Deb Milimaka Miles

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Candied Nuts with Smoked Almonds

makes 4 cups<p>December 2012Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 cup sugar<p>6 ounces pecan halves (about 1 1/2 cups)<p>6 ounces roasted skinned almonds, preferably Marcona (not in oil; about 1 1/2 cups)<p>1/4 cup fresh rosemary leaves<p>1 tablespoon unsalted butter<p>2 teaspoons ground coriander<p>1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper<p>4 ounces …

Control Is for Beginners

My daughter’s voice teacher recently told another student to stop practicing. ”What?!” I almost yelled. ”What happened to the theory of 10,000 hours of practice for mastery?” But she explained that, at times, over-practicing can stifle music, just like over-training can stifle athletes and …

The Six-Minute Guide to Making Better High-Stakes Decisions

When making big decisions, executives use familiar tools like discounted cash flow analysis far too often. That’s because the more uncertain a business context is, the less likely running some numbers and probabilities through a spreadsheet will be helpful. It’s much more useful to take a different …

How to Turn Around Nearly Anything

The Boston Red Sox 2013 World Series championship will long be remembered as proof that you can turn around nearly anything. The team ended last season at the bottom of the standings (Las Vegas odds were 28 to 1 that they’d make it to the World Series), but rallied this year. With renewed …

Why Is Resilience So Hard?

Resilience has long been touted as an essential capability for bouncing back from leadership setbacks. Earlier this year, Rosabeth Moss Kanter advanced the conversation with an excellent article on the topic.<p>Yet despite the overwhelming consensus and supporting evidence that resilience is vital for …

Business Plans and Other Works of Fiction

The purpose of a business, Peter Drucker famously said, is to create a customer. Yet, rather than creating customers, many innovators create a fantastical piece of what you might call Microsoft fiction.<p>This hit home for me during a recent client project. I was working with a team that had been …

Six Drucker Questions that Simplify a Complex Age

In 1981, Peter Drucker delivered a lecture at New York University titled “Managing the Increasing Complexity of Large Organizations.” Drawing on lessons from the auto industry, banking and beyond, he offered provocative prescriptions for coping in a world in which “the real challenge is to decide …

Pret a Manger Wants Happy Employees — And That’s OK

Last week, the front page of the <i>New York Times</i> carried an in-depth report on a “broad and transformative trend” in Russia. It had nothing to do with more democracy or less corruption. It had to do with better customer service — specifically, an intense focus inside Aeroflot, the infamous Russian …

4 Ways to Take Your Career to the Next Level

International Monetary Fund (IMF) has trimmed its 2014 projection for U.S. growth by 0.3%, there are a host of other indicators that suggest that the …

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Will Your Leadership Improvements Stick?

Debate rages about how much of what is taught in leadership courses actually transfers to leadership practice. Some have suggested that knowledge transfer is as low as 10%. Other studies show the number closer to 60%. We estimate that 20% to 30% of ideas learned in leadership training turn into …

How to Get a Job with Your Dream Employer | Official LinkedIn Blog

<i>Editor’s Note: Last week, we announced LinkedIn’s 100 Most InDemand Employers, a set of rankings based on our massive professional dataset. We are</i> …

The 1 Thing You Must Do In Every Job Interview

I recently interviewed an excellent candidate for a position at our growing startup, Likeable Local. The woman had an incredible resume, an …

High Output Management

The essential skill of creating and maintaining new businesses—the art of the entrepreneur—can be summed up in a single word: managing. In <i>High Output</i> …

Successful Founders Share 4 Must-Have Skills To Bolster Any Career

Every career is different. But some skills cut across all of them. Here are four.<p>Some skills may be awesome but not in demand: While a sonnet might take your breath away, iambic pentameter doesn’t have a high market demand. But some skills by any industry are wanted just as sweetly–and as founders …

How To Turn The Job You Have Into The Job You Want

You don’t have your dream job, but the position exists at your company. What do you do? Learn the basics of job crafting and get on the path to doing what you love. It’s not as hard as you think.<p>My first gig after college was a year-long internship on the op-ed page of <i>USA Today</i>. My official job …

The Art Of Accidental Networking

Russell Henry, 35, dreamed of a career in IT, but he didn’t have a college degree or the appropriate job experience. By day he worked as a manager at a local theater, and, in his free time, he spent hours tinkering with computers as a hobby.<p>“I enjoyed the technical and problem-solving aspects of …

Don’t Start a Job Search Without Answering This One Question

I love when people quit their jobs. Ok, that’s probably a bit strong. Let me clarify. I love when people leave a job because they’ve made an impact …

Why Being a Perfectionist Can Hurt Your Productivity

Do you ever back door brag about being a perfectionist?<p>Unlike other obsessions and addictions, perfectionism is something a lot of people celebrate, …