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Articles about mile high design 5 modern homes denver on Dwell.com - Dwell

Refresh your home for the summer season with these simple modern upgrades.<p>There are many materials used today in and around the home, but one of the most frequently used and requested materials by...<p>Dwell editor-in-chief Amanda Dameron talks us through Dwell's February 2016 issue.<p>The kitchen has …

Brock Osweiler delivers performance that demands he stay in cockpit

With the playoffs hanging in the balance, Brock Osweiler delivered in the Broncos' OT win over the Bengals, the type of performance needed for the …

David Cameron's savvy speech to EU leaders offers hope of referendum win

European Union,EU referendum,David Cameron,Politics,UK news,Europe,World news,Angela Merkel,Foreign policy<p>PM’s demands still stir strong resistance in some quarters but his persuasive performance at private dinner in Brussels raised confidence in an eventual deal<p>When David Cameron was given the …

Three Experiments That Show Quantum Physics Is Real

A couple of weeks ago, I listed six essential principles everyone should know about quantum physics. Some of those items are pretty weird, though, particularly the wave-particle duality and non-locality items. Which leads naturally to the question “How can such a wacky theory actually be true?”<p>One …

The Neurochemistry of Positive Conversations

Why do negative comments and conversations stick with us so much longer than positive ones?<p>A critique from a boss, a disagreement with a colleague, a fight with a friend – the sting from any of these can make you forget a month’s worth of praise or accord. If you’ve been called lazy, careless, or a …

In Leadership, When Does Your Hard-Earned Confidence Become A Weakness?

Successful executives get where they are because of their ability to make good decisions. The ability to predict the right course of action under even uncertain conditions is the hallmark of good leaders – something that comes from years of experience. Along with experience and the situational …

Accepting Imperfection Can Build Your Workplace Value

I’ve learned many lessons through my years of leading companies, but without question, the most surprising thing I learned was this: The thing you can do that will make you the strongest, is the thing that is most counter-intuitive to do: Be openly vulnerable.<p>I am sure many of you are scratching …

10 Things Your Employees Aren't Telling You

There is a lot said outside the boss' office and not all of it pleasant. Find out if this is the chatter at your company.<p>There is almost an implied stand off between most executives and employees. Don't tell me what I don't want to hear and things will move along just fine. The problem for …

Great Leaders Never Stop Trying to Learn

As you gain experience, you may start to feel like you've seen it all. But as former cabinet member John W. Gardner said in his most famous speech, to stay motivated, ambitious, and effective, you need to continue learning.<p>John W. Gardner, the secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare under …

Tip: Coach for Executive Presence

<b>Amy Jen Su</b>, coauthor of <i>Own the Room</i>, offers five practical ways to cultivate your employees' leadership presence.

Deconstructing Executive Presence

If you ask a group of managers who aspire to the C-suite what it takes to get there, they’ll invariably mention executive presence, but they aren’t always so clear about what it means. Not too long ago I conducted a series of off-the-record interviews with senior executives responsible for …

5 Habits of Extraordinarily Effective Leaders

Unleashing the power of your employees requires establishing a culture of open communication and problem solving.<p>The bad old days of bosses giving orders and employees blindly following fortunately are mostly behind us. To be effective, and for their companies to thrive, leaders must create …

Employment

Everything You Need to Know About Giving Negative Feedback

There’s a lot of conflicting advice out there on giving corrective feedback. If you really need to criticize someone’s work, how should you do it? I dug into our archives for our best, research- and experience-based advice on what to do, and what to avoid.<p>Never, ever, ever feed someone a …

5 Keys For Developing Talent In Your Organization

Ten years after publishing its research on the War for Talent, McKinsey produced follow-on work reemphasizing the need to make talent a strategic priority. Despite launching expensive programs to attract and retain talented employees, many senior executives remain frustrated with the results and …

The Best Leaders Ask for More Feedback

It's not enough to just ask for feedback once. Research shows that the most effective leaders also follow one rule: Get lots of feedback.<p>The value of feedback has been written about time and again. But new data from leadership consultancy Zenger/Folkman really drives home the value not just of</i> …

80% Of Companies Don’t Care About Company Culture–Do You?

