William Peppard

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This Fall-Off-the-Bone Chicken Recipe Is Better Than Any Rotisserie Bird

By Adam Rapoport<p>Bonus: You can run errands while it cooks.<p><i>Welcome to Never Fail, a semi-regular column where we wax poetic about the recipes that never, ever let us down. This week: the slow roasted chicken recipe that editor in chief Adam Rapoport just couldn't live without.</i><p>A simple roast chicken …

Best Practices for Selling Your Book to Agents and Editors (or How to Avoid Being Delusional About Getting Published)

Deciding you're ready to publish is a huge deal; it's also the point where you hand over control to someone else, putting the power in the hands of an agent, an editor, the universe.<p>Most writers have traditional publishing aspirations. They want an agent to fall in love with their project and …

Brussels on highest alert as Belgian officials warn of ‘serious and imminent’ threat

Heavily armed police and soldiers patrolled key intersections, subways were closed and many stores shut their doors in Belgium’s capital as the government warned of a threat of Paris-style attacks.<p>Heavily armed police and soldiers patrolled key intersections, subways were closed, and many stores …

Paris Attacks

Police seek motive in 'cold-blooded assassination' of Houston officer

The man charged with capital murder in the fatal shooting of a uniformed suburban Houston sheriff's deputy had a lengthy criminal record going back a decade, but never spent more than short stints in jail.<p>Shannon J. Miles, whose criminal record includes convictions for resisting arrest and …

Practical Wisdom for a Programmed World

Who doesn’t stand in awe of the advances that science and its STEM siblings (technology, engineering, and math) have created to better our world? But since the time of Aristotle, it has also been recognized that the hard sciences and the humanities must walk side by side in governing human …

Singularity

You Don’t Need a Promotion to Grow at Work

As organizations run leaner and flatter, your ability to move up can stall much earlier in your career because, simply put, there’s no place to go. This is true whether you work for a corporation, nonprofit, or public agency. So what should you do when you reach that plateau and you’re only midway …

Human Resources

How to Co-Lead a Team

We don’t lead alone. We lead with others. The days of the ‘Great Man’ theory of Leadership – where one sole leader rules over the masses from their ivory tower, are long gone.<p>Some of us quite literally lead with another person – we co-lead a project, a team, or an organization with a peer. A study …

Leadership

Changing an Organization’s Culture, Without Resistance or Blame

One of the biggest challenges a company can face is changing people’s behavior — getting them to collaborate and be humble, for example, or put the company’s long-term interests first. Most behavior-change initiatives accomplish little, at best.<p>So when we faced such a challenge at Lear Corporation, …

Leadership

7 Things Leaders Do to Help People Change

Ever tried to change anyone’s behavior at work? It can be extremely frustrating. So often the effort produces an opposite result: rupturing the relationship, diminishing job performance, or causing the person to dig in their heels. Still, some approaches clearly work better than others.<p>We reviewed …

Management

Using Social Media Without Jeopardizing Your Career

Effective business communicators know that a brisk, bulleted memo is often more effective than a multi-page document, that an executive summary is at least as important as a full report, and that a PowerPoint deck driven by a few key images and bullets works a lot better than a deck that contains a …

Social Media

Why I Write in PowerPoint

When writing business documents (aside from emails), most people turn to word-processing software. That’s not the only option. You can do everything — outlines, drafts, revisions, and even layouts, if you’d like — in PowerPoint or similar presentation programs.<p>That’s what I’ve used to write my …

Creative Writing

Merging Two Global Company Cultures

While working his way up from Hyderabad, India, to 1 Procter & Gamble Plaza in Cincinnati, Ohio, Moheet Nagrath came to understand culture well enough to look past it. “I’m pretty convinced that there are superficial differences in culture and communication and how people do things,” said the …

Innovation

6 Ways to Turn Managers into Coaches Again

The role of the manager is currently undergoing a transformation. Historically, managers embraced the role of coach and mentor. Through informal conversations during the commute to work, over a coffee break, or while enjoying a burger after hours, managers passed along crucial information and …

Human Resources

What Companies Can Learn from Military Teams

When Gen. Stanley McChrystal took charge of the U.S. Joint Special Operations Task Force in 2003, he recognized that traditional tactics of warfare were failing in Iraq. Leading this inter-service team — which included Army Rangers, Navy SEALs, and Delta Force — he needed to find new ways to …

Leadership

Are Uber and Facebook Turning Users into Lobbyists?

