Training

Building a Culture of Volunteerism

Despite countless studies showing significant business benefits of employee volunteerism and diligent work to build strong programs, participation rates in well-run corporate volunteerism programs tend to hover around 35 to 50 percent. Last year, CSAA Insurance Group, a AAA insurer, achieved a record-breaking employee volunteer participation rate of 98 percent. We often are asked for insights on how we did ...

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Guardian Muscles: 3 stretches to unlock your hip flexors and generate huge power in your legs

Ever feel that weird pinching in the front of your hips when doing feet-hooked situps? That’s just your hip flexors saying hi. This group of 12 muscles—which includes the psoas, iliacus, and sartorius—helps you raise your thighs up (or in the case of those situps, helps you raise your chest toward your thighs). The muscles also tend to get overused ...

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CrossFit workouts: The 10-Day program to get stronger

It’s no secret that CrossFit is a demanding discipline. If you wanna survive a grueling WOD, you’ll need a big metabolic engine, plenty of power, and a solid base of core stability. But at some point, every athlete—CrossFit or otherwise—needs the all-out, brute-force, no-holds-barred strength to lift big weights and put them down, over and over again. For a high-caliber ...

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Training Leaders to Think Strategically—What’s Missing?

“Thinking strategically” is an attribute boards stress in CEO selection. Senior executives also understand that there is a premium placed on professionals who add strategic value. If it’s generally accepted that this is an important skill for success, why does research show that only 7 percent of executives are viewed as strategic? Could it be that training misses the mark? ...

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Make the Most of MOOCs

There is lots of talk about Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). Are they a revolution in education or just another online tool? While I don’t have the definitive answer to that question, we at Tenaris do have quite a bit of experience with MOOCs—we were the first company to join MOOC provider edX and we’ve spent the last four years ...

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Focus on El Salvador

El Salvador has a population of more than 6.1 million, and Spanish is the main language of its people. It has some of the most beautiful landscapes in the world. This is a country with more than 100 lakes, many volcanoes, lush green valleys, and diverse wildlife and nature. More than 150 orchids and close to 400 different types of ...

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Hustle is the ultimate American status symbol, a new study says

Shutterstock Decades ago, a dude’s high status was symbolized by some pot-bellied plutocrat wearing 10 pounds of gold rings, delighting in endless pastries and relishing in a gold-plated castle somewhere. That’s not how Americans view social status anymore. In 2017, and in America, being endlessly stressed, overworked, and busy—the hustle, in other words—are the elite trifecta that signal power and influence, ...

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