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7 Questions To Guide Decisions Of School Leaders

"I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions." -Stephen Covey <br>Making good decisions is important for all us. Whether we …

What Cleanliness Can Tell You about Your Leadership Style | Inc.com

The way that you keep your personal workspace, home, and appearance say a lot about your leadership style. There are four basic styles of leadership - steward, diplomat, idealist, and pragmatist. If your desk is a bit untidy, it can still be seen as positive as it displays creativity. Those with …

7 Easy Strategies Psychologists Use to Drastically Improve Performance

Leaders need simple psychology to create a cohesive team and maximize productivity.<p>Every leader wants a more efficient workplace. Employees benefit from a safe, supportive atmosphere that uses cutting-edge psychological tools to empower each person to make a meaningful contribution to the …

3 Things Remarkable Leaders Do to Avoid a Toxic Work Culture

The building blocks of great workplaces start with exceptional leaders modeling these key behaviors.<p>A former co-worker recently reached out to me baffled by having left yet another in a string of toxic and dysfunctional companies in recent years. Discouraged, she was looking for answers in hopes of …

5 Ways to Show Leadership Through Body Language

Some people have the ability to win you over with just a handful of words – whereas others can repel you without uttering a single syllable. That’s …

4 Steps to Leading Successful Change

No successful change can take place in an organization without system-wide understanding and support. Leaders cannot do this alone.

What's Working: Teacher Engagement and Teacher Leadership

In the field of education, the question of how to keep students engaged is a persistent one. Engaged students learn more, retain more, and show more lasting gains, but cultivating engaged students requires a process of continual readjustment and refining. Engaging students can be far easier when …

#Recipe : Chicken with Tomato and Basil Cream Sauce

Recipes<p><b>Ingredients</b><p>1 cup chicken broth<br>¼ cup white wine<br>Juice from one lemon<br>2 cups whipping cream<br>2 Tablespoons butter<br>¾ teaspoons sea salt<br>¼ teaspoon …

If You've Never Made Hummingbird Cake, You're Missing Out

This Southern classic is just what your Easter feast needs.<p>A Southern dessert staple, Hummingbird Cake takes its name from the fact that it tastes so good, you'll hum when you eat it. How can you resist that? Hummingbird Cake is a dense cinnamon-spiced dessert made with ripe bananas and crushed …

Dessert

Top 12 Designer Approved Easy Ways to Make Your Own Home Decor Look Original

Nothing makes home decor better than a unique personality. Making your home original is the number one rule to interior design and you should keep …

75 Small Upgrades You Should Spoil Your Home With This Year

Do it today... and love it tomorrow!<p>Your home, like life, is a series of evolutions and special moments. Tackle these mini projects yourself — and sometimes with help! — and you'll create a space that's truly your own. Flaunt your "after" pictures on Instagram by tagging #MyHouseBeautiful — we'll …

Home Decorating

Elegant Apartment in Dallas Exudes Femininity

This feminine apartment in Dallas’s Museum Tower combines elegance and lavishness. According to the creative team at <b>Laura Lee Clark Interior Design</b>, …

14 Small Space Tips for the Cocktail Maven Who Wants a Home Bar

You are the cocktail queen and nothing can hold you back — except for your small space struggles, that is. While you dream of one day designing a home bar with seating for all your friends, for now you’re stuck with an apartment barely big enough for you and all your shoes. Whining won’t get you …

Small Spaces

9 Easy 2-Ingredient Desserts

Ready for some easy dessert ideas? Who says recipes have to be complicated to be good? These treats celebrate the minimalist approach to maximum …

See 100 Years of Wedding Dresses in Three Minutes

In the latest installment of its 100 Years of Fashion series, Mode showcases a century of wedding trends in just over three minutes.<p>“100 Years of …

Expert Advice: Sebastian Conran’s 11 Tips for Designing a Small Kitchen

The other day I found myself in a Twitter conversation with UK industrial designer Sebastian Conran (yes, of <i>that</i> Conran family; he’s the son of Sir …

Drink Rocks

Made of marble and soapstone, these geometric stones chill your drink without diluting it. Simply leave them in the freezer for several hours before …

45 of the Most Stunning House Exteriors Ever

Talk about curb appeal!<p>They say it's the inside that counts, but these homes are pretty stylish on the outside too. Whether grand or quaint, these homes are inspiration to step up your curb appeal.

New Jersey

8 Smart Solutions If You Don't Have a Dining Room

Say goodbye to TV trays, or worse, eating on your bed.<p>Say goodbye to TV trays, or worse, eating on your bed.

Interior Design

Disappearing Act: 14 Minimalist Hidden Kitchens

It makes so much sense: kitchens hidden behind accordion doors, sliding doors, cabinet doors—anything it takes to keep the clutter out of sight when …

8 Designer-Recommended Color Combinations You Should Try

For a knockout room, multiple hues are sometimes better than one.<p>For a knockout room, multiple hues are sometimes better than one.

Interior Design

11 Ways to Upgrade Your Home Bar in an Hour or Less

Who says tonight's cocktail gets to pack all the punch?<p><b>1. Gold Leaf Drink Stirrers</b><p>These adorable gold leaf drink stirrers from A Bubbly Life are the accessories your most ladylike cocktails have been waiting for. (Her recommended pairing? The super-refreshing pink cucumber greyhound.)<p><b>2. Mercury</b> …

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OK I admit I’m choosy and hard to please. I’ve been stalking leftovers. You know … those listings that are not quite right, have bad photos or you …

15 Styling Tricks That Make A Small Living Room Seem Bigger Than It Is

Not an overstatement.<p>If your living room is cramped and cluttered, the last thing you'll want to do is hang out there. That is, unless you trick your eye into thinking your room is bigger than it appears. It's not magic; it's just smart styling. Get ready to Pin all these tips.

Home Decorating

72 Kitchens That'll Make You Want To Redo Yours

You've been dreaming of that custom backsplash forever. Now's the time.<p>The kitchen is probably the most used room in your house, so you want it to be a space you enjoy spending time in. From country casual to sleek and modern — and everything in between — we've got all the kitchen inspiration you …

Kitchens

13 Things You Should Have in Your Closet by 30

All of the touches you need to add warmth, style and creativity the most-used space in your home.<p><i>Courtesy of LA Closet Design</i><p>1. Something Cozy Underfoot<p>You know how you feel when you step into your favorite slippers?It's like that, but EVERY time you walk into your closet."I think that by the time …

7 Easy Tweaks to Improve Your Space

In the spirit of living your best year ever, we've asked interiors experts to name the subtle changes that will make a big difference to your space.<p>From the 10 pounds you've sworn to lose, to the copy of <i>The Goldfinch</i> you've sworn to read, to the gangbusters business you've pledged to start, home …

The Best Four-Ingredient Punches to Ring in the New Year

The ease of making a punch for a party is made that much easier by not having to go to a dozen different stores, searching for multiple varieties of …

10 Cheap Ways To Make Your Kitchen Look Expensive

Little details go a long way.<p>1. Update hardware.<p>Hardware can completely change the look of a piece of furniture and it can do the same for your cabinets. Replace drawer and cabinet pulls for an new unique look that instantly updates your entire space.<p>2. Use lighter colors.<p>A light color on the walls …

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