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Opinion: What are Apple’s plans for 4K displays?

There was one notable omission from Apple’s recent flurry of new product announcements: a 4K display. It will launch one in time, of course – and I’ll come to that shortly. But in the meantime, there’s the question of how it demonstrates one of the key capabilities of the new Mac Pro.<p>Sure, they …

Victor Frankenstein Character Analysis: Frankenstein Novel | The Art of Manliness

Victor Frankenstein does not get much attention in popular culture. It is Frankenstein’s creation – a nameless monster (often mistakenly called …

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The Attributes of an Effective Team Leader<p><i>by George N. Root III</i><p>An effective team leader has attributes that can instill confidence in her team as …

Satisfaction Destroys High Performance

Leaders who are trying to achieve high performance in their organizations must beware of the allure of satisfaction. Allowing teams to feel satisfied for very long will leave you stuck on a performance plateau that is very hard to exit. Setting easy to hit goals—or worse yet no goals at all—is a …

5 tips to help manage an underperforming team

Have you got a team that is underperforming? Is poor teamwork producing lower results?<p>Are there frustrations that inhibit individuals’ …

3 Ways to Keep your Top Team Focused

How to make sure your C-suite focuses on the things that really matter.<p>Even the best senior management teams struggle to allocate their time wisely: A 2011 McKinsey & Company survey found that only 35 percent of executives think their top team's time is properly allocated to core C-suite functions, …

The Hidden Benefits of Keeping Teams Intact

A few years ago one of us met an orthopedic surgeon with a reputation as the Henry Ford of knee replacements. Most surgeons take one to two hours to replace a knee, but this doctor routinely completes the procedure in 20 minutes. In a typical year he performs more than 550 knee replacements—2.5 …

Want to Create a Strong, Motivated Team? Be the Coach.

It takes a strong team to build a strong, lasting company. That means that everyone is motivated and pulling in the same direction. It means that …

How To Build Slacker-Proof Teams

When people come together in groups, there's usually at least one member who slacks off. Whether you call it shirking or social loafing, it's a major source of misery, and it prevents teams from achieving their potential.<p>It turns out that the worst offenders are American men. When psychologists …

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60-Minute Team Building

<i>You don’t need a fancy offsite in Tahoe or a PhD facilitator to build team cohesion. Meebo’s Elaine Wherry offers three activities you can do over lunch.</i><p>You don’t need a fancy offsite in Tahoe or a PhD facilitator to build team cohesion. Some of my favorite team-building activities are online and …

How To Make Your Organization More Honest

How important is it for employees and leaders to have honesty and integrity? In a recent study I asked thousands of leaders working in a state government to rank, in terms of importance, a group of 16 differentiating leadership competencies. These included behaviors such as drives for results, …

From Startup Founder to Leader

Making the leap isn't easy. Here's how to manage by report and not by sight.<p>Lately, it seems like a golden age for startups. Apple bought Topsy, a social search engine. SnapChat turned down a multi-billion dollar deal. And Spotify is seeing explosive growth. Here in Chicago, GrubHub and Trunk Club …

An Amazon Manager Reveals 8 Of The Most Common Mistakes Made By New Bosses

Ian McAllister, a longtime manager at Amazon, breaks down the common mistakes that new managers tend to make in a post on Quora. They are mistakes that he made himself as a young manager and that he's seen others make.<p>Here are some of the biggest ones, which McAllister agreed to let us publish here:<p>…

Why Introverts and Comedians Make Great Leaders

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Talking about success in the business world -- whether it's making it to the corner office or founding a tech startup -- often revolves around a series of well-worn tropes: "Think outside the box," "Grow or die," and maybe the worst, …

The Meaning of Manhood: Protect | The Art of Manliness

<i></i>“Manhood is the social barrier that societies must erect against entropy, human enemies, the forces of nature, time, and all the human weaknesses …

Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe gets diamond and gold-studded ‘Royal throne’ for 90th birthday

Robert Mugabe has been presented with the one-ton, animal fur-covered stone seat by his staff in the president’s office, to mark his 90th birthday<p>Robert Mugabe, the <b>Zimbabwean</b> president, was given a one-ton, gold and diamond-studded stone "Royal throne" by his staff as a birthday present, state …

Time Management Tips | How to Live on 24 Hours Per Day | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s note: As you look back on the year that has just past, do you feel as though you spent another 12 months merely existing instead of truly</i> …

20 Manly Aphorisms | The Art of Manliness

When I was a young man, I would scoff at well-intentioned adults who would sometimes offer up little aphorisms when I got in trouble or had a …

8 Strategies for Meeting and Connecting with VIPs | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from</i> <i>John Corcoran</i><i>.</i><p><b>Imagine for a second that you’re in an elevator.</b> The doors have just opened and the CEO of your …

How to Turn a Book Into a Handsome Clock | The Art of Manliness

From pocket watches to grandfather clocks, men have long held a fascination with keeping time in stylish and classic ways. What better way to do so …

Influence, Persuasion, & Personal Presentation: Why to Look Your Best | The Art of Manliness

Are you intentionally making mistakes at work to make yourself look incompetent?<p>Are you purposely sabotaging your presentations?<p>Are you setting …

11 Exercises That Will Strengthen Your Attention and Concentration | The Art of Manliness

In this series on mastering your attention, we have emphasized the fact that attention is not just the ability to focus on a single task without …

How to Back Up a Trailer | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Colin Braun.</i><p>So, you borrowed your father-in-law’s boat for your weekend at the cabin, or you bought a RV to …

How to Be Successful in Your Twenties | The Art of Manliness

<b>At age 20:</b> Bill Gates dropped out of Harvard and cofounded Microsoft, and Sir Isaac Newton began developing a new branch of mathematics.<p><b>At age 21:</b> …