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Photography

Why Organizations Don’t Learn

Virtually all leaders believe that to stay competitive, their enterprises must learn and improve every day. But even companies revered for their dedication to continuous learning find it difficult to always practice what they preach.<p>Consider Toyota: Continuous improvement is one of the pillars of …

Management

3 Timeless Rules for Making Tough Decisions

<i>Jennifer Maravillas FOR HBR</i><p>I perused the restaurant menu for several minutes, struggling with indecision, each item tempting me in a different way.<p><i>Maybe I should order them all . . .</i><p>Is this a silly decision not deserving deliberation? Maybe. But I bet you’ve been there. If not about food, then …

Management

Settings for Great Black and White with the Fuji X100s - Part I

Jun 10 2013<p>5 Minute Read<p>Pages for Black and White with the Fuji X-Series<p>Settings for Great Black and White with the Fuji X100s – Part I …

A Simple Secret to Better Street Photography

What separates ‘standard’ street photography—the kind of photo that only holds your attention for a moment before, poof, you’re on to the next …

3 Ways to Encourage Smarter Teamwork

Business problems today are too big for any one person to solve. Agile teams are much more effective at solving problems than are lone geniuses. So why do we still reward the smartest people in the room more so than those who excel at working with others? You know who I’m talking about: the people …

Leadership

7 Things Leaders Do to Help People Change

Ever tried to change anyone’s behavior at work? It can be extremely frustrating. So often the effort produces an opposite result: rupturing the relationship, diminishing job performance, or causing the person to dig in their heels. Still, some approaches clearly work better than others.<p>We reviewed …

Management

What Is Strategy, Again?

If you read what Peter Drucker had to say about competition back in the late ’50s and early ‘60s, he really only talked about one thing: competition on price. He was hardly alone — that was evidently how most economists thought about competition, too.<p>It was this received opinion Michael Porter was …

Innovation

Why Talking About Strategy “Execution” Is Still Dangerous

Operational tough guys like to tease effete strategy types by voicing the claim that: “A mediocre strategy well-executed will always trump a great strategy poorly executed.” It’s a good sound bite, to be sure, but how can they tell that a strategy is “great” if it is “poorly executed” and …

Management

New Managers Need a Philosophy About How They’ll Lead

Being promoted to manager is a good sign you’ve been successful to date — however, the road from this point forward gets trickier to navigate. Your job is no longer just about getting the work done. You’re more likely now to find yourself juggling conflicting demands, delivering difficult messages, …

Employment

How to Design an Agenda for an Effective Meeting

We’ve all been in meetings where participants are unprepared, people veer off-track, and the topics discussed are a waste of the team’s time. These problems — and others like it — stem from poor agenda design. An effective agenda sets clear expectations for what needs to occur before and during a …

Management

Question What You “Know” About Strategy

Say you are competing in a fast-growing industry. How much do you care about profits versus market share?<p>It’s a common rule of thumb that businesses <i>should</i> go for market share in fast-growing in­dustries. It’s conventional wisdom, though, not a law of physics; you don’t <i>have</i> to go for share.<p>Whether …

Management

Write a Resume Summary That'll Stop Recruiters in Their Tracks

How long will recruiters spend on your résumé before deciding to toss it in the recycle bin? Six seconds, says online job search site The Ladders. That’s about 20 to 30 words.<p>So how do you write those first few lines of your resume—the summary section—to compel the recruiter to keep reading? How do …

Employment

How to Manage People Who Are Smarter than You

The best managers hire smart people to work for them. But what if your direct reports are smarter than you? How do you manage people who have more experience or more knowledge? How do you coach them if you don’t have the same level of expertise?<p><b>What the Experts Say</b> <br>Getting promoted to a job that …

Leadership

Identifying the Skills That Can Help You Change Careers

A lot of talented people grapple with the disruption of having to switch jobs or careers and figuring out how their current profession’s skills can be applied in a fulfilling new way. The good news is that other industries may value your talents just as much, if not more, than your existing one. …

Management

How to Do Walking Meetings Right

Fran Melmed is the founder of context, a communication and change management consulting firm. She spends her days performing communication audits for organizations and meeting with clients. Sounds like a recipe for a sedentary workday, right? On the contrary. Fran is part of a growing trend known …

Walking

How to Know If You Talk Too Much

You may have heard the saying, “When you’re in love, smoke gets in your eyes.” Well when you’re talking, smoke gets in your eyes <i>and</i> ears. Once you’re on a roll, it’s very easy to not notice that you’ve worn out your welcome. You may not even realize that the other person is politely trying to get a …

San Francisco

When It’s OK to Ignore Feedback

TOM EVERSLEY<p>If we never listen to feedback, we’ll never improve. That’s certainly true, but in a world where everyone has an opinion (whether it’s about Hillary Clinton’s wardrobe or Ellen Pao’s leadership style), who should you actually listen to?<p>Over the past several months, I’ve appeared on more …

Counseling

Tough Love Performance Reviews, in 10 Minutes

There’s growing evidence that conventional performance reviews are not working. According to a CEB analysis, organizations can only improve employee performance 3% to 5% using standard performance management approaches. Last fall, 53% of human resources professionals in a Society for Human Resource …

Profit

How to Give Tough Feedback That Helps People Grow

Over the years, I’ve asked hundreds of executive students what skills they believe are essential for leaders. “The ability to give tough feedback” comes up frequently. But what exactly is “tough feedback”? The phrase connotes bad news, like when you have to tell a team member that they’ve screwed …

To This Day

Fujifilm X100T Setup Guide

Whether you’re shooting landscapes, family portraits, little kittens, or Street Photography you can set the X100T once and there are enough …

Fujifilm X100 Settings for portraiture

Here are the two distinctly different ways that I use my fujifilm X100 with firmware V2.<p>Taken from my gallery of X100 portraits and featuring …

10 Incredible Photography Tips & Tutorials from Pro Photographers

We always love to hear some tips an advice from Professional Photographers. In this article, we have collected 10 incredible photography tutorials …

Landscape Photography

Five Tips for Improving Your Waterfall Photography

Perhaps there isn’t a more sought after and photographed subject than water. More specifically, waterfalls. When you really think about it, …

How High Contrast Black and White Can Simplify Your Photos

Agfa APX 25<p>In the past couple of years, we’ve seen lots of use of black and white in both films and photos as a creative story telling element. While …

Shooting from the Saddle Vol. 01: Tips

16 bike photography tips from 6 great adventure cycling shooters ...The post Shooting from the Saddle Vol. 01: Tips appeared first on Pedaling …

Bikepacking

How New Photographers Can Find Their Way

Every photographer starts out brand new–fresh from the egg and just opening their eyes and not knowing a whole lot. And every photographer needs to …

Street Photography Tips for Beginners

It is a very natural urge for photographers to document the swirling life around them. We often find ourselves drawn into, as observers, a number of …

City Space: Street Photography as Psychological Art - Photographs and text by Clarissa Bonet | LensCulture

The urban space is striking. Its tall and mysterious buildings, crowds of anonymous people, an endless sea of concrete constantly intrigue me.<p><i>City Space</i> is an ongoing photographic exploration of the urban environment and my perception of it. I am interested in the physical space of the city and its …

Street Photography