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Taco Spaghetti Squash Boats

From: EatingWell.com, July 2018<p>Spaghetti squash stuffed with ground turkey taco filling, pico de gallo and chopped avocado is a fun alternative on …

Food

When Execution Isn’t Enough: Decoding Inspirational Leadership | Leadership

<i>John Wiley & Sons, 2016</i> | <i>Claudio Feser</i><p>Inspired people have the energy, the enthusiasm, the commitment, and the persistence needed to excel, to …

How To Create Your Leadership User's Manual

I’ve long been captivated by the idea of creating a leadership “user’s manual.”<p>The basic idea is that managers should create a short guide to their personality, work style and, yes, even quirks, so that their direct reports would know how to best work with them. I also suspected that this kind of …

Self-awareness

To Sound Like a Leader, Think About What You Say, and How and When You Say It

Nancy started her day feeling prepared to brief her executive team on a high-stakes project she had been working on for the past two months. She had rehearsed her slide deck repeatedly, to the point where she had every level of content practically memorized. She arrived at the meeting early and …

The Right Way to Respond to Negative Feedback

Feedback, as they say, is a gift. Research bears this out, suggesting that it’s a key driver of performance and leadership effectiveness. Negative feedback in particular can be valuable because it allows us to monitor our performance and alerts us to important changes we need to make. And indeed, …

The Best Leaders Are Great Teachers

Cristina Daura<p>Kundapur Vaman Kamath was a teacher. But he didn’t work at a school or stand in front of a class. Instead, he delivered his lessons at the office—to the employees who served under him during his four decades as a senior executive at, and then CEO of, India’s ICICI Bank. Whether he was …

The Leader’s Calendar

In the lexicon of management, the CEO is the epitome of leadership. Yet surprisingly little is known about this unique role. While CEOs are the ultimate power in their companies, they face challenges and constraints that few others recognize.<p>Running a large global company is an exceedingly complex …

Management

How to Give Motivating Pep Talks Like Germany's World Cup-Winning Coach Joachim Low

Emotional pre-game speeches raise a team's confidence in sports and in business.<p>While billions of people around the world will be watching what happens on the field of the 2018 World Cup, Germany's coach will be focused on what's happening between the ears of his players.<p>Joachim Loew has been …

What a school really wants from its staff

What’s the most important quality to look for in new teaching recruits? These senior leaders say: good potential and the right attitude<p>What’s football got to do with teaching? Look at FC Barcelona, says Luke Sparkes, executive principal at a central Bradford academy. “One of the best teams in the …

Let's Remove Teachers' Blindfolds When It Comes To Standardized Testing

Imagine you are the head coach for a football team. You work with the team, prepare the team, and then game day arrives. For game day, you are not allowed to scout the other team. In fact, you are not allowed to watch the game, listen to play-by-play, read about it, talk to the players about it, or …

Lead The Secret to Becoming an Impactful Influencer - Lolly Daskal | Leadership

Being an influencer means you’ve discovered how to impact others. It means you help lead people to new frontiers, shape their way of thinking, and …

GM Has a 2 Word Dress Code and It's Actually Brilliant

It used to be 10 pages. Now it's just two words. Here's why they made the change.<p>This story is about three things: dress codes, leadership and common sense.<p>It's about a $62 billion company with roots going back 100 years--the kind of giant, legacy organization you might think would get bogged down …

Opinion: Students are pushing themselves to unhealthy limits. Here’s how teachers can help

Once during an exam on the Civil War, one of my 11th graders burst into tears, fearful of what a low grade on the test might do to her future. “I’ll …

10 Tactful Ways to Ask Tough Questions at Work

Asking "why" is essential for any business that wants to grow<p>Being asked "why?" puts people on the defensive. Because if they've never thought about the answer or don't have a good one, they're forced to justify their decisions and actions--or open up to the idea of changing their mind.<p>For this …

The 25 Best Coffee Roasters in America

What does it take to be one of the best coffee roasters in America? To some critics, it’s innovation — the willingness to throw “rules” by the …

