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Here’s the difference between leading and managing a team

<b>What’s the difference between leading and managing a team?</b><p>It takes great leaders and talent to grow a successful company. One of the best …

American Crows and Ravens: What's the Difference?

It takes an eye for small details to be a good bird-watcher. And that's certainly the case for ravens and crows. Altogether, there are more than 30 …

12 Books That Will Make You Laugh Out Loud

T<p><b>he actual sound of an “lol” is dead silence or a small puff of air through the nostrils</b>. In the 12 years I’ve been sending texts I know this to be …

Books

7 Effective Tips For Integrating Open Kitchen Shelving

Although the concept looks effortless and versatile, is open kitchen shelving really as easy as it appears?<p>The short answer: no. But don't let that deter you from openly airing your favorite kitchenware for all to see. While this type of budget-friendly, eye-catching storage does require strategic …

Storage Ideas

Deleting Facebook? Here Are the Best Alternatives For What You'll Miss

By now, you're probably aware of the hurricane tearing its way through Facebook. Over the weekend, both <i>The Guardian</i> and <i>The New York Times</i> published …

28 Brilliant Questions to Ask at the End of Every Job Interview

Always ask questions at the end of your job interview.<p>Thinking up questions to ask during job interviews is key.<p>Remember, every interview is a …

Employment

Want to Be a Great Leader? The Smartest Ones Start by Doing These 4 Rare Things

If you want your employees to respect you and give you exceptional performance, adopt these four behaviors of the best leaders.<p>Do you work for a boss who has been defined as a "driver?" You know, he or she "drives performance" and "drives results." Maybe even "drives people?" (Maybe into the …

How to Cultivate Gratitude, Compassion, and Pride on Your Team

As a leader, what traits should you cultivate in your employees? Grit – the ability to persevere in the face of challenges? Sure. A willingness to accept some sacrifices and work hard toward a successful future are essential for the members of any team. But I believe there’s another component that …

7 Toxic Thoughts You Need to Stop Now (If You Want to Succeed)

All actions results from thought, so it is thoughts that matter.<p>Are you the kind of <b>person who overthinks</b> and <b>overanalyzes everything</b> so much that you end up working less effectively than you'd like?<p>The good news is you're not alone. It's a trait shared by many, many people--particularly those in …

Research Shows This 1 Rare Habit Separates Successful Leaders From All Others

This may be cringeworthy but the research doesn't lie.<p>When it comes to choosing a leadership philosophy that will turn employees into loyal and committed high-performers, who will then win over loyal and committed customers time and time again, you can't beat ​Servant Leadership.<p>In fact, the …

I Asked 5,000 People How They Stay Passionate at Work. Here's What I Found

The data shows a clear path.<p>When it comes to selecting a job or career, the usual advice is to love what you do. In fact, given all the talk about …

Smart lock maker Otto suspends operations

Otto showed the world its digital lock in August. Four months later, the company has suspended operations. Hardware is hard. It’s a cliche for a reason.<p>The company made the decision just ahead of the holidays, a fact that founder and CEO Sam Jadallah recently made public with a lengthy Medium post …

6 Great Business Books to Read in 2018

Want to know what to read in the new year? Here are six books that will help you gain new skills, build better teams... and become an even better you.<p>Want to know about some of the great business books coming out in 2018? I receive tons of advance copies from publishers and authors, and here are …

100 Notable Books of 2017

<i>The year’s notable fiction, poetry and nonfiction, selected by the editors of The New York Times Book Review. This list represents books reviewed since Dec.</i> <i>4</i><i>, 201</i><i>6</i><i>, when we published our previous Notables list.</i><p><b>Fiction & Poetry</b><p><b>AMERICAN WAR.</b> <i>By Omar El Akkad. (Knopf, $26.95.)</i> This haunting debut novel …

Books

One of the best tips I've learned for being a good boss is the one managers tend to skip

There's so much to learn and master when managing a team: how to give feedback effectively, how to run an effective 1:1, how to delegate, how to develop your team, and more.<p>One of the secrets I've found in managing effectively is also one of the steps that managers skip most often. It's making sure …

Gluten-Free

The World According to Jeff Goldblum

Jeff Goldblum lives the life we all want to live when we’re 65 and impossibly handsome. And a clotheshorse. And a massive flirt. Meet your delightfully weird (and weirdly delightful) new hero.<p><b>Five decades of</b> Hollywood glory have given us a pretty good idea of who Jeff Goldblum is on-screen. The …

Give Your Employees a Seat at the Table for Greater Success

Create a culture that empowers employees and keep your ears open to what they have to say. They might be smarter than you.<p>Scandals. Accusing headlines. Public uproar. Decreasing perception. We've seen what happens when CEOs get called out for their errors.<p>The root of these emerging upper management …

10 Einstein Quotes to Fire Up Your Creativity

Einstein's wisdom is more relevant to ambitious entrepreneurs than ever before<p>Einstein was one of the most prolific creators, inventors and scientists in human history. His mathematician's mind was supercharged with creativity and allowed him to see possibilities, not limitations. He was also …

9 Daily Habits That Are Essential for Your Success

Never, ever hit the snooze button.<p><i>What are the best habits that can change your life? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Anita Sanz, Psychologist, on Quora:</b><p>As a psychologist, I've …

The One Thing You Can Do to Create 100% Engagement in Your Company

Check out this company's dramatic improvement in overall productivity and performance, and the one simple thing they did to make it happen.<p>Gallup does a monthly poll on the business buzzword "Engagement" - a measure of people actually working instead of going through the motions. Last month it was …

The Flexible, Space-saving Cookset We Love

When packing for a backcountry trip, the cookset is often the most spatially-awkward bit of kit. Typically it’s a cylinder that’s often already full …

Camping

5 Tips to Help You Be the Sort of Leader Employees Love to Work For

How to appreciate your employees and earn their trust.<p>Clients are important, but they aren't the number one priority of successful organizations -- employees are.<p>When a company hires the right people and clearly imparts its vision, it fosters an atmosphere of growth, efficiency and creativity among …

Leadership

15 Beaches That Are Totally Off the Radar, For Now

We all crave the next sweet spot, that unspoiled getaway that no one else knows about. Here are 15 beaches where you'll be one step ahead of everyone …

Photographing America's National Parks

Long before there was social media, there was Terra Galleria (owned and operated by QT Luong). When Jay first started his photography career, he …

How to Photograph Forests and Trees

Master the Art of Photographing Forests and Trees<p>Landscape photography is often associated with the Grand Landscape and the famous vistas. I love a …

3 Steps to Becoming a Better Photographic Storyteller

If you’ve ever heard people talk about photos that tell a story, you may have wondered to yourself exactly how one tells a story with a single photo. …

Landscape Photography

7 stunning eco destinations to see before it's too late

Travel is a double-edged sword for the eco-minded among us. On the one hand, we long to visit the world's diverse and awe-inspiring destinations. On …

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