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6 essential documents for project management success

Here are six key documents that project managers and their teams rely on to successfully guide and execute projects.<p>Careful project planning and …

Project Management

25 Words You Should Never, Ever Use In Your Resume

Dear Liz,<p>You came to speak on campus when I was in college and I loved what you had to say. You told us not to praise ourselves in our resumes but I can’t remember the details.<p>Why aren’t we supposed to praise ourselves again? Also, if I don’t praise myself in my resume, how will employers know what …

Employment

The Right Way To Follow Up After A Job Interview

<b>By Sylvia Giltner, Next Avenue Contributor</b><p>Job candidates frequently make one big mistake after an interview: idly waiting for the employer to call with good or bad news. Bu the right follow-up can maximize the positive impact you made during the interview and increase your chances of getting …

Employment

Know Before You Go

When it comes to the safety of your crew and the security of your boat and gear, ignorance is not bliss. For more than 20 years, the Caribbean Safety …

Data Visualization

9 phrases only MBAs understand

Every industry has its own lingo. Business-school jargon may be especially perplexing to outsiders.<p>To help clear up some of the confusion, we asked two MBA grads about the most unusual terms and phrases they picked up in business school.<p>Paul Ollinger graduated from the Tuck School of Business at …

Cycling calendar for 2018: Key dates for the main events on road, track, cyclo-cross, mountain and BMX bikes

Road<p><b>January<br>16-21:</b> Santos Tour Down Under (Australia). <b><br>28:</b> Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race (Australia).<p><b>February<br>21-25:</b> Abu Dhabi Tour (UAE). <b><br>24:</b> Omloop Het Nieuwsblad (Belgium).<p><b>March<br>3:</b> Strade Bianche (men and women, Italy). <b><br>4-12:</b> Paris-Nice. <b><br>11:</b> Ronde van Drenthe (Women's WorldTour, Holland). <b><br>7-13:</b> …

Cycling

6 of the best: rear lights

Cycling during the winter months means you'll probably be riding during the darker hours of the day at some point. So having a good set of lights is …

How to Make Your Peers Accountable When Your Boss Won't

Countless executives get fed up with a boss who doesn’t hold their peers accountable for getting things done. This becomes an insidious problem, one that can stall strategic initiatives, produce backstabbing and even sabotage, and lead to the exit of talented and motivated executives.<p>In short, the …

Charisma

Why cruising sailors should consider using a professional weather router

<b>If you're making an ocean crossing this year, employing a weather routeing service could make for a safer, smoother, and faster sail</b> Should you …

Sailing

Don't Rush To Reply To That Job Ad -- Here's Why

When you see a job opportunity you’re interested in, it’s tempting to spring into action and apply for the job immediately. The most widespread misconception I hear from job seekers is “If my resume isn’t one of the first resumes they receive after the job is posted, I might lose my chance!”<p>When a …

Employment

Never, Ever Take A Job Before Asking These Ten Questions

Dear Liz,<p>I quit my job yesterday. I only kept the job for seven weeks.<p>I was the Controller, reporting to the CFO. The job itself was fine.<p>My problem was the COO, who was not even my boss.<p>The COO of that company is an idiot and a bully. He made a big deal about my working hours.<p>He told me “It’s a …

Employment

Bicycles were once blamed for making riders—especially women—crazy

The year was 1890, and a bicycle boom was underway. Its cause? The safety bicycle, a cheaper, more practical two-wheeled vehicle. This new design didn’t have the impractically big wheel of a penny farthing from the 1880s, or the bumpiness of a metal wheeled peddle-less hobby horse of the 1860s.<p>The …

Mental Health

The Definitive Rules of the Road for Urban Cyclists

We spoke with a riding instructor for advice on how to navigate the city streets with confidence.<p>Biking in the city can make you feel like being a kid again: It lets you explore, hang out with your friends, and turn workaday chores like commuting into adventures. But urban cycling can also be …

Bike Lanes

Getting Interviews, But No Offers? Here's What You're Doing Wrong

Dear Liz,<p>I’ve been job-hunting since March. I have been getting a lot of interviews. My problem is that I can’t turn the interview into an offer, at least so far. I feel like my interviews go well. I give succinct answers to interview questions, which I know is important.<p><i>Watch on Forbes:</i><p>I haven’t …

