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Spotlight: Maclean’s Online Editor and Journalist Lindsey Wiebe

<b>My name is</b> Lindsey Wiebe and I’m a digital journalist and associate online editor at Macleans.ca, a Canadian national news magazine. <b>My love of</b> writing led me to journalism, and my fascination with media’s evolution in a digital world has kept me there through a period of amazing change.<p><b>I use</b> …

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> …

What to Do If You’re Smarter than Your Boss

You want to work for a great boss — someone you can respect and learn from. But what if your manager isn’t good at his job? What if you’re more competent or have greater skills? Should you be raising a ruckus or keeping your head down? And how do you get what you need without making your boss look …

Feeling Like a Winner Changes What You Think Is Fair

Do our beliefs about justice, skill, and trust change depending on whether we feel like a winner or a loser?<p>Yes, according to new research from Jazmin L. Brown-Iannuzzi, Kristjen B. Lundberg, and B. Keith Payne of UNC Chapel Hill and Aaron C. Kay of Duke University. To explore these issues, the …

Adidas is taking sneaker customization to a whole new level

Adidas is in the process of revamping mi Adidas, its feature that lets people customize shoes with various elements -- you can mix and match colors and even have your name embroidered on them. To make things better (or worse, depending on who you ask), Adidas will soon also allow you to create …

Need a small business idea? Find a niche, fill it

NEW YORK (AP) — Jumping on the latest hot trend seems like a sure-fire way to strike entrepreneurial gold. But while yoga studios and gluten-free bakeries may be popular, investors and business consultants say take a broader view.<p>Trends in society, including changing demographics and technology are …

This One Thing Can Make or Break Your Consulting Business

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>This excerpt is part of Entrepreneur.com's Second-Quarter Startup Kit which explores the fundamentals of starting up in a wide range of industries.</i><p><i>In Start Your Own Consulting Business, the staff at Entrepreneur Press and writer Eileen</i> …

13 Ways to Keep Your Uninterested Leads Active

Staying front and center in a potential customer’s mind without pushing them away can be a tricky line to walk. Push too hard for a sale and your lead may balk. But fail to follow up, and your lead will almost certainly vanish.<p>With this challenge in mind, I asked successful entrepreneurs from Young …

3 Unconventional Content Marketing Strategies You Should Try

One example worth noting is OnStartups.com by HubSpot co-founder and CTO Dharmesh Shah (disclosure: Shah is an investor in my current company).<p>Since the beginning of 2014, Shah has published six posts. No two posts were published on the same day of the month. Though four first went live on a …