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Forget the Year-End Performance Review: This Feedback Technique Is Far More Effective

A few simple words can have a big impact on someone's mindset and performance.<p>Many years ago, I had a colleague who had a particular talent for giving frank, unembellished, on-the-spot feedback.<p>Immediately after a meeting--or sometimes even just mid-way through a one-on-one conversation with …

Filmmaking

What We’re Grilling This Week: Grilled Avocado With Baby Greens and Corn Pico de Gallo

Combine all pico de gallo ingredients in a medium bowl. Cover them with plastic wrap and refrigerate to chill and blend flavors, at least one hour …

Seafood

Can’t beat a pita with grilled chicken and mango | The Star

<i>Coleslaw</i><p><b>2 cups (170 g)</b> thinly sliced green cabbage<p><b>2</b> green onions, finely chopped<p><b>3 tbsp (45 mL)</b> mayonnaise<p><b>2 tbsp</b> chopped basil<p><i>Pitas</i><p><b>2</b> boneless, …

Grilling

9 Powerful MS Excel Features That You May Not Be Aware Of

Do you use Excel often for work? These 9 tricks should help make your life a little bit easier…<p><i>The following is a guest post by</i> <i>Steven Correy</i><i>. Steven</i> …

MS Excel — Getting Started With Data Analytics

“KISS” — Keep It Simple…And Build From There!<p>Introduction<p>I speak at conferences and conduct training on using MS Excel.<p>I frequently hear that “<i>Excel</i> …

The Twelve Most Important Reads for Life: MBA Edition

<b>Full disclosure</b>: This list ignores many important parts of an MBA education, including accounting, statistics, and Excel spreadsheets. Instead, it …

Peter Thiel

The BBQ Sauces You Need On Your Shelf, According To The Masses

What makes a great BBQ sauce? This is a question for the ages. The combination of sweet, tangy, savory, smokey, and spicy brings a lot to the table when you’re grilling. But, tip the scales too far in any one direction and you’ll ruin a perfectly good backyard barbecue session.<p>Then there’s personal …

Effective Management Requires Good Metrics. Here Are 11 Types You Need to Know

To properly manage a business you need to know what's happening. These 11 types of metrics that will give you the insight and awareness you need.<p>They say you can't manage what you can't measure. Quantifying your business allows you to see patterns, set targets, and measure progress. However, many …

Analytics

Top 5 Best Packable Camping Stoves for Backpacking 2018

If backpack space and weight is a pivotal part of your back country and hiking experiences, you’re familiar with the absolute necessity of an …

How You Can Create A Schedule That Really Works For You

Don’t fall prey to under or over-scheduling.<p>When it comes to our daily schedule, most people fall into one of two camps:<p><b>The over-scheduler:</b> Their calendars look like a kindergartener’s finger painting. Meetings overlap meetings while reminders for events, breaks, tasks, and more meetings are going …

Productivity

7 Easy Tent Repair Tips to Extend the Life of Your Shelter - REI Co-op Journal

Here at REI, as you might expect, we get a lot of great questions about camping—tent maintenance, repairs and usage in particular. Here are some of …

Dynamic Excel Filter Search Box (Extract data as you Type)

Excel Filter is one of the most used functionalities when you work with data. In this blog post, I will show you how to create a Dynamic Excel Filter …

Start a Home-Based Editing Business

Start a Home-Based Editing Business<p>8 Steps to Becoming a Home-Based Editor<p>Updated April 10, 2017<p>Do you have a strong opinion about the serial comma? …

Small Business

6 Ways to Get More Done Without Hiring More People

Using "blocks," "sprints" and sub-categorizing is just one strategy to consider.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When big businesses think about productivity, they often think in terms of their return on investment (ROI): Each employee costs a specific amount of money, …

Time Management

The Majority of Small-Business Owners Rely on Word-of-Mouth Referrals. Here Are 3 Ways to Get Them.