This is what it takes to make a meeting successful

People tend to think of meetings in a binary way: it was either a good meeting, or a bad one.<p>I don’t believe that’s a fair assessment.<p>First of all, …

Great Leaders Are Made, Not Born: Six Strategies For Becoming A Better Leader

When you hear the phrase “born leader,” do you feel good about yourself? Or do you feel that you’ll never be in a position to lead others? If you don’t feel like a born leader, take heart. Research suggests that only about 30% of leadership is genetic, while 70% is a result of life lessons and …

Leadership

George Saunders: ‘What I regret most in my life are failures of kindness’

<b>It’s graduation season, and we here at Ladders have decided to take a look back and showcase some past commencement addresses that stand the test of</b> …

This One Quote From LeBron James Could Change Your Life (Seriously)

After a game-winning shot, LeBron James explained how to find success. Will you follow his advice?<p>It's known as an <i>unguardable shot</i> in the NBA.<p>Over the weekend, basketball superstar LeBron James shed a little light on why it might also reveal a life lesson for those who are struggling to succeed or …

Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos Just Dropped the Best Business Advice You'll Read Today

Two innovative thinkers. Two extremely detailed communiqués. Many invaluable lessons.<p>Jeff Bezos. Elon Musk.<p>These two tech visionaries share a lot in common. They're both known as extremely innovative thinkers. They're both trying to change the world, one by altering the way people buy products and …

These Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes Are Basically Burritos—But Way Healthier

When I'm at a loss for what to make for dinner, I often turn to Southwestern flavors and ingredients. I know that some combination of black or pinto …

The Secret to Becoming a Peak Performance Leader

The biggest difference between you and elite entrepreneurs is they plan better.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Consider peak performance idols like Tony Robbins and Tim Ferriss. They accomplish more in a week than most do in a year, yet they have plenty of time to stay …

Productivity

Runner Tells Herself 'Just Show Up For One More Mile' — And Wins The Boston Marathon

Desiree Linden became the first American woman to win the Boston Marathon since 1985 — finishing 26.2 miles in 2 hours, 39 minutes and 54 seconds on Monday.<p>The 34-year-old two-time Olympian lives in Michigan, and she finished second at the Boston Marathon in 2011. But her victory this week almost …

How to Give Employees Structure Without Stifling Them

Leaders know they need to give people room to be their best, to pursue unconventional ideas, and to make smart decisions in the moment. It’s been said so often that it’s a cliché. But here’s the problem: Executives have trouble resolving the tension between employee empowerment and operational …

Remodeling 101: An Easy (and Affordable) Way to Fix Ugly Ceilings

<i>This content was produced as advertising by Remodelista in collaboration with Armstrong Ceilings.</i><p>If you’re stuck with ugly drop ceilings or dated …

Close Encounters: Leadership And Handwritten Notes

Effective leadership is not confined to grand gestures and high profile public appearances. It can manifest itself in something as simple—and personal—as a handwritten note.<p>If there were a Hall of Fame in the American food manufacturing industry, Douglas Conant would be in it. He served in senior …

Leadership

How to Hook Your Audience Within the First 60 Seconds

Start with the power your audience craves.<p>How you open and close your presentation decides everything.<p>Nothing matters more for effectiveness.<p>The internet is full of great ideas for how to open and how to close speeches. You'll be ahead of most speakers if you can just avoid the most common …

How smart people handle difficult people

Difficult people defy logic. Some are blissfully unaware of the negative impact that they have on those around them, and others seem to derive …

Emotional Intelligence

Need to Create Energy at Your Next Meeting? 8 Exercises That Will Break the Ice and Build Teamwork

Pause the presentation and give meeting participants the chance to . . . participate<p>Planning a major meeting? If the agenda consists of nothing more than presentation after presentation, you know what's going to happen: Participants will struggle to stay awake. Most people will multitask or just …

The Only Way to Argue That Actually Works

Want the best idea to win -- and to build a better team in the process? Start by learning to argue the right way.<p>I walked into the meeting with seven other supervisors feeling sure it would turn ugly.<p>We had completed performance evaluations for our employees, and now our job was to decide -- as a …