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Get the Boss to Buy In

An engineering manager at an energy company—we’ll call him John Healy—wanted to sell his boss on a safer and cheaper gas-scrubbing technology. This might have been an easy task if his boss, the general manager, hadn’t selected the existing system just a year before. Instead it was, in Healy’s …

Management

The Art of Giving and Receiving Advice

Seeking and giving advice are central to effective leadership and decision making. Yet managers seldom view them as practical skills they can learn and improve. Receiving guidance is often seen as the passive consumption of wisdom. And advising is typically treated as a matter of “good …

Management

Develop Strategic Thinkers Throughout Your Organization

In study after study, strategic thinkers are found to be among the most highly effective leaders. And while there is an abundance of courses, books, articles and opinions on the process of strategic planning, the focus is typically on an isolated process that might happen once or twice per year. In …

5 Ways to Get Better at Asking for Help

It seems like leaders are always lamenting the lack of cooperation and collaboration in their organizations. But more often than not, the culprit isn’t their employees’ unwillingness to give others a hand — it’s the fact that most people simply don’t, or won’t, ask for help.<p>Why? First, asking for …

Setting the Record Straight on Managing Your Boss

Everyone knows how helpful it is to have a positive relationship with your boss and that it’s up to you to make it work. But do you know how to best interact with your manager to get what you need, support her success, and excel at your job?<p>Chances are you’ve gotten some advice on this topic — from …

How to Write a Résumé That Stands Out

The resume: there are so many conflicting recommendations out there. Should you keep it to one page? Do you put a summary up top? Do you include personal interests and volunteer gigs? This may be your best chance to make a good first impression, so you’ve got to get it right.<p><b>What the Experts Say</b> …

How to Keep Your Team Motivated

As a manager, motivating employees is one of the most important things you do for your company. After all, engagement is linked to firm profitability, customer satisfaction, and employee retention. Yet garnering loyalty and commitment from employees can be a challenge.<p>Recently, HBR ran a series on …

The Questions Good Coaches Ask

In the <i>HBR Guide to Coaching Employees</i>, executive coach Ed Batista defines coaching as a style of management characterized by asking questions. With those questions you can move away from command-and-control leadership to a dynamic in which your direct report grows through self-reflection.<p>Asking the</i> …

Best mountain bike tyres for 2018 - MBR

We know our knobbles better than anyone and here is our recommended rubber<p>We’ve ridden and reviewed 28 tyres for this comprehensive round-up!<p>For …

Mountain Biking

Slidedocs: Spread Ideas with Effective Visual Documents

Download the interactive PowerPoint at slidedocs.com! Nancy Duarte’s fourth book, Slidedocs, introduces a new medium: slidedocs. Slidedocs are visual documents developed in presentation software intended to be read and referenced instead of projected.<p>In Nancy’s book, readers will learn best …

Infographics

Pimp Your Indoor Ride

Four hip living-room workouts that will keep you fit, fast and sane.<p>Most sun-loving cyclists treat indoor training like a necessary trip through purgatory to reach the promised land come spring. But indoor cycling training can become more productive and entertaining if you infuse it with bike speed …

Cycling

Sono, a noise cancelation and isolation device that sticks on your window - ExtremeTech

By on November 8, 2013 at 1:09 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>If you’re the sort that needs …

Consumer Tech