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Your Coaching Is Only as Good as Your Follow-Up Skills

No matter how successful a coaching session feels while it’s underway, if it doesn’t lead to change after it’s over, it hasn’t been effective. Unfortunately, too many managers don’t adequately follow through and thereby squander the important time they’ve invested in coaching. You can make the …

Cancelling One-on-One Meetings Destroys Your Productivity

We all can agree that we have too many meetings. From the one-off event to the weekly check-in with an employee, meetings are taking an increasing amount of time in our daily work. But removing meetings from your calendar isn’t always the best way to take back your time.<p>When faced with an onslaught …

At Patagonia, Trying New Outdoor Adventures Is a Job Requirement

Marketing executive Joy Howard says her workout is dedicated to being ready for various outdoor sports<p>Being ready for outdoor adventure is part of the job when you work for the outdoor-clothing company Patagonia Inc. When Joy Howard joined the company in 2013, she immediately received a hands-on …

Outdoors

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 …

Anwar Ibrahim guilty in sodomy case

Malaysian appeals court upholds conviction against prominent opposition figure who has been targeted with successive prosecutions<p>Malaysia’s highest court has upheld a five-year prison sentence for opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim on a sodomy charge in a controversial decision that will crush the …

Human Rights

Evaluate Your Leadership Development Program

Despite studies showing that succession is an essential part of strategic planning, many companies ignore leadership development to focus on more immediate challenges. But your organization’s future success depends on identifying and developing the next generation of its leaders.<p>According to a 2014 …

A Big Bet for 2030

Bill and Melinda Gates wrote their Annual Letter together this year. In it, they make a bet about what the world will look like 15 years from now. …

Melinda Gates

Terrified Baby Impala Becomes Young Cheetahs’ First Hunting Lesson

Wildlife<p><b>Professional guide and lodge owner Mikey Carr-Hartly was on safari in Kenya’s Masai Mara, when he witnessed a remarkable encounter between a cheetah family and a young impala.</b><p>“We were in an area of the southern Mara called Majani ya Chai, not far from Sala’s Camp,” said Mikey. “It’s the …

Wildlife

Can Borneo's Tribes Survive 'Biggest Environmental Crime of Our Times'?

An innovative mapping project could help indigenous people claim ancestral lands—and protect ancient forest.<p>Former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown has called the deforestation of Sarawak, a sliver of rain forest on the island of Borneo, in Malaysia, "probably the biggest environmental crime of …

What Ruth Bader Ginsburg Taught Me About Being a Stay-at-Home Dad

A young lawyer puts his former boss’s ideals into practice.<p>This past summer, on the last day of my clerkship with Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, she rose from her cavernous desk and, following a hearty goodbye hug, asked me what was next. I told her that the next morning marked the start of my new …

You’re Never Too Experienced to Fake It Till You Learn It

Novices emulate favorite bosses and colleagues in an effort to look and talk as if they know what they are doing — even when they have no clue. It’s how they develop and grow (just as children do, first imitating their parents, then their peers). But this natural — and efficient — learning process …

How to Get a Side Part Haircut | The Art of Manliness

Doctors create app to help diagnose, treat patients at point of care

Is it always better for a doctor to order tests for a patient – you know, just to be on the safe side? Not if you ask Dr. Rahul Mehta, a resident in internal medicine at the University of Calgary.<p>Mehta is part of a growing pushback in the medical community against the practice of ordering too many …

A $1 Microscope Folds From Paper With A Drop Of Glue

We have pocket watches, pocket cameras and now — with smartphones — pocket computers.<p>So why shouldn't doctors and scientists around the world have pocket microscopes?<p>Bioengineer Manu Prakash and his team at Stanford University have designed a light microscope that not only fits in your pocket but …

Doctor turns to 3D printers in a race to save a toddler's mind

Gabe suffered from terrible seizures known as "mind erasers." But doctors used a 3D printed brain to pioneer a medical breakthrough and give him a normal life<p><i>Come along with</i> The Verge <i>for the second season of Detours. We’ve traveled across the country to find the people, groups, and companies that</i> …

Tiny Arachnids Do Indeed Live On Your Face, Scientists Say

Talk about creepy! You may <i>think</i> your morning shower did its job, but odds are a bunch of microscopic mites are crawling on your face and living in your pores at this very moment.<p>In fact, new research suggests that a specific genus of these tiny parasitic creatures called Demodex are way more common …

Propane made with renewable method for the first time

A gas which can power cars and heat homes has been made using a renewable process for the first time.<p>Propane, which makes up the bulk component of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), has previously only ever been produced from fossil fuels.<p>But a team of scientists at Imperial College in London has …

Science Finds 'Tiny Computers' Embedded In Human Skin

We like to think that all our smarts are contained in our brain, but researchers at Umea University in Sweden have found that the neurons that extend into our fingertips perform the same sorts of calculations that take place in the cerebral cortex.<p>In other words, what we’ve been told about our …

Robo Brain teaches robots how to understand the world

For a robot to be able to wash clothes, vacuum carpets or serve you cocktails on a Friday night, it needs to be loaded with the appropriate software and data. In the future, though, a robot will easily be able pull info they need to do those things (and more) from a single online service called …

Turn your GoPro videos into super-smooth 'hyperlapses'

Microsoft researchers have developed a technique for converting first-person videos, such as those captured with a helmet camera while cycling, into …

A CEO Stepped Down This Week to Spend More Time With His Children. Yes, That CEO Is a Man

A Better Life<p>The Greatest Memo About Work-Life Balance Ever?<p>The Washington Post<p>Max Schireson, the chief executive of database company MongoDB, was working the typical “crazy full-time” hours of a CEO. He was on pace to log 300,000 air miles this year — not unusual for a top executive who commutes …

Lessons from Jeff Weiner, LinkedIn’s Networker-in-Chief

Jeff Weiner is determined to read the letter, even if he’s running a tad late. For more than an hour the chief executive of LinkedIn has been holding …

How to Evaluate and Select the Right Mobile SDK

<i>Matthew D. Sarrel is a technology journalist, analyst and founder of Sarrel Group, a technical marketing consultancy based in New York City and San Francisco.</i><p>Anyone developing consumer software knows that we live in a mobile-first world. I see companies today that actually have a live app before …

Twitter just dropped a huge hint that it will introduce shopping services

The evidence that Twitter is planning a move into e-commerce is stacking up, after a handful of users noticed a new (and seemingly dormant) setting for “payment and shipping” inside the company’s Android app.<p>The setting was first highlighted by user @am_Bix, who found the option — which cannot be …

10 Extremely Wealthy Tech Executives Who Choose To Live Frugally

Mark Zuckerberg, for example, drives a $30,000 Volkswagen GTI, while Sergey Brin likes to buy things in bulk at Costco.<p>We've rounded up 10 tech executives who have made millions or even billions with their companies yet have chosen lives of frugality and charity.

Silicon Valley

Life beyond Earth seems 'inevitable', US planetary scientist says

Astronomers are standing on a 'great threshold' of space exploration, Dr Sara Seager says<p>Astronomers are standing on a "great threshold" of space exploration that could see evidence of extra-terrestrial life being discovered in the next 20 years, an expert has claimed. Life beyond the Earth seems …

U.K. Supermarket To Run On Electricity Made From Its Own Rotting Food

The joys of anaerobic digestion<p>One U.K. grocery store plans to power itself using biogas harvested from its own unsold, rotting produce. Yum.<p>A Sainsbury's store in Cannock in central England is getting access to anaerobic digesters. The store plans to use electricity solely from the digesters, …

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