Facebook’s News Feed stream is an incredibly valuable piece of digital real estate, without historical precedent. Over 968 million people access it daily. Close to 1.5 billion people view it at least monthly. The web traffic the stream generates has reshaped the journalism, gaming, and music …

Bill de Blasio

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 …

Leadership

What the U.S. Military Has Learned About Thwarting Cyberattacks

No sooner had my coauthors and I put the finishing touches on our <i>Harvard Business Review</i> article that holds up the U.S. military approach to cyberdefense as a model than news stories disclosed that there had been a serious breach of the unclassified e-mail system used by employees of the U.S. Joint …

Cyber-attacks

Turning Your Complex Career Path into a Coherent Story

ANDREW NGUYEN/HBR STAFF<p>It’s hard when you’ve had a non-standard career trajectory and you want to re-enter the work force, move to a higher position, or enter a new field. Will a marketing firm see you as a good leadership candidate if you’ve always been a professional fundraiser and small business …

Counseling

Establish Expertise Inside Your Company

In a competitive marketplace, developing a reputation as an expert is one of the best forms of career insurance. Having a blue-chip personal brand is powerful for international thought leaders, who can leverage it to command exorbitant speaking fees. But it’s also helpful for professionals who work …

Management

How to Stop Micromanaging Your Team

Micromanaging is a hard habit to break. You may downplay your propensities by labeling yourself a “control freak” or by claiming that you just like to keep close tabs on your team, but those are poor excuses for excessive meddling. What can you do to give your people the space they need to succeed …

Leadership

A Consultant's Approach to Feedback Should Depend on the Client's Needs

During one of my very first consulting assignments, a colleague and I interviewed direct reports of the Chief Information Officer of a chemical company about improving project execution. We consistently heard that the CIO was autocratic and intimidating, and that his people were afraid to talk …

Self-help

Collaborate for Real

Tom Froese<p>As business buzzwords go, “collaborate” and its derivatives are surely modern favorites. Applying for a job? Emphasize your collaboration skills. Courting customers? Promise a collaborative relationship. Wooing new hires or investors? Talk up your collaborative culture.<p>Academics, …

Management

Admitting You Don’t Know, When You’re the CEO

Frank* quite simply doesn’t know what to do. The newly named CEO of a highly regarded publishing company, Frank is a print guy through-and-through. He spent twenty years working his way up through the editorial side, and is excited about the challenge of bringing the company’s great content into …

Leadership

What Parents Should Tell Their Kids About Finding a Career

Photo by Andrew Nguyen<p>“After board dinners, we inevitably sit around and talk about our kids and their careers,” Dave Calhoun recently told me. “Frankly, we’re often at a loss with how to help them.” If someone with Calhoun’s experience has trouble with this – he’s chairman of Nielsen’s board, sits …

Employment

A new “drinkable book” has pages that turn raw sewage into drinking water

As many as 358 million people in sub-Saharan Africa do not have reliable access to drinking water. Now, researchers have come up with a book on water safety whose pages can be used to filter water.<p>Trials done in 25 contaminated water sites in South Africa, Ghana, Kenya, Haiti, and Bangladesh showed …

Snorkeling

It's All About the Marinade: How to Grill Super Juicy Chicken Wings

Crispy skin, tender meat, and herby, big flavor—no wonder chicken wings are one of our favorite things to throw on the grill.<p>Buffalo, Korean-style, fried—however they're prepared, we love cheap, easy, and crowd-pleasing chicken wings. But, for summer, there's no chicken wing we want more than one …

Save the Season With Our Guide to Preserving All Your Summer Fruits and Vegetables

Learn how to jam, pickle, infuse, dry, and ferment (it’s simple, really!).<p>If you ask us, summer—in all its market-fresh glory—is far too short. The solution? Learn how to jam, pickle, infuse, dry, and ferment (it's simple, really!). We promise you'll be savoring the bounty well after Labor Day.<p>Dry …

Food Preservation

US servicemen hailed as heroes for stopping French train gunman

Barack Obama joins praise for heroes of French train attack, who prevented a far worse tragedy<p>President Barack Obama has hailed the courage of two members of the US forces who tackled a Kalashnikov-wielding gunman on a train from Amsterdam to Paris.<p>But for their intervention, the White House said, …

Congressman: New York gunman was whistleblower who got 'raw deal'

A New Jersey congressman said on Saturday a man who shot dead a security guard at a federal building in Manhattan on Friday evening, before killing himself, was a whistleblower who had been given “a raw deal” by the agency that fired him.<p>Representative Bill Pascrell said several members of his …

New Jersey