Amanda G

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Crispy Parmesan-Crusted Pancakes Are My New Cauliflower Rice Obsession

Now the base of pizza crusts and tater tots, cauliflower has proven its versatility time and time again. When grated or processed into “rice,” it …

Recipes

These homemade Twix bars taste like the real thing—but are super low-sugar

No matter how committed you are to keto, Paleo, Whole30, or whatever your eating plan of choice is, sometimes, you just can’t shake a craving for a …

Dessert

Lose 10 Pounds in a Week by Turning Your Metabolism Into a Fat-Burning Machine

For women who’ve tried Atkins, or any of the low-carb diets that are so popular right now, this story probably sounds familiar: “You see someone …

Nutrition

This Simple, Fragrant Cake Is Half Flour, Half Nuts (But That's Not Its Only Secret)

The simplest desserts are often the best ones to come out of my kitchen. When baking, I'm endlessly fascinated by the alchemy of transforming a few humble ingredients—flour, eggs, sugar, and so on—into something golden-crusted and moist-crumbed and utterly addictive.<p>Today's cake recipe is a perfect …

Dessert

When You Have to Carry Out a Decision You Disagree With

One of the great frustrations of being a middle manager is that senior leaders make decisions that go against what you would have done had it been up to you. Sometimes you are part of the decision process, and other times the decision is simply handed down. Either way, you are now responsible for …

Management

Three Steps for Giving Feedback That Works: Find It, Flip It, Elevate It

“The last 10 percent is always the hardest part,” a direct report once said as he invited me to share what I was truly thinking about his performance.<p>Despite the open invitation, I found it hard to offer honest, direct feedback. For those of us taught to be kind, delivering bad news can feel like …

Extreme Sports

Holiday Side Dishes Your Vegetarian Guests Will Love

These sides might just beat your holiday turkey or roast.<p>When it comes to any holiday meal, the side dishes make the real difference between a so-so …

Cooking

20 Vegetarian Dinners You'll Love This Fall

It's hard to be sad about summer's departure when fall favorites like pumpkin, butternut squash, Brussels sprouts, apples, and more are rolling into …

Cooking

The 11 Habits of Highly Effective Teams

In my book, <i>The Collaborator: Discover Soccer as a Metaphor for Global Business Leadership</i>, I describe the game of soccer as the best example of a …

Leadership

Be a Better Leader, Have a Richer Life

You can achieve wins in four domains of life at once–work, family, community, and self—following Friedman’s Total Leadership process. Learn how in this video slide deck. Download a customizable version here.

Leadership

How To Upgrade The Single-Family Office

As many as 80% of single-family offices are not operating and delivering expertise as well as they possible could. There are quite a few possible reasons for this including:<p>• Having less than exceptional people in leadership roles.<p>• Having a compensation system that fails to adequately reward …

Subpar
Books

7 Bad Habits You Need to Kill to Be a Better Leader

Why are some people in the workplace, so...dysfunctional? It may be due to a lack of self-awareness.<p>Just about any leader or entrepreneur who's ever failed at some point understands the importance of inviting feedback.<p>Yes, it's powerful because gaining new perspective and wisdom from, perhaps, …

Self-help

You Need An Organizational Constitution, And Here's Why

How can you transform your work environment from frustrating and lifeless to engaging and inspiring?<p>Being a leader means keeping track of valuable data, from sales, to profits, and customer satisfaction. It is, after all, an important part of your job to know where things are working and where …

The Lone Ranger

4 Emotional Intelligence Skills to Transform Your Leadership Style

qimono / PixabayMany of the hierarchal and authoritarian styles of leadership have become obsolete, and we’ve experienced significant strides in …

Leadership
Leadership

6 Signs an Employee Is Loyal (Which Never Appear on Performance Evaluations)

More important, these six signs indicate employees who are not just loyal to the company but, as their boss, are also loyal to you.<p>Every great boss -- and every great entrepreneur -- hopes to have loyal employees. Yet loyalty has absolutely nothing to do with length of employment. Is a 20-year …

Employee Engagement

Why Saying 'I Don't Know' Is a Sign of a Strong Leader

Why saying 'I don't know' is a sign of a strong leader.<p>From parents to teachers to presidents, we've always looked to authority figures to have the answers. There's a considerable amount of pressure for leaders to solve problems and know exactly what to do when an issue arises. Fearing they'll …

Leadership

Why Culture and Purpose Must Align Within the Workplace

Purpose is about where your company's journey is taking you. Culture is the combination of values and habits that will get you there.<p>"Purpose Inspires, Values Guide, Habits Define."<p>Purpose is the why of your organization. Purpose is what gives work meaning. But purpose is in danger of becoming …

Leadership

Cultivate These 5 Attributes to Turbocharge Team Performance

Sometimes you get lucky and your team has the right chemistry. The other times require leadership.<p>Organizations both large and small have assets of varying value. Whether it's intellectual property, exclusive sales territories, large customer contracts, proprietary locations, access to financing …

The 5 C's of Great Leaders

Want to be a stronger leader? Build a stronger team on these five principles.<p><i>By Kirsten Blakemore Edwards (@KirstenBeMe), MA CPCC, Consultant at Partners In Leadership</i><p>Upward movement is a challenge, especially for women competing to ascend the ranks in a male-dominated company. Instead of fighting …

Employee Engagement

Here's 1 Leadership Trait that Only the Smartest Bosses Will Understand

This is raising the leadership bar high -- very high.<p>Those on the path to good leadership should raise the bar high -- very high. I say this because walking the higher road of integrity with eyes watching your every move in the 8-5 fish bowl can be a very lonely place.<p>But here's the hard truth of …

American Psychological Association

How To Build Company Confidence As A First-Time Leader

Let’s pretend for a minute that none of our shared fears about entrepreneurship exist. You know, like how the typical life of a small business is less than five years or how difficult it is to reach profitability. Things like this can make even the most seasoned veteran’s head spin, let alone a …

Leadership

5 Reasons Why Being Intimidating Can Be Awesome for Your Career

Being intimidating--or bossy, overpowering, or demanding--may not be such a bad thing after all.<p>Although many of us have found that there's a stigma that goes along being someone who is considered to be intimidating--or any of its closer synonyms like bossy, overpowering, or demanding--could it be …

Extreme Sports

3 Ways Leaders Can Instill Mindfulness At Work

With the constant flood of information and work requests, mindfulness in the workplace is needed now more than ever. Here's how to instill it.<p>Ask any leader in a growth company about their biggest business challenges and you're likely to hear there simply is not enough time in the day. Of course, …

Mindfulness

Why We Need to Kick Incivility Out of the Office

Disrespect and nastiness are worse problems at work than they used to be, and they’re making our days harder. Author Christine Porath has been …

The Workplace

Why Don't My Employees Respect Me?

Dear Liz,<p>I took over a new team in February.<p>I wish I could say it’s going well but it’s not. They are shutting me out.<p>I met with each of the seven team members one-on-one. Those meetings were cordial. They were get-to-know-you meetings but none of my employees was especially welcoming.<p>The employees …

Public Policy