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Why the Best Leaders Aren't Experts

You may be more comfortable as the team expert, but effective leaders hire people who are smarter than they are.<p>Smart leaders hire people who are way smarter than themselves. But how do they maintain the respect of their employees?<p>Most leaders rose through the ranks because they were experts in a …

The Best Restorative Yoga Poses to Relieve Stress

Whether it’s in your hips, hamstrings, or all in your head, tension has a way of accumulating as we hustle through the day-to-day. But there are ways …

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To Stay Focused, Manage Your Emotions

A leader’s most precious resource is not their time. It’s their <i>focused attention</i>. Time merely passes, while focused attention makes things happen. When we’re able to gather and direct our attention toward a particular task or interaction, we can have a significant impact in a minimal amount of …

How to Manage Someone You Don’t Like

Everybody complains about incompetent bosses or dysfunctional co-workers, but what about irritating direct reports? What should you do if the person you manage drives you crazy? If the behavior is a performance issue, there’s a straightforward way to address what’s irking you — but what do you do …

99% of Networking Is a Waste of Time

Building the right relationships — networking — is critical in business. It may be an overstatement to say that relationships are everything, but not a huge one. The people we spend time with largely determine the opportunities that are available to us. As venture capitalist and entrepreneur Rich …

Performance Reviews: Why Bother?

When Peter Gross, an editor in the financial services industry in Virginia, walked into his 2008 yearend performance review, he was feeling pretty …

What You Need To Know About The Construction Of A Suit Jacket

There are a lot of things I don't know about guys' style. Yes, still. And while I usually turn to Google with the questions I don't want you guys to know I don't know, sometimes I have the benefit of being able to turn to uber-knowledgeable friends for a style primer.<p>Recently, I asked my pal Jon of …

The 22 Best TED Talks for Fitness, Health, and Happiness Inspiration

If you have access to the Internet, you’ve likely seen one: We’re talking about TED Talks.<p>These live-recorded videos are inspirational life lessons …

Top 47 Google chrome productivity extensions

Here’s a rundown of the first 47 top-rated productivity extensions for Chrome <b>(as of July 2013)</b>. It can be a pretty exhausting task trying to look …

If You Read Only One Book This Month...

<i>Published in the August 2013 issue</i><p><b>The Sound of Things Falling (Riverhead, $19), by Juan Gabriel Vásquez,</b> is a novel made up of searing images: a hippopotamus, recently escaped from Pablo Escobar's personal zoo, put down by a .375 bullet, then carved into chunks before being carried away. An ex-con …

What Successful People Do With The First Hour Of Their Work Day

Many successful people schedule themselves a kind of grown-up home room at the start of every day. You should, too–here’s how.<p>Remember when you used to have a period at the beginning of every day to think about your schedule, catch up with friends, maybe knock out a few tasks? It was called home …

The 8 Steps To Creating A Great Storyboard

Google Ventures’ Jake Knapp takes us through the lightning-fast process he employs to get a team’s ideas down on paper.<p>[<i>Editor’s note: This is the fourth in a series of seven posts on running your own Google Ventures design sprint. Read the first part here, the second here, and the third …

Why You Must Tell Stories, Not Dump Information, In Your Presentations

People often ask me about storytelling in speeches – why should they go to the trouble to come up with good stories, what does it mean to tell a story, and how do you do it.<p>They’re all good questions. Let me take them in turn.<p><b>Why go to the trouble?</b> Because if you take the other road – informing the …

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

New Arrivals<p><i>GQ</i>’s editors pick the freshest menswear, sneakers, watches and more worth your disposable income.<p>19 Photos3 days agoView …