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Stop Work Overload By Setting These Boundaries

Marion Barraud for HBRWhy is it that when your friends, your significant other, and especially your mom tell you, <i>You need to stop working so much!</i> — …

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The Problem with Most Meetings Is That There’s Not Enough Debate

The modern workplace is awash in meetings, many of which are terrible. As a result, people mostly hate going to meetings. The problem is this: The whole point of meetings is to have discussions that you can’t have any other way. And yet most meetings are devoid of real debate.<p>To improve the …

The Right Kind of Conflict Leads to Better Products

Oysters and alliances have something in common: a little irritation can produce a thing of beauty. When partners in an alliance come into conflict, it can be just what is needed to produce a technically and commercially successful product.<p>Eli Lilly and Company measures the health of its alliances …

Management

Talking About Ethics Across Cultures

A few years ago, I was teaching a two-day program about ethics in India for entrepreneurs and business faculty who taught entrepreneurship. It was a program that I had spent years honing, building upon research that suggests rehearsing — pre-scripting, practicing voice, and peer coaching — is an …

Leadership

The Big Disconnect in Your Talent Strategy and How to Fix It

Today’s leaders must lead the work, not just the employees. Talent can move into and out of an organization, through a growing array of options such as freelance platforms, crowdsourcing efforts, and temporary, contract, or part-time work. The ManpowerGroup Contingent Workforce Index of 2013 showed …

Human Resources

Just Because You’re in Charge Doesn’t Mean You Should Run Every Meeting

Well-run meetings allow you and your team to clarify issues, set direction, and move objectives forward. They’re essential to your team’s success. And yet there never seems to be enough time to properly plan and execute meetings.<p>Perhaps it’s time to rethink whether you should even be leading your …

4 Ways to Improve Your Strategic Thinking Skills

If you’ve ever received feedback that you “need to be more strategic,” you know how frustrating it can feel. To add insult to injury, the feedback rarely comes with any concrete guidance on what to do about it. One of my coaching clients, Lisa, a vice president of HR, was in this situation and …

Embracing Bad Ideas To Get To Good Ideas

“Can we do one more study?”<p>I heard top management ask that question many times during the two years I spent working on new products at <i>The New York Times</i>.<p>It’s a question that’s raised often at many big companies when a new idea is being discussed. In the case of <i>The New York Times</i>, what management …

The Neuroscience of Trust

Companies are twisting themselves into knots to empower and challenge their employees. They’re anxious about the sad state of engagement, and rightly so, given the value they’re losing. Consider Gallup’s meta-analysis of decades’ worth of data: It shows that high engagement—defined largely as …

13 Things You Should Give Up If You Want To Be Successful

”Somebody once told me the definition of hell:<p><i>“On your last day on earth, the person you became will meet the person you could have</i> …

Motivation

Wine Tasting 101

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>Wine drinking’s pretty much self-explanatory. But no matter what’s in the glass, it will reveal itself best when approached systematically and when all sensory apparati are exposed to it (well, not your ears).<p>That doesn’t mean making a spectacle of your examination, or …

A Better Way to Work - PTO - Predictability, Teaming, & Open Communication

In one approach to addressing this objective, we teamed with Professor Leslie Perlow of Harvard Business School to create a global program we call …

Hidden Rainbow Hair Is the Trend You Never Knew You Always Wanted

Who knew rainbow hair, the over-the-top style that swept through our Insta feeds this summer, could be totally HR-approved? We can’t help but gush about the incredible new hair trend that is blowing our minds with its cleverness. Unlike the fabulous ombre look, or even the super-trendy grombre, …

The Best Nail Polish Colors and Trends for Spring 2017

One of the most frustrating things about Fashion Week is that because it happens a season in advance, half the trends you see—and fall in love with—don't apply until spring rolls...

Interview Questions You Should Know By Heart

I get so nervous before job interviews — sweaty palms, dry mouth, butterflies in my stomach. It’s really not fun. But once I’m sitting down with the …

15 reasons why Route 66 is the world's greatest road trip

Perfect Paradise: Phuket

This December marks the tenth anniversary of the devastating tsunami that struck Southeast Asia. But <b>Phuket</b>, Thailand’s largest island, refuses to be defined by the tragedy. On a recent visit there, I discovered what makes this beach retreat so special and why, a decade after enduring one of the …

How Many Of These Regional Desserts Have You Tried?

From Mississippi mudcake, to Texas tornado, to shoofly pie.

24 Floral Wedding Cakes That Are Almost Too Beautiful to Eat

If you are going to gild the lily, you might as well do it on your wedding day, when even flourish is imbued with sentiment. This more-is-more philosophy can be applied to everything: invites, venue decorations, table settings, favors, and even the tiered and layered cake that, ideally, tastes as …

14 Insanely Cheap Destinations for Spring 2016

We've been watching trends and keeping tabs on deals and prices for months. Now we're ready to share this list of the season's affordable destinations. Why not treat yourself for surviving the winter by booking a trip to one of these insanely affordable spring destinations?<p><i>Editor's note: All prices</i> …

14 Mind-Blowing Historical Locations For Your Bucket List

<b>The world is full of incredible ancient places, some are known by millions and global icons, others are obscure, hidden and forgotten by all except the most geeky history buff. For the cultural traveller there is so much to explore that you'll have to put the effort in to discover everything. But</b> …

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Winter Hellebores by Swallows & Damsons

The Hellebore is my favorite winter flower. There is no more welcome a sight in a barren, frosty winter garden than the ever so subtle shy glimpse of …

12 Baking Tricks That Make Food Prep So Much Easier

These are sure to make you seem like the best pastry chef around. (Because you are.)<p>1. Make your own buttermilk using regular milk and lemon juice.<p>Never buy buttermilk again with this trick! Using a 1-cup measuring cup, add 1 tablespoon of lemon juice or vinegar. Fill the remainder of the cup with …

25 of the Most Beautiful Old Mills in America

These scenic structures offer a glimpse into a bygone era.<p>While some have been converted into private homes, restaurants, shops or museums, many of our country's most iconic grist mills still work, offering a glimpse into a bygone era that peaked during the Industrial Revolution. To celebrate those …

Valentine's Day Flowers That Aren't Cliche

And they're easy enough to make yourself.<p>There are few holidays that drum up as many opinions as Valentine's Day. From the Hallmark conspiracy theories to the disdain about putting one's singleness on display, there are as many choice words about the annual love fest as there are chocolate-shaped …

10 Foods You Should Never Refrigerate

These items are better off on your counter or in the pantry.<p>These items are better off on your counter or in the pantry.

The Right Way to Trim Your Own Bangs (When You Absolutely Can't Get a Salon Appointment)

The day your stylist cut your bangs, he or she gave you a stern warning: When they eventually grow out, <i>do not trim them yourself</i>. You were told that you would totally screw them up, probably start crying, and curse yourself for not bothering to head to the salon. And you've followed that …

DIY Minimalist Canvas Art

One of my goals for the future is to gather a budget big enough to be able to walk into my favorite galleries and buy the Art right of the wall, but …

Amazing Views Meet Timeless Charm at Rustic Mountain Cabin

The holiday season is behind us, and most of us are trying to shake off the festivities and rush as we get back to work. But for those still looking …

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