How U.S. Soccer Star Tobin Heath Became Team Leader


If the U.S. women’s national soccer team were a train, Tobin Heath would be its engine. In October, the midfielder scored two goals in the team’s 5-0 victory over Guatemala. The performance helped the team qualify for the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup, to be held in Canada next summer. Standout performances like that have earned Heath the trust and respect of her teammates. But as the 26-year-old tells us, she’s still getting used to her role as a team leader. A soccer phenom Read more [...]

Marcus Aurelius’ 10 Rules For Being An Exceptional Leader


The Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius ruled from 161 to 180 AD, and has maintained the reputation for being the ideal wise leader Plato termed the "philosopher king." His book "Meditations" has inspired leaders for centuries due to its timeless wisdom regarding human behavior. It's a collection of personal writings that he wrote during the chaotic last decade of his life. This turmoil inspired him to develop his own interpretation of Stoic philosophy, which focused on accepting things out of one's control Read more [...]

South Sudan president and rebel leader agree to form unity government


Truce follows meeting between the pair after east African bloc threatened sanctions over country's civil war Salva Kiir's meeting with Riek Machar was the first encounter between the pair since 9 May when they signed a ceasefire that broke within hours. The government and rebels in South Sudan have agreed to end the country's civil war and form a unity government within 60 days, but the collapse of previous peace deals means that celebrations are on hold. The truce followed a rare meeting on Tuesday Read more [...]

Ukraine leader promises to punish separatists


Ukraine's president-elect. Petro Poroshenko. has promised to punish pro-Russian rebels who shot down an army helicopter in the east of the country, killing 14 soldiers, including a general. The country's newly elected leader called the separatists, who brought down the helicopter gunship in Slovyansk, "terrorists" and "bandits". The fighters shot down the Mi-8 helicopter with a... WN.com - Photown News Read more [...]

Ukraine’s new leader vows to crush rebels after deadly attack


Ukraine's President-elect Petro Poroshenko has vowed to punish "bandits" after pro-Russian rebels shot down an army helicopter, killing 12. "These criminal acts of the enemies of the Ukrainian people will not go unpunished," he was quoted as saying by the Unian news agency. The helicopter was shot down near the eastern city of Sloviansk. An army general was among those killed. Sloviansk has seen fierce fighting between the rebels and Ukraine's army. Russia has reiterated Read more [...]

Verizon’s Chief Talent and Diversity Officer Discusses What It Takes to Become a Successful Leader


Ever wonder what it takes to ascend the company ranks and become a strong, effective leader?  Magda Yrizarry, Verizon’s chief talent and diversity officer, works every day to identify and develop leaders, and took time this week to share her thoughts on leadership and career growth during Proud to be Latina’s EmPower Hour. Proud to be Latina is a personal and professional development network that educates, empowers and encourages Latinas to rise to their full potential. On a conference call Read more [...]

Nigeria’s abducted schoolgirls: We’ll sell them as slaves, pledges Boko Haram terror leader


In a chilling message, the leader of the Islamist militant group Boko Haram has claimed responsibility for the abduction of nearly 300 schoolgirls in the north of Nigeria last month, and said that he would sell them into slavery. “I abducted your girls,” Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau said in the one-hour video released on Monday. “By Allah, I will sell them in the marketplace,” he continued, adding that the girls were being held as “slaves”. In one of the most shocking attacks in Read more [...]