Design Executive Officers certainly do. And the authors of the new book, Rise of the DEO: Leadership by Design, believe they’re the future of business.<p>Some believe company culture can be mandated from the top down. Some believe it emerges on its own from the bottom up. A Design Executive Officer, …

Not paying attention to culture undermines performance

Corporate culture is not a set of core values developed by a small group of people at an off-site leadership meeting. It is not always what a chief …

Be Yourself, but Carefully

<i>To evaluate when—and when not—to share, take this interactive assessment.</i><p>“Authenticity” is the new buzzword among leaders today. We’re told to bring our full selves to the office, to engage in frank conversations, and to tell personal stories as a way of gaining our colleagues’ trust and improving …

Self-Improvement Strategies For Becoming A More Authentic Leader

Along with fearless passion and courage, becoming an authentic leader takes mental discipline. Here are 9 principles to get you started.<p>Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. …

Buddha Had It Right: Relax The Mind And Productivity Will Follow

Eastern thought and meditation are pushing ever-closer to the mainstream. Today, many ancient teachings coincide perfectly with modern research on improved mental agility.<p>“The great enigma for psychologists and philosophers is the mind.”<br>–Bhante Wimala<p>Several decades ago, the term ‘mindfulness’ used …

5 Steps To Negotiating Like An FBI Agent

Chris Voss was the head of international hostage negotiation for the FBI. His convincing tips on bargaining can help you get what you want.<p>If you’ve ever spent time with human beings, you probably know that it’s impossible to change their minds. So what if someone’s life is on the line?<p>Then you …

The 25-Hour Work Week, And Other Radical Ideas For Better Employee Productivity

“I don’t care when you work, how you work, or where you work.” In an excerpt from her upcoming book, author Rana Florida explores unconventional ideas for letting employees be their best selves.<p>When I began as CEO at the Creative Class, I told my team members that I was not their boss. Early on, I …

Become More Data-Driven by Breaking These Bad Habits

Becoming data-driven is a big, profitable deal, as recent academic work shows. I am delighted to see that more and more companies are looking to become more “data driven,” and that the term is penetrating the lexicon ever more deeply. But not every manager is jumping on board with data. Many are …

10 Things Extraordinary Bosses Give Employees

Good bosses care about getting important things done. Exceptional bosses care about their people.<p>Good bosses have strong organizational skills. Good bosses have solid decision-making skills. Good bosses get important things done.<p>Exceptional bosses do all of the above--and more. Sure, they care …

Rethinking the Work of Leadership

In 1973, Peter Drucker stated in his book Management: Tasks, Responsibilities, Practices, “Management is not culture-free, that is, part of the world of nature. It is a social function. It is, therefore, both socially accountable and culturally embedded.”<p>Some thirteen years later, Tom Peters …

5 Productivity Strategies from the Mind of Richard Feynman

Nobel-prizewinning physicist Richard Feynman was an eccentric within the scientific community. But he sure got a lot done.<p>In the book, <i>Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman!</i>, Richard Feynman, a Nobel Prize-winning theoretical physicist, relates a story about an ant he found near his bathtub.<p>Instead of …

6 Ways To Create A Culture Of Innovation

Reward employees with time to think, while providing them with the structure they need.<p>Every organization is designed to get the results it gets. Poor performance comes from a poorly designed organization. Superior results emerge when strategies, business models, structure, processes, technologies, …

The Big Chill-Out: How Meditation Can Help With Everything

Changing the way your genes express themselves, coaxing you to actually understand yourself, and finally letting you really relax: Meditation is well worth getting familiar with.<p><i>Are tweets, statuses, pins, pokes, and pixels dominating your life? This week, as part of our #unplug series, we’re</i> …