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6 Steps to Make Your Strategic Plan Really Strategic

Why is it that when a group of managers gets together for a strategic planning session they often emerge with a document that’s devoid of “strategy”, and often not even a plan?<p>I have one such document in front of me as I write this. It starts with a “vision” statement, moves on to “strategic …

Management

How to mow your lawn the right way

No one wants to spend their weekend in the hot sun mowing the grass. If you go in with a plan, though, you can make your lawn care process quick and painless. Here are some tips on when to mow, how to mow and how to maintain your lawn mower that will have you enjoying a cold drink in lounge chair …

Recipe: Rhubarb Lavender Crisp — Recipes from The Kitchn

Rhubarb is an odd fruit. To begin with, it's actually a vegetable — a vegetable with poisonous leaves. The stalks are crisp and juicy, with a vegetal …

5 Signs That Instantly Identify a Leader with True Emotional Intelligence

This is what the best leaders do to gain trust and win the hearts and minds of people.<p>What do emotional intelligence and authenticity have in common? Everything. In its most stripped down form, being emotionally-intelligent means being an authentic person.<p>Yet authenticity doesn't come natural, …

The beginner’s guide to composting—no matter the size of your space

Even if you dutifully separate your paper and your plastics, there’s still more you can do to maintain an eco-friendly home. All those smoothie …

19 Instant Pot Chicken Recipes for Super-Busy People

If chicken makes an appearance on your table a least once a week, you’ve probably got a few go-to chicken recipes up your sleeve already. But if …

This Is the Most Popular Sheet Pan Recipe on Pinterest

It might not feel like it at the moment, but summer will be here before we know it. And with summer comes all the fun food stuff you can do outdoors, …

A Cozy, Dreamy Winter: Affordable and Easy to Build DIY Fire Pits

We had the cheer of Christmas and the joy of New Year to keep us warm till now. Now that the festive frenzy, the endless parties, the long vacation …

Washing Machines

How to Dream Big About Your Outdoor Space (But Keep It Real)

A funny thing happened this summer after leveling out the backyard. For the first time since moving into my house, I actually began to picture my …

Got an Instant Pot? This Is the Only Cookbook You Need

Readers love its recipes and resource guides.<p>If it feels like everyone in America got an Instant Pot for Christmas, it’s not hard to see why.<p>These …

The 17 biggest money lessons of 2017 to end up richer and wiser — and ready for 2018

As the sun sets on 2017, it’s time to look back at a year when the stock market — and cryptocurrencies like bitcoin — roared, Donald Trump spent his …

Our Most Popular Slow Cooker Recipes of 2017

There are few things the almighty Crock-Pot can't tackle, but above all else it makes getting dinner on the table a whole lot more manageable on busy …

Cooking

31 Homemade Salad Dressings That Are Way Better Than Store-Bought

I'm a big fan of salad, but that hasn't always been the case. In the last couple years, I've gone from someone who'd maybe eat a dozen salads a year …

Healthy Eating

Our Best Desserts of 2017

Save room on the sideboard for one of these reader favorite treats.<p>In every issue of <i>Southern Living</i> magazine, our readers can find delicious recipes …

Dessert

10 Delicious Recipes Starring Chicken and Mushrooms

Chicken and mushrooms have been saving dinner for years now. There are so many recipes out there that include this famous kitchen duo, and most of …

Getting Things Done, Ten Years In

You don’t hear a lot of people talk about the <i>Getting Things Done</i> productivity system anymore. It’s not as colorful or Insta-friendly as the Bullet …

5 Ways to Delegate Like a Pro Every Time

Learning how to properly delegate work to others is an essential skill for every leader. Here's how to do it better.<p>When you're a leader, learning how to properly delegate work to others is an essential skill--and one that you should routinely make use of. Not only does it take responsibility for …

The Top 10 Books Every Leader Must Read

Being a leader requires a strong drive to learn, something these 10 authors dwell on.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Were you to ask any great leader in the world for his or her secret to success, the answer would be simple: listening. That's because the best leaders …

Self-improvement

An embarrassingly simple email trick completely changed the way I handle my inbox

I'm good at lots of things, from eating lunch at exactly noon every day, to writing article introductions that make me look cocky, to downloading productivity apps and then quickly abandoning them.<p>You see, I love organization, and timelines, and spreadsheets. So, if I read an article that tells me …

Productivity

11 herbs every gardener should try to grow this summer

This summer enhance your recipes, eliminate extra trips to the grocery store and cultivate a connection with nature with a few sprigs or leaves from an herb plant you’ve grown yourself. Herbs tie all gardeners together, whether grown in a large landscape or in pots on a windowsill, on their own or …

How Every New Boss Should Build Trust With Employees

<i>The MPW Insiders Network is an online community where the biggest names in business and beyond answer timely career and leadership questions. Today’s</i> …

12 Budget-Friendly Ways to Make Your Yard Look Professionally Landscaped

Warning: Your lawn is about to become the envy of the neighborhood.<p>Plus, get more great ideas for landscaping your yard.

4 Things the Most Productive People Do Differently

A zone of flow is impossible without these simple habits.<p>When it comes to work, the most rewarding days are undoubtedly the ones during which you make good progress on your to-do list while operating in a zone of flow. But it's a state that's hard to achieve unless you get a few simple things …

Spotify Tricks That Will Make You a Streaming Samurai

Become a Spotify Power User by tapping these secret, baked-in functions.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn affiliate commissions …

The Number 1 Secret to Productivity!

What is the key to productivity? How do some people consistently produce large quantities of groundbreaking work? It's not magic. They all utilize this one simple secret.<p>In business, everyone is looking for productivity hacks. You want to work less and do more. Even if you love your job, it's only …

The Best Way to Dry a Toilet Brush After Each Use

Cleaning a toilet can be gross, but so can the tools you use for the task. If you’ve ever stared down at a wet toilet brush wondering what to do with …

This DIY Rustic Cooler Made From an Old Fridge Will Be a Hit at Your Summer Parties

With just $40 for supplies, standard tools and a free day or two, you can turn your old fridge into an attractive backyard cooler.<p>Hosting a ton of people in your yard can be a logistical ordeal, with people constantly running in and out of the house, but with this brilliant DIY mega cooler, you can …

Forget Multitasking! How to Improve Your Focus and Productivity with Single-tasking

You’ve heard of multitasking, right? You might have even mentioned it on your resume or in job interviews (I know I have).Single-tasking, as you …

Time Management

How to Retain Employees Through 'Servant' Leadership

No, "servant" leaders aren't slaves to their employers, or even pushovers. They just aren't authoritarians who boss employees around.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The term “servant leadership” was coined nearly 50 years ago in an essay written by Robert K. Greenleaf; …

Employment