Is it in your control as a business owner to increase the number of referrals you receive on a monthly basis or is it luck of the draw?<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Alignable recently completed a survey of 7,500 small-business owners in North America and asked …

Small Business

To Be a Great Leader, You Have to Learn How to Delegate Well

One of the most difficult transitions for leaders to make is the shift from <i>doing</i> to <i>leading</i>. As a new manager you can get away with holding on to work. Peers and bosses may even admire your willingness to keep “rolling up your sleeves” to execute tactical assignments. But as your responsibilities …

Management

If you read one sci-fi series this year, it should be The Broken Earth | Ars Technica

The haunting trilogy by N.K. Jemisin won Hugo Awards two years running and changed sci-fi.<p>Sometimes a book series is so important that you want …

Science Fiction

10 Important Skills All Good Leaders Share | Inc.com

If you are in the position to lead, you most certainly want to be a great leader. It's an ambition that can take many forms: You may envision making an impact with your company or making change on a global scale.<p>Whatever your situation, there are specific skills that can help you become the leader …

Leadership

When to Solve Your Team’s Problems, and When to Let Them Sort It Out

After careful review of her harried work life, Charla, an IT manager, discovered that 20% of her time over the previous two months was spent managing escalations. It seemed that each interaction with her team ended with her feeling a need to exercise her authority to rescue them from a crisis. For …

Management

The Triple Crown of Backpacking: A "Mini" Version

When many readers of this site think about taking a thru-hike, I imagine they dream about completing one of the “big three” of America’s long trails: …

Hiking

How to Cut Kitchen Remodeling Costs

Speed is of the essence when you’re upgrading your kitchen, considering that you’re likely to be spending more money on takeout and dinners out …

Home Improvement

How to Cut Bathroom Remodeling Costs

Bathrooms are where we go to pamper ourselves, which explains why 36 percent of remodelers in our survey wish they had splurged on tubs and showers, …

Home Improvement

Grilled Lime Mojitos

Well it's unofficially summer, which means it's time to throw everything on the grill and never go inside!<p>(Well, on the weekends, at least!)<p>Summer is …

Cooking

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Air conditioner capacity is often described in British thermal units instead of amperage or wattage. To determine the cost to run a 5,000-Btu air conditioner, however, you'll have to know the amperage rating. In turn, you can convert that number to wattage. Once you know the wattage, you can find …

Home Improvement

How To Get Rid Of A Problem Employee

Dear Liz,<p>I took a new job five months ago. I’m the HR Manager in a privately-owned business.<p>It’s a bigger job than I’ve had before and I like it, but I’m on a steep learning curve.<p>In the past, when a supervisor would tell my predecessor “I need to get rid of Charlie” the previous HR manager would …

Leadership

12 Fab Fish Skewers to Serve at Your Patio Dinner

The dog days of summer are just around the corner, and we’re all thinking about one thing: dinner on the patio. There’s no better way to welcome those greatly anticipated days of sunshine than with friends, fruity cocktails, and grilled <i>everything</i>. To switch things up a bit while keeping backyard …

Cooking

Smoked chicken tacos with salsa verde - Jamie Oliver | Features

The winds recently changed here in Texas, bringing in a comforting heat with a touch of humidity from the Gulf of Mexico, and when that happens we …

BBQ

21 Ideas That Will Up Your Grilling Game

Because hot nights should not involve a hot stove.<p>When it comes to grilling, there are always new tips and tricks to be learned. Thanks to this …

Star Wars reading list: where to start after you finish the movies

Take your first step into a larger world<p>The <i>Star Wars</i> universe is more than just a handful of blockbuster films and animated television shows. The sheer volume of material is a double-edged sword: it provides dedicated fans plenty of new material to immerse themselves in, but it can also deter …

Star Wars

27 Borderline Genius Ideas For Anyone Who Camps With Their Car

Where are *you* gonna go?<p>“Car camping" just means there are roads that let you drive your car directly up to your campsite — instead of, say, parking further away and hiking to it. Some car campers sleep in their cars, some prefer to set up tents. Some sites even have communal bathrooms with …