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How to Excel at Both Strategy and Execution

For decades, we’ve often thought of leadership profiles in unique buckets—two popular varieties were the “visionaries”, who embrace strategy and think about amazing things to do, and the “operators”, who get stuff done. We intuitively knew that there must be leaders that span these areas, but in …

Management

How People with Different Conflict Styles Can Work Together

When it comes to conflict, most of us have a default approach: we either tend to avoid it or seek it out. The avoiders among us shy away from disagreements, value harmony and positive relationships, and will often try to placate people or even change the topic. Avoiders don’t want to hurt anyone’s …

InterAct

How to Make Agile Work for the C-Suite

Many companies are attempting a radical — and often rapid — shift from hierarchical structures to more agile environments, in order to operate at the speed required by today’s competitive marketplace. Companies like ANZ, the Australian-based banking giant, have made explicit commitments to adopt …

Management

How AI Is Streamlining Marketing and Sales

In 1950, Alan Turing, already famous for helping to crack the German Enigma code during World War II, devised the Turing test to define intelligence in machines. Could a computer, Turing asked, fool a human into thinking he was interacting with another person, or imitate human responses so well …

Artificial Intelligence

Marathoner Ryan Hall's muscle-building, joint-strengthening legs workout

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Exercise

When You Think the Strategy is Wrong

Chances are that at some point in your career you’ve been asked to implement a strategy that was developed by someone other than yourself. A manager’s job is to implement that strategy, and to be sure that her team, unit, or department executes well. But what if you believe the strategy you’ve been …

Fantasy Football 2016: Updated Rankings and Advice for Team Names

We've reached the halfway point of the 2016 NFL preseason, which means, well, not that much.<p>Week 3 will answer most of our biggest questions, as starters will get their most extended action. Hints at the winners of battles at quarterback and running back will provide the most intrigue, especially …

Fantasy Football

The Strength Training Workout Every Runner Needs

By Mallory Creveling for Life by Daily Burn<p><i>Photo: Pond5</i><p>Kicking off a new running routine -- whether you're chasing your first or fifth finish line -- can sometimes feel downright <i>hard</i>. But tacking on more and more training runs won't necessarily make those miles breeze by. There's another way to …

Workouts
Fantasy Football

15 Stretches You Should Do Every Day

Stretching is a vital part of your fitness routine.<p>You know that moment when you just <i>need</i> to stretch—maybe it’s before getting out of bed in the …

Yoga

7 Questions to Ask Before Your Next Digital Transformation

Although digital investment is almost unquestionably the right course of action for most firms, organizations still struggle to create the desired results. Estimates of digital transformation failures range from 66% to 84%. Such a high failure rate isn’t surprising, as leaders are trying to create …

Innovation

If You’re Not Helping Employees Learn, You’re Not Doing Your Job

When Frederick Taylor published his pioneering principles of scientific management in 1912, the repetitive and mundane nature of most jobs required employees to think as little as possible. Breaking down each task into basic components and standardizing workers’ behaviors to eliminate choice and …

Employment

9 indoor-outdoor flooring ideas

The benefits of indoor-outdoor living are clear — the tranquillity of nature and the beauty of fresh air brought right into your home — but it can be tough to feel connected to the outdoors in a more urban environment. A great way to boost the link between inside and out is with seamless flooring …

Home Improvement

Keep These Pancakes In The Freezer For Post-Run Snacking

<i>*REPUBLISHED WITH PERMISSION OF VELOPRESS FROM ROCKET FUEL: POWER-PACKED FOOD FOR SPORTS AND ADVENTURE BY MATT KADEY, RD. See more recipes at</i> …

How Your Leadership Has to Change as Your Startup Scales

laura schneider FOR HBR<p>When it comes to new tricks, sometimes new dogs are just as hard to teach as old ones. At least, that was what went through my mind as I sat in on a recent senior team meeting at a fast-growing, two-year-old e-commerce company. I winced when Daniel, the 32-year-old CEO, said, …

Leadership

Running on Empty

Carbohydrates

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

Leading People When They Know More than You Do

If you’re a manager in a knowledge-driven industry, chances are you’re an expert in the area you manage. Try to imagine a leader without this expertise doing your job. You’ll probably conclude it couldn’t be done. But as your career advances, at some point you will be promoted into a job which …

Leadership

How to Give a Stellar Presentation

Speaking in front of a group — no matter how big or small — can be stressful. Preparation is key, of course, whether it’s your first or your hundredth time. From preparing your slides to wrapping up your talk, what should you do to give a presentation that people will remember?<p><b>What the Experts Say</b> …

The Right Way to End a Meeting

A common complaint among managers is that the conversations they have with employees aren’t producing results: “We keep talking about the same issue over and over, but nothing seems to ever happen!” That’s because most managers are missing a vital skill: the ability to deliberately close a …

Management

The Discipline of Teams

Early in the 1980s, Bill Greenwood and a small band of rebel railroaders took on most of the top management of Burlington Northern and created a multibillion-dollar business in “piggybacking” rail services despite widespread resistance, even resentment, within the company. The Medical Products …

Management

Signs That You’re a Micromanager

Absolutely no one likes to be micromanaged. It’s frustrating, demoralizing, and demotivating. Yet, some managers can’t seem to help themselves. Dealing with a controlling boss who doesn’t trust you is tough, but what if you’re the one doing the micromanaging?<p>If you’re like most micromanagers, you …

Harvard Business Review - Ideas and Advice for Leaders

Leadership

Train - The Running Bug

Top 9 Struggles New Managers Face But You Don’t Have To

<i>Elli Bishop</i> <i>is the community manager for</i> <i>BusinessBee</i><i>, a place for business owners and executives to discover and compare various business service providers. This article originally appeared on the 15Five blog.</i><p>Do you remember when you were first hired as a manager or were promoted from within? Perhaps …

9 Tips for Creating a Recovery Plan

Recovery is a crucial part of any training program.<p>Recovery is defined as “the act or process of becoming healthy; a return to a normal state of health, mind, or strength.”<p>This definition can be applied to running as well. For a runner, recovery refers to the process of giving your body a break …

Exercise

Three Ways to Improve Your Marathon Finish Time

Here's how to modify your race training to improve speed without wearing your body out.<p><i>I'm training for my third marathon this fall and want to improve my speed without getting hurt. I've had a variety of aches and pains through the past two seasons of training and would love to train and finish</i> …

Marathons

5 Tips for Off-the-Cuff Speaking

If it’s true that many people fear public speaking more than death, it’s equally true that businesspeople are condemned to a thousand small deaths in client pitches, in boardrooms, and on stage. And that death can turn slow and torturous when you are asked to speak unexpectedly with little or no …

How to Give Your Team Feedback

Business books, magazines, and blogs are chock full of advice about how to give feedback to individuals, but how do you do the same for your entire team? What type of constructive criticism is appropriate in a group setting? How much is too much? And how should your colleagues help?<p><b>What the Experts</b> …

Double Gable Eichler Remodel by Klopf Architecture

San Francisco-based Klopf Architecture could remain busy just remodeling Eichler homes because <i>they do it so well</i>. Their latest, located in …

Architecture