Trish Collins

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How to Write a Business Plan Executive Summary<p><i>by Ruth Mayhew</i><p>A critical step in starting your own business is writing a business plan. Consider your …

To Reduce Burnout on Your Team, Give People a Sense of Control

There’s no question or debate that workplace stress levels are at critical levels and are escalating. The American Institute of Stress (AIS) reveals that 80% of us feel stress on the job and almost half say they need help in managing that stress. The StressPulse survey by ComPsych, an Employee …

Leading Change: Why Transformation Efforts Fail

Over the past decade, I have watched more than 100 companies try to remake themselves into significantly better competitors. They have included large organizations (Ford) and small ones (Landmark Communications), companies based in the United States (General Motors) and elsewhere (British Airways), …

Winter is Coming: 6 Game of Thrones-Inspired Vegetarian Recipes to Brighten Cold Days

<i>Winter is coming.</i> No, really… it’ll be here in a couple of short months. Avid Game of Thrones fans have been inundated with the foreboding of …

Recipes

Homemade Vanilla Coffee Syrup

<i>Homemade Vanilla Coffee Syrup: With only a few ingredients, you can make delicious homemade vanilla syrup to flavor your coffee, tea, sodas, and</i> …

Homemade

Easy Broccoli Garlic Rice

“<i>Even the richest meal is just an excuse for the most important thing: Sharing simple moments together.</i>”<p>– Alejandro Morales (head chef at La Huella …

Six weekend breaks in Europe

If you’ve ticked off Europe's big city hitters such as Paris, Rome and Madrid, then <i>Lonely Planet Traveller</i> magazine has some suggestions for your next trip.<p>Jerez de la Frontera, Spain<p>Jerez distils Andalucian culture down to its most dramatic elements. It is a beguiling town of sherry bodegas, sleek …

Cleveland Gets Cheap Bike-Share With Unusual Funding Deal

The other day, Cleveland unveiled a brand-new public bike-share system. It isn’t the kind you might be familiar with from New York or Chicago or …

People Are More Selfish and Dishonest After Doing Math

Research participants who had spent 15 minutes solving math problems were <b>4 times</b> more likely to lie for personal gain in an ethics game than those who had answered randomly selected verbal questions from a standardized test, says a team led by Long Wang of the City University of Hong Kong. The act …

7 Easy Steps for Encouraging Employees to Take Initiative

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Taking initiative is essentially assuming the risk of a possible failure. When doing so, you put yourself out there and things don’t always go as planned. But the alternative is choosing to be inactive.<p>If you're a leader, it's vital that …

The excellent pencil sculptures of Dalton Ghetti

We've featured Dalton Ghetti's magnificent pencil sculptures in years past, but they're so gorgeous, and new to many.<p>There's an online store, …