Employment

Staff Picks: Our Favorite Road Bikes of 2017

<b>Editor’s Note:</b> This post has been updated with new picks for 2017. You can find last year’s picks on Page 2.<p>Picking the best road bikes will always …

Road Bikes

40 Quotes that Will Calm Your Mind When You’re at a Crossroads

It happens to all of us gradually as we live and grow. We discover more about who we are and the way life really is, and then we realize there are …

Relationships

How to Handle Stress During a Job Interview

Have you ever felt incredibly stressed during a job interview? If so, you’re not alone. Most people say that interviewing for a job is an overwhelmingly stressful experience. Fortunately, you can come to terms with job interview stress by understanding that a certain amount of stress can actually</i> …

The Conversational Habit of Smart Communicators That 99 Percent of People Are Afraid Of | Inc.com

Lets all agree on one thing: Communication is the source of much conflict in the workplace.<p>Sometimes the unpredictability of human nature will kick in. You've seen it -- someone does or says something (unintentional, even) that causes a negative reaction.<p>Things can get ugly fast. Words are …

Self-help

The Stages of the 2017 Tour de France

Overall, this is one of the most wide-open Tour de France routes we’ve seen in decades—here's what makes it so (and what we can expect)<p>When the route of the 2017 Tour de France was unveiled last October, it was immediately clear that the Tour’s organizers did their best to create a course that …

Boosted's new electric skateboards are water-resistant and have longer range options

Boosted has just announced the second generation of its popular (and pricey) electric skateboard. The new version looks almost exactly the same as the original, but it offers swappable batteries (including longer-range options), a better Bluetooth connection with the remote, and a water-resistant …

Five Good Answers To 'Why Are You Job-Hunting?'

Dear Liz,<p>I can’t stand my job and I’m desperate to get a new one. Luckily I’ve got three headhunters sending me job opportunities but I haven’t found the right job yet.<p>A lot of the jobs they send me are too low-level for my background, and some of them are located too far away from my apartment.<p>I …

Customer Service

7 Personality Traits Every CEO Should Have

When people hear the title of CEO, those three letters that command respect, they tend to imagine a relentless titan on a quest for entrepreneurial greatness. What comes to mind is the fiery temperament of a visionary like Steve Jobs, or the competitive drive of a leader like Travis Kalanick. But …

Leadership

After The Interview, Send The Perfect Thank You Note

Dear Liz,<p>I had a really good job interview yesterday. The manager “Pete” and I had a great conversation.<p>He liked my stories. He said “You’re a good story-teller, and in my experience good story-tellers make good salespeople.”<p>This is an entry-level Sales job. I want to write a great thank you note …

Employment

10 used sailboats we love

35 Things to Check Before You Launch Your Boat

• Give each winch a quick spin. If they’re not turning freely, now is the time to strip and clean them.<br>• Windlass issues are almost always down to poor …

S/V Soggy Paws - St. Francis 44 - Circumnavigate with Dave and Sherry McCampbell

<b>In these pages you will find the story of the sailing vessel Soggy Paws, her crew Sherry and Dave, and her trip around the world.</b><p><b>Soggy Paws is back</b> …

The Easy Way To Discover Your Dream Job

How can you discover what you’re truly passionate about?<p>It’s all well and good to tackle your goals with gusto and to take steps to attain your dream job, but what if you aren’t sure what that might be? It’s easy to feel confused about what you’re meant to be doing, and what occupation might be the …

Employment

Had a Job Interview but No Callback? Here’s What to Do Next Time

Days have passed since your job interview, and no one’s called or emailed.<p>Later, you learn someone else was hired for the position. You were sure you aced the interview and would advance to the next round, but obviously the interviewer saw it differently.<p>Here’s where things may have gone wrong and …

Employment

13 Perks You Wouldn't Think You Could Negotiate -- But You Can

Dear Liz,<p>I am excited! I got a job offer last Friday. I like the job description a lot. The salary offer is just okay. The pay is a little low for my level of experience.<p>My hiring manager “Lou” knows his offer is somewhat low.<p>When I said “I’m really committed to getting the $80,000 salary target …

Employment

Five Good Answers To The Question 'What's Your Greatest Strength?'

Dear Liz,<p>I am job-hunting. I don’t mind going on job interviews. I usually feel like I do pretty well, but I have trouble with the question “What’s your greatest strength?”<p>I don’t like talking about myself. I hate to brag. I can just imagine that every interviewer who asks a job-seeker “What’s your …

Employment