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Ten Tips For Your Best Performance Review Ever

The end of the year is a great time to look back and look forward. It’s the perfect time to capture your learning from the year that is ending and make plans for the new year.<p>Many working people have annual performance reviews at this time of year. I’m not a fan of annual performance reviews, but …

Productivity

The year's most popular articles on leadership.

Top ten on leadership | 2016<p>The year’s most popular articles on leadership<p>Leaders of some of the world’s biggest organizations reveal which books …

Nobel Prize

Scientists identify unique "breathprint" of 17 diseases

A team of international researchers recently unveiled a nano array that can identify the chemical signatures of 17 different diseases, possibly …

A Year-End Checklist That Will Make You a Much Better Leader | Inc.com

You've heard the catchy definition of insanity, right? It's been attributed to Albert Einstein, Benjamin Franklin, and Mark Twain, among others: "Doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results."<p>While that definition may not be psychologically accurate, it does hold truth when we …

Leadership

Five Annual-Review Mistakes You’re Probably Making

Performance reviews shouldn’t be one awkward conversation every December. Here are the common missteps to avoid.<p>Companies like Accenture, Microsoft, and General Electric are ditching annual performance reviews for more frequent feedback sessions, but for many others the practice is a way to end the …

7 Secrets for Giving the Gift of Great Performance Review Feedback | Inc.com

What are your first thoughts when it's time for your yearly appraisal? I've asked this question to hundreds of business people and the most common theme is "I feel like I'm back in school waiting for my report card to take home to my parents."<p>Just this piece of information can help you give the …

Leadership

How the Most Emotionally Intelligent CEOs Handle Their Power

Most of the CEOs I’ve met and worked with had years to prepare for their jobs. As they entered middle management, most of them learned that being a good leader is more important than being a good do-er. Many have stories to tell about stumbling along the way, about micromanaging people, about …

Slice-and-Bake Pistachio Butter Cookies

These slice-and-bake pistachio cookies are buttery, but not too sweet, and have a firm texture like shortbread. The chopped pistachios around the …

Food

What colours say about your brand identity and industry

One of the most fundamentally important things to keep in mind when creating a piece of branding or logo design is the choice of colour. This is …

“Spitzbuebe” are my favorite Swiss Christmas cookies, and here’s the recipe

I took up baking while living abroad. Call it an act of desperation, but I was really missing those typical Swiss Christmas cookies. Tin cans filled …

Cookies

A writer goes Searching For John Hughes

In the 1980s, few films resonated with teens as much as those by John Hughes. Portraying teen life in the Chicago suburbs, films like <i>Sixteen Candles</i> …

Candied citrus peel

These are delicious eaten as they are, or you could half-dip them in very dark melted chocolate. For the keen baker they can be packaged into pretty screw-top glass jars to be used in baking.<p>MAKES<p>enough for 2-3 gifts<p>INGREDIENTS<p>2 oranges<br>• 1 pink grapefruit<br>• 1 lemon<br>• 500g caster sugar<br>• 1 vanilla pod<br>• ½ …

Food Preservation

9 Differences Between Being A Leader And A Manager

When you are promoted into a role where you are managing people, you don’t automatically become a leader. There are important distinctions between managing and leading people. Here are nine of the most important differences that set leaders apart:<p><b>1. Leaders create a vision, managers create …

Leadership

Three-Piece Animal Rings Hug Your Finger When Worn Together

A Bangkok-based artist has come up with a creative way to sport your love for your favorite animal. According to Bored Panda, jewelry designer Mary …

6 Uncommon Virtues That Make Great Leaders a Rare Breed

There are a lot of ordinary companies run by average leaders. And then there are rare breeds, extraordinary visionaries who set the world on fire.<p>Six months ago, my co-founder Ashleigh Hansberger and I gave a lecture to a full house of next-gen entrepreneurs. During the Q&A, a spry young woman in …

Nicholas Sparks hits a tear-soaked milestone: 20 years of sentimental love stories

NEW YORK — A puddle, that’s what Tyler Malik has been reduced to, a veritable puddle.<p>“He reaches and touches me to the core,” she says mid-sob, face raw, as Nicholas Sparks — that would be He — signs books, hundreds of them, at a Union Square bookstore.<p>Malik rose well before dawn and drove three …

Books

This Short Documentary Tells the Story of the Great Volkswagen Ads of the ’60s

In his delightful and insightful documentary "Remember Those Great Volkswagen Ads?" British filmmaker Joe Marcantonio explores the transcendent power …

Why These Copycat Drugs Aren’t Slashing Best-Sellers’ Prices

Insurers and health care providers had hoped a new class of medicines called biosimilars would keep a check on high drug prices and reduce health …

19 Fascinating Crime Documentaries You Can Watch On Netflix Right Now

Prepare to be fascinated and disturbed in equal measure.

Crime

Could Pinewood Forrest be the next Serenbe?

The developers of Fayetteville’s massive ”live-create-play” community announced several key updates today<p>Photograph by Myrydd Wells<p>Make no …

Watch These Sisters Create Awesome Spontaneous Pop Songs in ASL

Back in the olden days, my parents gave me and my sister a tape recorder, and for the next couple of years all we did was record ourselves making up …

Ease into "Deliberate Learning" with the Five Hour Rule

Deliberate learning, when you set aside time and effort specifically to learn, helps you make progress mastering a new skill because you’ve dedicated …

Peter Singer’s new books on ethics

Peter Singer’s new book on ethics, a series of short essays about real-world ethical issues, came out September 13 (Princeton University Press), and …

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These 26 Recipes Prove Brown Butter Makes Everything Better, From Cake to Pork Chops

These 26 recipes for scallops, waffles, pasta, and more will convince you: it's better on the dark brown butter side.<p><b>Brown butter is one of our favorite ways</b> to add an other-worldly layer of rich, nutty flavor to everything. These 26 recipes for scallops, waffles, pasta, and more will convince you: …

Cooking

Introducing a Company That Lets Children Wear Their Own Drawings

The next time your child draws something impressive in class, don't just stick it on the fridge. Instead, have it printed onto a piece of clothing. …

San Francisco

Grilled Salmon with Avocado Greek Salsa and Orzo

Before summer is officially over I decided I better get in a few more tasty meals featuring the best of the summer produce while it’s still in …

Seafood

Safety of Adding Salmeterol to Fluticasone Propionate in Children with Asthma

The safety of inhaled beta-agonists in patients with asthma has been debated since the 1960s. After the introduction of long-acting beta-agonists …

New England

Try this barbecue shrimp recipe, plus great tips for buying shrimp at the market

If you're a shrimp fan, you'll love this recipe. Jumbo shrimp are cooked in a sauce full of bold, bright flavor in a dish that comes together in mere minutes. This may not be a traditional dish when you think of "barbecue," but this Louisiana barbecue shrimp shrimp dish channels the flavors and …

Los Angeles

Fall Cooking: Easy, Hearty Gumbo Recipe | shopswell

While my family is not cajun, we love their food and culture. A friend of mine taught me how to cook two of her family's favorite meals and this …

Cooking