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Your Coaching Is Only as Good as Your Follow-Up Skills

No matter how successful a coaching session feels while it’s underway, if it doesn’t lead to change after it’s over, it hasn’t been effective. Unfortunately, too many managers don’t adequately follow through and thereby squander the important time they’ve invested in coaching. You can make the …

Management

The Authenticity Paradox

Authenticity has become the gold standard for leadership. But a simplistic understanding of what it means can hinder your growth and limit your impact.<p>Consider Cynthia, a general manager in a health care organization. Her promotion into that role increased her direct reports 10-fold and expanded …

Leadership

You Can’t Be a Great Manager If You’re Not a Good Coach

If you have room in your head for only one nugget of leadership wisdom, make it this one: the most powerfully motivating condition people experience at work is making progress at something that is personally meaningful. If your job involves leading others, the implications are clear: the most …

If You Want to Be the Boss, Say “We” Not “I”

The royal “we” has a long and interesting history. Many attribute its first usage to King Henry II, who in 1169 used it to imply he was speaking for both himself, and for God. Over time, leaders began to use it to imply them and their constituents (a distinction that got a little blurry when …

Psychology

Zombie Projects: How to Find Them and Kill Them

“You will never find them,” said a senior leader in a multibillion-dollar IT company.<p>The “them” the leader was referring to were zombie projects: the nefarious enemies of well-intentioned innovation efforts around the globe. Zombies are projects that, for any number of reasons, fail to fulfill …

Management

Why Leaders Are Easier to Coach than Followers

Photo by Andrew Nguyen<p>Followers receive very little fanfare. In a culture obsessed with leaders, we think of a follower’s role as submitting, taking direction, and dutifully executing the leader’s will.<p>Recent research from PsychTests, however, reveals that followers may not be as compliant as we …

Self-awareness

Stop the Innovation Wars

Artwork: Rune Guneriussen, <b>On the Brink</b>, 2008, c-print/aluminum, 124 x 207 cm<p>It was just an innocent comment. While working with a client at a <i>Fortune</i> 500 company, we proposed the formation of a special group to execute a new growth strategy. “For now, let’s just refer to the group as the innovation …

Toyota's three-wheeled electric ride tested

The streets of one French city will soon be filled with funky vehicles that resemble hulked-up mopeds. But before you make fun, consider that while …

5 Myths of Great Workplaces

Suppose that later this evening, after you have stepped away from your keyboard, put on your coat, and traveled home for supper, your organization underwent a magical transformation, reshaping itself into the world’s best workplace.<p>How would you know? What would be different the next time you …

The Workplace

From Design to Street Art, 5 Looks Inside Great Creators' Notebooks

<i>A round-up of intimate drawings from Meriwether Lewis, Milton Glaser, Stefan Sagmeister, and other bright minds</i><p>The nature and origin of creativity is the subject of many a theory. But, rather than theorizing about it, wouldn't it be great if we could just lift the lid of a great creative mind and …

The Week in Review: Benefits of Coffee

Coffee drinkers received some good news this week from new research pointing to the benefits of the popular beverage. A new study from scientists in Korea found drinking between one and five cups of coffee every day is good for arteries.<p>Calcium deposits in arteries, which cause blockage, were at …

Fox Scarf pattern by Satu Dolk and Ossi Laine

Done Like Dinner

I say sometimes, when I'm teaching or with other knitters, that knitters have a particular mental quirk. We love knitting. We adore knitting. All I …

What Executive Assistants Know About Managing Up

As an executive assistant, your job is to help the executive do her job better. But as an employee, this is only one aspect of your job. You’re doing lots of other things that aren’t necessarily in service of your boss. I spoke with Melba Duncan, president of The Duncan Group, a retained search and …

Don’t Work Harder; Work Smarter with These 12 Tips

Taking your work to the next level means setting and keeping career goals. A career goal is a targeted objective that explains what you want your …

Employment

Go to bed tonight. On Time. (Or else.)

The sleep crisis and the science of slumber<p>The sleep doctors are coming and they want you to go to bed. On time. Tonight. Every night. Or else.<p>They …

Northwestern University

Personalized voices crafted for those with speech problems

If you were a little girl who couldn't speak, would you want to sound like Stephen Hawking?<p>Hawking, the renowned physicist who has lost the ability …

Stephen Hawking

Insane New Footage Of Felix Baumgartner's Edge-Of-Space Jump Released

We're warning you now: This new video of Felix Baumgartner's record-setting leap from the edge of space just might make you feel a bit queasy.<p>The supersonic skydiver made history in October 2012 when he plunged more than 24 miles to Earth's surface, breaking three records in the process.<p>Now, nearly …

George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight | Cat Videos Of The Day: Friendly Felines Try Their Hands At 5 Different Sports

Because it's Tuesday, and because you might need a little feline pick-me-up to make it through the rest of the week, we present five great videos of …

Cats

George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight | Ten Jaw-Dropping Photos Of Snow And Ice From A Horrible Week

Remember Tuesday? When southern Ontario registered wind chill temperatures near –40 C? When Iqaluit saw 100 km/h winds, with gusts reaching 150 km/h? …

Weather

Something Cool: Photos Of Huge Snow Sculptures In China

The 26th Harbin International Snow Sculpture Art Expo is in full swing in China. Known as the largest festival of its kind the world, it's always pretty spectacular.<p>We thought we'd round up some pictures to give you a sense of the wonder:

DIY: Eco-Friendly Fire Starters

I wouldn’t call myself a pyromaniac exactly, but I’ve never turned down an opportunity to sit around a campfire. In an effort to avoid dousing …

Classic Stars on the Slopes (Photos)

On Holiday<p>John Wayne, Charlie Chaplin, Rita Hayworth, and a whole flock of Kennedy's are just some of the classic celebrities who have clicked into …

National Geographic's Best Travel Photos 2013 - in pictures

National Geographic has picked 10 of the most stunning travel images from 2013, from their daily photo feature Travel 365 Continue reading...

Apps that make music sound better in your car

Now that mobile devices are the music player of choice for many drivers on the road nowadays, it might help to augment the experience even more by …