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The Food Lab: How to Poach Eggs for a Party

More<p>Eggs<p>Buying tips, techniques, and recipes, no matter how you like them.<p>A couple of weeks back a friend of mine asked me on Facebook how to poach a large number of eggs for a brunch party.<p>I used to be afraid of poached eggs. Back when I was a working cook in Boston, I'd have to head into the …

11 Foods Nutritionists Always Keep in their Refrigerators

Add these to your grocery list, stat.

The Serious Eats Field Guide to Chinese Pastries

The first time you walk into a Chinese bakery is a little like stepping into Willy Wonka's factory. Buns come with dozens of fillings. Cakes are stacked with cream and fruit and decorated with geometric frosting. There's little English signage; all you can tell is that everything seems to cost a …

24 Coconut Desserts We Love

Gallery24 Coconut Desserts We Love<p>I don't remember the food that made me dislike coconut, but I do remember the oatmeal cookie that changed my mind. Nutty, sweet, and chewy, the coconut flakes added just the right amount of texture and flavor to make me an instant convert...over and over again. …

The unstoppable majesty of Chris Messina

There’s a particular ailment that afflicts actors of a certain caliber. These actors are cursed with being exceptional at what they do. They bring a …

Make Time for the Work That Matters

More hours in the day. It’s one thing everyone wants, and yet it’s impossible to attain. But what if you could free up significant time—maybe as much as 20% of your workday—to focus on the responsibilities that really matter?<p>We’ve spent the past three years studying how knowledge workers can become …

Constructing Your Career Castle

As the story goes, Walt Disney had a key piece of advice to the executives planning the Magic Kingdom: <i>Build the castle first</i>. Disney understood that everyone involved in achieving his vision — from the Madison Avenue advertisers selling it to the guys hacking their way through the mosquito-infested …

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Why the Best Leaders Are Vulnerable

Even though people think vulnerability is weakness, in reality, it's the courage to show up and be seen.<p>Vulnerability does not sound like the sort of topic that would get a bunch of entrepreneurs cheering. But that’s exactly what happened when Brene Brown addressed <i>Inc.’</i>s Leadership Forum on Tuesday.<p>…

Information Security

The Four Questions Great Leaders Ask

<i>“Judge a man by his questions rather than his answers</i>.”<p>—Voltaire<p>Ever notice how great leaders ask the best questions?<p>A masterful leader will sit Yoda-like in a meeting, listening intently to the dialogue and then, with Zen Master timing, ask a question that will change the tenor, the focus and the …

It's Not Just Semantics. Words Make an Enormous Difference in Leadership

If you can't communicate clearly, you can't do business.<p>A few weeks ago, I mentioned to a group of entrepreneurs that I am not a fan of Jim Collins. There are many reasons, but one of them is that I dislike when he presents his work as though it is science. Business is not a science; it is not …

Leadership

Authentic Leadership Is The Key To Innovation

<i>The transformation will come from leadership.</i><p>W. Edwards Deming<p>If your organization is struggling with innovation, or if you are slow in your development of a transformative culture, or if you just can’t seem to get momentum, energy and commitment from your teams . . . there may be a simple reason: …

5 Transitions Great Leaders Make That Average Leaders Don't

The secret to leadership is there aren’t any real secrets. The best leaders have simply gone to school on improving their tradecraft. While the capabilities possessed by the best leaders might seem otherworldly to many, they are merely the outcome of hard work, experience, perspective, and yes, a …

What “The Internship” Gets Right (and Wrong) about Mid-Career Internships

Let’s establish up front that Billy and Nick, the two 40ish, out-of-work salesmen played by Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson in the new movie <i>The Internship</i>, are unlikely to land a coveted summer spot at Google. But in Hollywood, the place where Cameron Diaz can be an orthopedic surgeon (in <i>There’s</i> …

Your Company Doesn’t Need a Women’s Network

Another women’s conference finds another predominantly female group of HR Directors seeking to improve the gender balance in their firms. In reality, women are working far too hard at an issue actually beyond their power to solve. Corporate leaders must recognize that additional women-dominated …

The Smartest Leaders Make Their Own Opportunities

We all know no one posts the best jobs. The really juicy positions usually get handed around like a treasured prize within social networks. Maybe you’ll see a notice on LinkedIn, or a posting on your alumni listserv — but probably not. The most exciting jobs have an infinite number of aspirants, so …

Good Leaders Don’t Use Bad Words

During a painfully dull futures workshop Down Under, a simple word change helped transform a stagnant discussion.<p>The facilitator, with a world-class flair for bafflegab and platitude, had asked the group to envision products customers might desire a decade hence. The conversation regurgitated …

Ten Charts That Show We’ve All Got a Case of the Mondays

If you’re in a workplace in America right now, chances are most of the people around you are pretty checked out. You might even be plodding through the day yourself, counting down the hours until you can fly out the door. Or you’re doing your very best to make your unhappiness known to anyone …

Score a Bikini Body Now

It's still not too late to get strong, lean, and sexy, thanks to this metabolism-revving, muscle-sculpting, weight-loss plan<p>MoreHappens every year: You're all gung ho in the beginning of the summer, hitting the gym like it's your job and dutifully counting calories. After all, you have the big …

Ron Alvesteffer

The best part of surrounding yourself with ambitious & hard-working people is seeing them succeed.

Ron Alvesteffer

"Stay committed to your decisions, but stay flexible in your approach." -- Anthony Robbins

Copying What The Best Companies Do: Yes, It Can Be Extremely Entrepreneurial

It probably goes back to elementary school, when you were told “keep your eyes on your own paper.”<p>The message was hammered home in ninth grade when your English teacher would flunk you for plagerism.<p>And you hear the disdain almost every day in business when a new product is dismissed as a “me …

They Will Change Your Life: The 7 Non-Negotiables Of Winning

Today, I would like to share the principles that have transformed me, my company, and a growing number of people across the globe. They are simple and powerful and I promise you that if you make the time to learn and apply them, new avenues of promise and possibility will open for you. I share my …

The Ripple Effects You Create as a Manager

Each one of us holds a set of beliefs and attitudes — a mindset — that determines how we interpret and respond to situations. That mindset shapes how we interact with others, and therefore it also affects the people we work with — in ways both subtle and profound. A person with a distrustful …

I’m the Boss! Why Should I Care If You Like Me?

Many people assume that it’s possible for a person to be an effective leader without being likable. That is technically true, but you may not like the odds. In a study of 51,836 leaders, we found just 27 who were rated at the bottom quartile in terms of likability but in the top quartile in terms …

To succeed and connect with our culture, you must be relevant. Being relevant means you care enough to connect, and you care enough to find out where someone is, so that you can walk with them on their journey. Who do you need to be relevant with today? Or what area of your life or business do you need to be relevant in? I encourage you today to take action. Go to: http://bit.ly/13Q6O40

Ron Alvesteffer

There are two ways of meeting difficulties. You alter the difficulties or you alter yourself to meet them.