Alisha Rothwell Lynch

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The Answer to "What Is My Password Again?"

Sure, people know they shouldn’t use the same password for their online accounts. But the fear of forgetting a password when it’s needed leads many …

Information Systems

Magic Does Exist With YC’s “Uber-For-Flowers” Startup Bloomthat

OK, so there are now Ubers-for laundry, house cleaning, dog walking, and I’ve heard rumors of an Uber-for-pedicures, although I cannot confirm at this time that such a thing exists.<p>But, in another spin on the growing number of startups that build services on-demand, YC is graduating an …

Psychology

How to Minimize Your Biases When Making Decisions

“There is always an easy solution to every human problem — neat, plausible, and wrong.” Little did he know it when he penned these words, but journalist H.L. Mencken was tapping into the very core of behavioral decision making and the need to understand and compensate for it.<p>Every day, senior …

Improve Decision-Making: Collaborate to Engage

<i>This is the second of a four-part series. Part I introduced decision-driven collaboration. Upcoming posts will explore evaluation and execution.</i><p>Better decisions don’t necessarily come from the existence of better information. The information is usually somewhere in the organization, but there’s no …

Why Leaders Need to Stop Making the Decisions

<i>Guest post from Dennis Bakke:</i> <br>I believe the vast majority of people are creative, trustworthy, and capable of making meaningful decisions at work. My …

Use Divergent Thinking to Make Big Decisions

When we make decisions, we often subconsciously narrow down our choices to two options, and then can't see other possibilities later. This convergent …

Creativity

9 Easy-To-Steal Habits Of The Super Successful

We wish there was a handbook for success, but there isn’t. Here’s the next best thing: a list of ways you can realize your dreams–and be a more productive person in the process.<p>Wouldn’t it be great if success was simple?<p>But it isn’t.<p>There’s no one-size-fits-all answer for success in work and life, …

Grilled Cremini Mushrooms Stuffed With Basil and Parmesan Mayo Recipe

Although quick and simple, these stuffed creminis leave a memorable impression.<p>Read the Whole Story<p>Ingredients10 ounces cremini mushrooms, cleaned and stems removed3 tablespoons olive oilKosher salt and freshly ground black pepper1/2 cup basil parmesan mayonnaise<b>Type of fire:</b> Direct<b>Grill heat:</b> …

Olive Oil-Fried Eggs With Asparagus Recipe

If you've never fried an egg in lots of olive oil, you're missing out on some major crisp, puffy, runny action. But be warned, it's hard to go back to the more modest fried egg once you've tried this version.<p>Every recipe we publish is tested, tasted, and Serious Eats-approved by our staff. Never …

Steakhouse Chicken Parmesan

Heat oil in a 12" skillet until an instant-read thermometer reads 325°. Working in batches, season chicken with salt and pepper and dredge in flour, …

Skillet Chicken Lasagna

My daughter and I returned home from Chicago yesterday after having a fun, city-centric time together through the weekend, which involved zero …

Fish Tacos Recipe Creamy Cabbage Slaw | Leite's Culinaria

Jump to the recipe<p><i>This fish tacos recipe with creamy chipotle cabbage slaw is composed of pan-fried fish, creamy coleslaw, lime, cilantro, and corn</i> …

Seafood

Homemade Chicken Nuggets

There are moms out there whose kids have no idea what fast food restaurants are.<p>I am not one of those moms.<p>This isn’t a feather in my cap or …

French Bread Pizzas

These are the facts of the case and they are undisputed: Sometimes we humans can’t spend four hours making dinner. In fact, sometimes we humans can’t …

Recipes

The 4 Weapons Of Exceptional Creative Leaders

Charles Day outlines four perhaps unexpected but effective weapons that the best creative leaders use in their battle for creativity and profitability.<p>For the leader of a company powered by creativity, the difficulties of navigating today’s complex marketplace are compounded by the fact that, in …

Reed Hastings

Culture and the Chief Executive

Illustration by Lars Leetaru<p>It is striking to see how many chief executives see their most important responsibility as being the leader of the …

Webcam-Spying Pennsylvania High School Avoids Federal Charges

Remember that Lower Merion, PA high school’s webcam spying scandal? Well, federal prosecutors have decided not to file any criminal charges against the school. That’s not to say they’ll escape scot-free, though.<p>Back in February, the affluent Lower Merion High School, located in the suburbs just …

The top three leadership lessons from the battle of Gettysburg

The United States has fought many battles in its history. During two battles, however, the fate of the entire nation hung in the balance. The first …

What Inspiring Leaders Do

What do top executives want from their leaders? IBM recently asked this question of 1,700 CEOs in 64 countries. The three leadership traits that most mattered were the ability to focus intensely on customer needs, the ability to collaborate with colleagues — and the ability to inspire.<p>Our own …

10 Traits of Great Leaders (and Their Followers)

Without great followers, no leader would achieve greatness. See here if you have what it takes to be both.<p>Much is written and taught about becoming a great leader. Many strive for leadership and many actually become great. As Shakespeare said in <i>Twelfth Night</i>: "Some are born great, some achieve …

Leadership

Connect, Then Lead

<b>Is it better to be loved or feared?</b><p>Niccolò Machiavelli pondered that timeless conundrum 500 years ago and hedged his bets. “It may be answered that one should wish to be both,” he acknowledged, “but because it is difficult to unite them in one person, it is much safer to be feared than loved.”<p>Now …