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Forget the Strategy PowerPoint

I have for decades watched CEOs and other executives try to explain a corporate strategy to a small group of senior managers or to a much larger group of staff. For the most part, it has not been a pretty sight. In the case of senior managers, I usually hear 3 or 4 different interpretations of what …

The Questions Good Coaches Ask

In the <i>HBR Guide to Coaching Employees</i>, executive coach Ed Batista defines coaching as a style of management characterized by asking questions. With those questions you can move away from command-and-control leadership to a dynamic in which your direct report grows through self-reflection.<p>Asking the</i> …

Buying a second-hand bike

Considering buying a second-hand bike online? You could save yourself a heap of cash but you'll need to be aware of the potential pitfalls. Read our …

101 Cycling Tips to Completely Transform Your Bike Life

Ride better, get stronger, be happier, go faster, look nicer, stay safer, get fitter, smile wider, and lots more<p>Want to be a better cyclist? Just ride. Every time you turn the pedals, you naturally improve a little. Of course, one well-placed tip, trick, or nugget of wisdom can help you achieve …

Cycling

The 5 Necessities for a Winter Overhaul

Protect your ride from winter's bike-destroying menaces with these weapons. By Joe Lindsey

Typography

I’ve Seen The Future Of Health Tech And It’s Going To Improve Your Life In 2014

I just returned from the most exciting Consumer Electronics Show I’ve ever covered. Thanks to extraordinary demand for gadgets that make us healthier, stronger, and smarter, the technology industry is putting some serious brain power behind the next generation of wearable health devices. Over the …

IOC to act after new testing methods reveal hundreds of positive results

Following claims by a German TV programme, the IOC confirms it has started testing frozen urine samples.<p>Hundreds of urine samples have tested positive for heavy-duty anabolic steroids in recent months after they were analysed by scientists in laboratories in Cologne and Moscow using a new testing …

Top 10 sports movies

Fighting, dying, hoping, hating … great sports films are about far more than sport itself. Here Guardian and Observer critics pick their 10 best<p>• Top 10 superhero movies • Top 10 westerns • Top 10 documentaries • Top 10 movie adaptations • Top 10 animated movies • Top 10 silent movies • More …

A brunch-lover’s guide to New York City

Ahh, brunch. One part omelette, two parts mimosa, three parts coffee – life’s sweet distraction when the workweek is nigh. Though not a uniquely New York 'thing' <i>per se</i>, there’s no other city that takes its breakfast-lunch combustion quite as seriously as the Big Apple and every visitor should take …

New York City

Which Lube to Use on Your Bike

How to choose the right lube for every component<p><b>Drip It</b><p>For most riding conditions, use a bicycle-specific Teflon-based oil, such as Park Tool CL-1 or Finish Line DRY Teflon Lube, to lubricate pivot points—any part that moves—on brakes, derailleurs, and chain links. Don't forget springs and …

Road Bikes

Hearst Magazines

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12 Tips for Perfect Fried Chicken, Plus a Master Recipe

<i>Sunday Dinners comes to us from our own chef/photojournalist/farmer/father figure Tom Hirschfeld, featuring his stunning photography and Indiana farmhouse family meals.</i><p><i>Today: The slow art of fried chicken -- with 12 tips and a master recipe.</i><p>Frying chicken, at its best, is a state of mind formed …

Cooking

I Heart My City: Booker’s New York City

Traveler of the Year <b>Booker Mitchell</b> was close to celebrating his fourth birthday when 9/11 happened. “Millions call New York City home, and while no one personally knows even a percentage of the population, we unite at times when it matters most and act locally like any other small town in the …

How to Wrap Handlebars

The Smart Way to Wrap Handlebar Tape

Fresh handlebar tape does more than beautify your bike, it also makes it feel and look like new<p>Dollar for dollar, no new part takes a bike from dingy to dashing as noticeably as handlebar tape. But tape is about more than looks: A well-thought-out handlebar wrap takes into account the way your …

New Jersey

101 Bike Maintenance Tips Every Cyclist Should Know

Your guide to a longer cycling life—for your bicycle, your gear, even a few friendships<p>Your bicycle doesn’t run on leg power alone. It also needs a little lube, a lotta­ love, and a good ­listen. You may not know every remedy your bike needs to live a long life, but you can gain enough wisdom along …

Woodworking

Racing

5 Pedals Worth Clicking In To

Ride faster and with more control on one of these five pedals

Cycling

The USA's 10 best motorcycle roads

A great road is a great road, but if you’re riding a motorcycle, you’re looking for something special: twisties, vistas, turnouts, that perfect stretch of smooth tarmac, and biker-friendly stops that make getting there most of the fun. Here are 10 of the best roads across America for an …

Hiking

New firmware gives Canon's Cinema EOS camera line a prodigious 80,000 ISO

Those who shelled out big bucks for one of Canon's Cinema EOS cameras will be glad to know they've just been blessed with a significant firmware upgrade. Owners of the EOS C500, C300, C100 and 1D C 4K models will all see a huge increase in light gathering, with the maximum ISO jumping from 20,000 …

9 Crucial Tips and Tricks for Skype

Skype Tips and Tricks<p>1. Set Up Caller ID<p>2. Enable Skype Hotkeys<p>3. Backup Your Skype Contacts<p>4. Create "Favorite" Contacts<p>5. Personalize Your …