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25 questions to ask a mentor

A few years ago, around the time when I was launching this blog, I wrote an article called 4 Types of Questions to Ask A Mentor. To this day, it is …

Tips to create a better mission statement

<i>This is part of The Handover, an original Chase series that aims to help business owners think strategically about succession planning. It is</i> …

Dad's Comic Series That Teaches Love and Empathy Should Be Required Reading

With a 7-year-old son and 2-year-old daughter on his hands, Christopher Grady is no stranger to the everyday struggles modern parents face raising kids in the current social and political climates. So when it came to explaining the importance of equality, acceptance, and tolerance to his kids, he …

This Leadership Book Is One of the Most Critically Acclaimed Ever. Here's Why You Need to Reread It

The lessons learned from this book do not have an expiration date, and can travel with you along your leadership journey.<p>In my job, I spend a lot of time working with emerging leaders. Sometimes, they are leaders making a jump to a VP level role for the first time. Sometimes, I work with companies …

Creative Ways to Celebrate Your Child's Birthday — Without a Big Party

You don't have to host a huge birthday party with a million kids for your child to feel celebrated on his or her big day. Those all-out parties are fun, but it can be expensive to throw one each year. Meanwhile, sometimes the guest list gets stressful, or maybe your child just doesn't love being …

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Five Things Not To Say To Your Child

Photo courtesy of Deposit Photos and Attuned Education<p>As parents most of us know we are not perfect, and there are things we say, often in the heat …

4 Signs Your Star Employee Will Be a Good Leader

You can give the title of leader to anyone in your company, but is that person ready to lead?<p>"The first step in wisdom is in the correct naming of things.<i>"</i> -- Confucius<p>Whether you're looking to move up in the ranks of your organization, or you're considering team members for promotion, being clear …

Stop! You're Demoralizing Employees With Reviews! And Frequency Isn't the Reason.

One place to start is to learn the difference between "situational" and "dispositional" feedback.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The annual employee review is antiquated. While some companies are making changes and conducting them on a regular basis, many employees …

9 Easy Ways to Show Your Employees You Value Them

A great employee is like a four leaf clover, hard to find and lucky to have.<p>Employees who feel appreciated feel valued.<p>And when people feel valued, they're more likely to go above and beyond for the organization. They're quicker to hold themselves accountable for their part of a project. Most …

9 Surprising Signs You're an Exceptional Boss (That Most People Never Consider)

Some traits seem to go unnoticed, but where great leadership is concerned, they can make all the difference.<p>Many people are good bosses. Some people are great bosses.<p>A handful go even further: They're phenomenal, not only because of what you see them do but also because of what you don't see them …

3 Steps to Give Tough but Effective Feedback to Your Employees

Giving negative feedback is never easy. These tips will ensure that the results of your conversation are still productive.<p>The annual performance review is a dreaded obligation for most managers. Not only is there a substantial amount of administrative work, but also the added stress of having to …

How to Prepare Your Toddler for Baby’s Arrival

If you’re preparing for another baby with a toddler in tow—congrats!—you’re probably wondering how you’ll juggle two litte ones at the same time. …

Home Decorating

The Best Way To ‘Discipline Without Damage,’ From Toddlers To Teens

<i>Crib Notes summarize all the parenting books you’d read if you weren’t too busy parenting. For great advice in chunks so small a toddler wouldn’t</i> …

Do's and don't of decorating your kid's room

Designing kids bedroom is a dream of every parent. To decorate a comfortable, functional, as well as a friendly bedroom for kids, can be one of the …

Home Decorating

5 Mistakes Parents Make When Giving Kids Directions

Whether your child responds to your directions by saying, “In a minute!” or he ignores your commands completely, dealing with a child who doesn’t …

Mom snaps whimsical photos of the treasures her preschooler keeps in his pockets

Some of the best art comes in small pockets.<p>Melissa Kaseman, a photographer and mom living in Oakland, California, created a whimsical photo series …

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Articles about brilliant uses blue kitchen on Dwell.com - Dwell

A collection of flexible islands by Raw Edges for Caesarstone explore endless options for the kitchen.<p>A backsplash will protect your kitchen wall against food, water, and those dreaded oil splatters—and an interesting one can...<p>Sintered porcelain worktops are perfect to give a lush, old-world charm …

Articles about how do color coded home library on Dwell.com - Dwell

Dwell's handy-dandy how-to guide on learning and implementing building codes.<p>When it comes to interior design, we don't always see eye to eye with our partners.<p>Passive Houses are built according to a rigorous series of design principles that promote efficiency.<p>We spoke with architect Eric Cobb …

Articles about how mix and match chairs and benches on Dwell.com - Dwell

I know, I know, the Eames Shell Chair is totally ubiquitous, which is part of why this Herman Miller film from the Eames Office...<p>Tap into the art of eclecticism by foregoing formal furniture "sets" to create your own chic collection.<p>Humanscale's Sacha Burn details what to consider when buying …

Rooms With Graphic Prints We Love

In the living room, the LivingColors lamp, though obscured from view by a Knoll sofa by Charles Pfister, mimics the...<p>Scott Winter determines precisely what his laptop is telling him at the kitchen bar.<p>Graphic designers Ned Drew and Brenda McManus have made their renovated Manhattan apartment a …

How much food should toddlers and preschoolers really eat - a visual guide

I’m guilty of loading up my children’s plates, believing the more they eat, the more energy they will have and the better they will sleep. This kind …

How to Entertain a Toddler Without a Smartphone | The Art of Manliness

You’re in a public place — say a restaurant or a doctor’s waiting room — and it’s taking longer to get your food or have your name called than you …

The Best Hairstyles for Men

Trade in your messy mop top for a brand-new 'do

7 Parenting Mistakes Everyone Makes But No One Talks About

As parents, we all want the best for our kids. But we all make mistakes. And while parenting mistakes may not be brought up at birthday parties and …

Men's Shaved Hairstyles: 40 Ideas & Inspirations

Men’s shaved hairstyles have been knocking about since the days soldiers were fighting it out on the battlefield but came into modern fashion when …

Asia's Most Amazing Buddhas

From the bespectacled to the bubbly, the daunting to the daring, Asia's Buddhas are among its most extraordinary cultural, artistic, and of course, spiritual attractions. With this in mind, the members of travel website Trippy.com offer their favorite places to pay homage.<p>From the bespectacled to …

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13 Curiosities I Photographed On A Two-week Trip To Japan

Our trip stretched from Tokyo to Yamaguchi with a dozen stops in between, each featuring its own brand of oddity.<p>From weed-stranded jellyfish in …

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30 Beautiful Examples of Urban Photography

Photography has always been a medium to artistically express one’s emotion and state of mind. With the popularity of photo-sharing apps like …

The Total Chaos That Is Parenting, In 8 Hilarious Photos

"Nobody's life is perfect, despite what their Facebook feed claims."<p>Months after her hilarious and all-too-real "Mom Life" photo series went viral, photographer Anna Angenend continues to create images that showcase the messy side of parenting.<p>As with the first series, most of the new "Mom Life" …