Coaching closes gaps between current and desired states by tapping strengths. Six leadership styles*: Visionary leaders move people toward shared dreams. They are most useful when organizations need change or clear direction. Affiliative leaders create harmony by connecting people to each other. They heal rifts and provide motivation to face stress. Democratic leaders get commitment … More

I have invited several top leaders, authors, and bloggers to share their wisdom with Leadership Freak readers. Thanks to John C. Maxwell for contributing this insightful post on saying things others won’t say. One of the hardest things about leadership is when you not only have to make the tough call, but also must speak … More

A judge dismissed a widely watched money laundering case in Florida on Monday by ruling that Bitcoin, the cryptocurrency, is not money. Michell Esponiza, the defendant, had sold $1,500 worth of the virtual currency to undercover police officers who said they intended to buy stolen credit card numbers with it, as the Miami Herald reports.… via … More

Michelle Obama may not be the president of the United States, but she certainly knows how to command a room. via WATCH: Michelle Obama Ignites DNC with Powerful Speech — BCNN1 WP

Most days, Karla Ortiz says she feels scared. Scared that her parents, Latinos who immigrated illegally to the U.S., will be deported and that her family will be torn apart. “I’m scared that at any moment, my mom and my dad will be forced to leave,” Ortiz told the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. “I… via … More

Facebook’s Solar-Powered Drone Just Hit a Big Milestone — Fortune

Facebook’s solar-powered, Internet-beaming drone is one step closer to bringing the web to earth. The social networking giant said on Thursday that its unmanned aircraft, named Aquila, successfully passed its first test flight on June 28 in Yuma, Ariz. Although Facebook fb has been flying a smaller version of the drone over the past several… via … More Facebook’s Solar-Powered Drone Just Hit a Big Milestone — Fortune

Facebook and Twitter Add Video Features as the Streaming Race Heats Up — Fortune

The future of television–or whatever we want to call it in the digital era–is being reinvented daily, and social platforms such as Facebook, Snapchat, and Twitter’s Periscope are the big players, whether it’s exploding watermelons or live coverage of a police shooting. Each is trying to amass a bigger audience with more features. Call it… via … More Facebook and Twitter Add Video Features as the Streaming Race Heats Up — Fortune

Enough Talking About Violence and Racial Tension in America. It’s Time to Stop and Pray to God. — BCNN1 WP

That week represented one of the darkest series of events I remember in my lifetime. First on Tuesday, police in Baton Rouge, La., shot Alton Sterling to death. Two days later, Philando Castile was shot by a police officer after being pulled over for a busted headlight in Minnesota. His death was streamed live on […] … More Enough Talking About Violence and Racial Tension in America. It’s Time to Stop and Pray to God. — BCNN1 WP

Miami Heat President Pat Riley Has ‘Great Regret’ About Dwyane Wade Debacle — BCNN1 WP

Miami Heat president Pat Riley regrets how he handled the Dwyane Wade free agency debacle that ultimately ended in the abrupt and unexpected departure of the most decorated player in franchise history. via Miami Heat President Pat Riley Has ‘Great Regret’ About Dwyane Wade Debacle — BCNN1 WP