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From 'jammy' to herbaceous: 8 red wines that will transport you to a savoury realm

Good day, ladies and gentlemen. Thanks for tuning into <i>Pavlovian Wino</i>, the thirst-inducing wine game you can play at home. The rules: I utter common red-wine descriptors; you raise your glass as soon as you hear the adjective that best captures your favourite style. Ready?<p>"Oaky." Whoa, not all at …

Your Weekend Has 60 Hours–Here’s How To Wring The Most Out Of Them

Do your weekends fly by too fast? Craft weekends that are memorable, relaxing, and productive with these 10 tips from productivity expert Laura Vanderkam.<p>Weekends always seem to go quickly, but they’re longer than we think. There are 60 hours between that 6 p.m. Friday beer and that 6 a.m. Monday …

Time Management

Leaders, Choose Your Words Wisely

Even a brief interaction can change the way people think about themselves, their leaders, and the future. Each of those many connections you make has the potential to become a high point or a low point in someone’s day. Each is a chance to transform an ordinary moment into a touchpoint.<p>What is a …

Is A Promotion More Stressful Than Divorce? 5 Tips To Help Your Employees Succeed

Promoting people to their first management job is harder than it looks–for everyone involved. Here’s how to increase the chances that it’ll work out–up from the 60% average–and that you’ve got the right person for the job.<p>Promotions are usually a cause for celebration.<p>But they’re also transitions, …

The “Sandwich Approach” Undermines Your Feedback

Have you ever used the “sandwich approach” to give negative feedback to your direct reports? You sandwich the negative feedback between two pieces of positive feedback. It’s a common method, but the sandwich approach may be undermining both your feedback and your relationships with your direct …

The Two Most Important Words

When I arrived at Mattel, the company was losing almost a million dollars a day, the bonus pool was empty, and equity awards were underwater. I believed that those challenges were surmountable. On my first day, at a “town hall” gathering in the cafeteria, I said, “I know how this works. We will …