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秋天最適合吃螃蟹,這時候的螃蟹又大又肥滿,特別是舊金山獨有的超大Dungeness Crab,更是我盼了一年的美味啊!常常我和老胡上市場,就提著兩大隻螃蟹回家,殺螃蟹的事交給他,而我就負責在旁邊尖叫和 ...詳全文

美味生活 | How Living:美味人妻上菜秀──麻油龍蝦麵線

KT的最新年菜Video又來啦!這次要介紹給大家的好菜是「麻油龍蝦麵線」,很多朋友一定會問,要去哪裡買龍蝦這種高級食材?我是在美國華人超市買的活龍蝦,但在台灣和美國的Costco也都有賣冷凍龍蝦,如果買不到龍蝦,台灣容易買到的泰國蝦和草蝦,螃蟹也都可以是替代的食材喔。<p>活龍蝦的料理手法,可先將龍蝦放到 …

Research: We Are Way Harder on Female Leaders Who Make Bad Calls

Tech CEO Marissa Mayer and Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton have it tough right now. Activists investors are saying Marissa Mayer should be fired for mismanaging Yahoo, and Hillary Clinton is fending off criticisms for her use of a private email server and for taking large speaking fees from …

Why We Pick Leaders with Deceptively Simple Answers

To distressed people in troubled times, the least rational leaders make the most sense. This hundred-year-old theory harks back to the work of Sigmund Freud — and having to resort to it to explain a leader’s rise is never good news.<p>After all, a decade after he cast light on the social forces that …

When Transparency Backfires, and How to Prevent It

Sunlight, as the saying goes, is the best disinfectant. And it’s tempting to think that if we just shine a light on wrongdoing, wrongdoing will go away.<p>Hence when Volkswagen’s diesel emissions scandal came to light, German chancellor Angela Merkel demanded complete transparency in response. When …

Why Your Innovation Team Needs a Lawyer

It’s probably happened to you. A team initiates a new big idea. Perhaps it’s to make communication easier for everyone in your global organization. Or maybe it’s to take your corporate profile into the stratosphere. Whatever the goal, by the time the idea is ready to launch, the team is exhausted …

How to Become a Successful Freelancer

Becoming a freelancer can be liberating — and also a little terrifying. Where do you even begin? What processes and structures do you need to have in place? How do you find clients? And how do you know how much to charge?<p><b>What the Experts Say</b> <br>“Going out on your own isn’t always a deliberate choice,” …

How to Create an Emotional Connection With Remote Employees

Co-workers who don't work at headquarters often struggle to feel connected to the overall company culture. Here's a proven way to help bridge the social and emotional distance.<p>What's the difference between a remote team that performs like a happy, cohesive unit and one that performs poorly?<p>Tsedal …

The Workplace

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, …

Reduce Your Stress in Two Minutes a Day

Bill Rielly had it all: a degree from West Point, an executive position at Microsoft, strong faith, a great family life, and plenty of money. He even got along well with his in-laws! So why did he have so much stress and anxiety that he could barely sleep at night? I have worked with Bill for …

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 …

Being a New Manager in a New Culture Is Twice as Hard

Becoming a manager for the first time is no easy task. One day you’re happily doing your own work and achieving your own goals, and then, suddenly, your work life does a 180: Instead of focusing on yourself, you have to focus your attention on others. You have to motivate others, build …

A Quick Guide to Avoiding Common Writing Errors

You’re looking at an e-mail you just wrote, and you’re not sure whether you have the right word: Do you want affect or effect? Further or farther? Gray or grey? Getting it wrong can make you look bad — people do judge you by the way you write — but you also don’t have all day to look up words. It …

First-Time Managers, Don’t Do Your Team’s Work for Them

Not long ago, I worked with a client who was stepping into management for the first time. Terry, a highly regarded marketing associate in a pharmaceutical firm, had just been asked to lead a marketing team. In this new role, she was responsible for directing a group of bright, but inexperienced …

3 Things Managers Should Be Doing Every Day

“When are we supposed to do all <i>that</i>?” That’s the question we constantly get from new managers, only weeks or months into their new positions, when we describe the three key activities they should be focusing on to be successful as leaders: building trust, building a team, and building a broader …

Do You Know Who Holds Your Office Together?

A happily married couple we know advises that you should treat your spouse at least as well as you do a stranger. This advice holds true at work as well. What would it look like if managers were as polite and nurturing to one another and their subordinates as they are to customers? What if C-suite …

To Reduce Stress, Embrace Your Inner Type-B

Overtly, most of us say we dislike stress. But often we unconsciously hold on to it, thinking: <i>This is the way real leaders act</i>.<p>Stress and I have had a long, complicated relationship. Early in my career, it often felt like my naturally lower-stress, quiet management style was an impediment to …

The Challenges of Transitioning to a New Role

<b>Herminia Ibarra</b>, professor at INSEAD, explains why you may need to invest time in activities that initially seem irrelevant.

The Essential Guide to Crafting a Work Email

You, like me, probably rattle off emails quickly, all day (and sometimes all night) long. And that means the people receiving your emails are doing exactly the same thing. Whether this is good or bad for us, generally speaking, is an open question. But until we all get better at dealing with email …

A First-Time Manager’s Guide to Leading Virtual Teams

In the past, new managers often had the luxury of cutting their teeth on traditional collocated teams: groups of people, sitting down the hall from one another, who met up in conference rooms to hash out what they were trying to achieve and how to get there. Unfortunately, today’s increasingly …

How Younger Managers Are Perceived, Perceptions of Younger Managers Aren't Always Accurate

As new managers fill vacancies created by retiring Boomers, how do their skills compare with the seasoned older managers they replace?<p>Naturally, our assumption was that veteran managers would be more effective on almost every front. To test this out, we explored the data we’ve accumulated on more …

New Managers Don’t Have to Have All the Answers

If you are a newly promoted manager who feels the pressure to have all the answers expected of you from day one, don’t despair. You are not alone.<p>A new role comes with a whole new set of expectations. There is an implicit — and perhaps explicit — social contract with your team to show the way, …

How Women Can Show Passion at Work Without Seeming “Emotional”

One of our coaching clients, a VP at a consumer products company, was abruptly silenced when she tried to make a point at a recent executive committee meeting. The problem? She was passionate — and it didn’t go over well.<p>Sales at the organization had plummeted, and the group was discussing the …

What to Do When You Don’t Trust Your Team

<i>HBR STAFF</i><p>Do you trust the people on your team? It’s an uncomfortable question to ask, because as good leaders, we work hard to create a supportive environment and earn the trust of the people who report to us. But what if <i>you</i> don’t trust <i>them</i>? Again, as a good leader, you’d have to be able to have an …

Planning on the Left Side and Managing on the Right

In the folklore of the Middle East, the story is told about a man named Nasrudin, who was searching for something on the ground. A friend came by and asked: “What have you lost, Nasrudin?”<p>“My key,” said Nasrudin.<p>So, the friend went down on his knees, too, and they both looked for it. After a time, …

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 …

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Letting Good People Go When It’s Time

Let’s say you’re a manager in a company that’s scaling up or gearing up for some other kind of transformation. Your biggest job right now is to lead your team through it all and help everyone adapt. You soon realize that some people are well-suited to the changes that must be made, but some aren’t …

New Managers: Embrace Your Rookie Status

When you transition from team member to manager, you aren’t just moving to a higher league; you’re playing in an entirely new game. How do you avoid mistakes? By embracing your rookie status.<p>My research team and I did an extensive study of how inexperienced professionals perform relative to their …

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