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Some practical ways for students to manage stress and get things done.

Overwhelmed by a stressful semester and too much work? Wondering how you’re going to make it through the last few weeks before finals? Here are four ways to finish the semester strong: 

Coming to Grips With the Time Management Myth
Do you feel the need to be more organized and/or more productive? Do you spend your day in a frenzy of activity and then wonder why you haven't accomplished much?
Time management skills are especially important for small business people, who often find themselves performing many different jobs during the course of a single day. These time management tips will help you increase your productivity and stay cool and collected.

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How intrapreneurship can transform your business.

SPOILER ALERT: Some of the references take place in Season 7

Game of Thrones is a massive cultural phenomenon. By some accounts, it is responsible for close to $1 billion in revenue growth (after all, some actors earn close to $500,000 per episode). At the same time, the show generates a slew of thought pieces, from plain-vanilla recaps to longform pieces analyzing the social and political climate of Westeros.

As we launch into the new school year, we are thrilled to share the fall lineup for our National Speaker Broadcasts. We look forward to these speakers motivating our members, providing a call to action to serve their communities and driving them towards their passions! 

Do you know what to do as a leader when you're suddenly under fire? Here's a guide from someone who led in a real firefight.

Strong leadership may be the most essential aspect of any group; public or private, corporate or nonprofit. Without quality at the top, it’s hard to make the rest work properly. Of course, part of being a successful and effective leader means knowing what is going on at all levels of your company. A leader can be proficient in all fields, but if they don’t have the trust of their employees, the company is going nowhere.

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Throughout history, there have been plenty of women leaders who left their mark. You’ve probably heard of a few of them; Margaret Thatcher, Golda Meir, Angela Merkel. But there are quite a few female leaders who aren’t household names–and who have inspiring stories all their own.

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Have you ever wondered what makes someone a good athlete? Or a good leader? Or a good parent? Why do some people accomplish their goals while others fail?
What makes the difference?
Usually we answer these questions by talking about the talent of top performers. He must be the smartest scientist in the lab. She’s faster than everyone else on the team. He is a brilliant business strategist.
But I think we all know there is more to the story than that.

Although we use these terms interchangeably in popular culture, there is, in fact, a world of difference between a leader and a boss. Among other things, leaders empower, encourage, and inspire, rather than ruling through fear and stress. Here are five differences between the two–and some actionable mindsets for bosses to become leaders.