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10 Employee Feedback Tools to Track Your Team's Engagement

Finding and retaining top talent is the No. 1 challenge faced by agency executives, according to a survey from ClickZ. That's why so many agencies …

Employee Engagement

Why Respect Is Key To Employee Engagement

Respect is one of those subtle lubricants that keep the engine of management running smoothly. But when, like oil, it gets low, parts start grinding.<p>I was reminded of this through a series of conversations about a change in management an old friend of mine recently experienced. He was a longtime …

Employee Engagement

3 Charity Team Activities for Sales Meetings - Orange County & Los Angeles Team Building

No doubt over the next several weeks, your company will hold a sales meeting to share in the corporate successes of 2016 and discuss the best …

Orange County

Using Video Games as a Team Building Engagement Activity

What if you could diffuse bombs, power spaceships, and scream your lungs out for your next team building or employee engagement activity? I’ve …

Team Building

Dinosaur footprint among largest on record discovered in Mongolia's Gobi Desert

Scientists have unearthed in Mongolia's Gobi Desert one of the biggest dinosaur footprints ever recorded, measuring over a metre in length.<p>The enormous print, which measures 106cm (42 inches) in length and 77cm in width and dates back more than 70 million years, offers a fresh clue about the giant …

Dinosaurs

Escape Rooms and Corporate Team Building - Do They Work? - Orange County & Los Angeles Team Building

If your pulse is pounding, the door is locked, a zombie is chained to the wall, and the only way out is to solve a puzzle then you know you’re in an …

Orange County

Turn ANY Office Activity Into a Team Building Event - Orange County & Los Angeles Team Building

Hunger Games style Nerf battle in the office? Team building. Bringing a photographer in to shoot new profile photos? Team Building. Office trashcan …

Team Building

5 Employee Engagement Ideas vs Pokemon Go - Corporate Team Building

Now that Pokemon Go has decimated the US workforce’s productivity, it’s time to talk employee engagement. Pokemon Go has done what you as a manager …

Employee Engagement

10 Holiday Office Parties That Don't Suck - Orange County & Los Angeles Team Building

I recently accompanied my boyfriend to his work’s end of summer BBQ party. His boss grilled burgers and a Spotify soft rock station played unremarked …

Ideo’s CEO On How To Lead An Organization Creatively

Creative leadership is the only way for businesses to thrive in the face of rapid change, Tim Brown argues. Here’s how to master it.<p>It comes as no surprise that Tim Brown, CEO of the design consultancy Ideo, believes that all organizations should be run creatively. This philosophy has brought Ideo …

How Intuit Built a Better Support System for Intrapreneurs

Most companies claim to support entrepreneurial behavior — but their employees are not so sure. The research speaks volumes: Only 20% of employees in an Accenture study said their managers encourage entrepreneurial ideas. Another survey showed that 70% of successful entrepreneurs developed their …

New Research Shows Why Focus On Teams, Not Just Leaders, Is Key To Business Performance

Deloitte just launched a study of people challenges in business, Deloitte Human Capital Trends 2016, and the results were striking. Among the 7,000+ companies who responded (in over 130 countries), the #1 issue on leaders minds is “how to redesign our organizational structure” to meet the demands …

Human Resources

Meat Lite: Baked Eggs With Mushrooms, Cheddar, and Ham

More<p>Eggs<p>Buying tips, techniques, and recipes, no matter how you like them.<p>As an almost-vegetarian, I consume <i>a lot</i> of eggs, and I'm sure that I'm not alone. Eggs are one of the most versatile ingredients in the food universe, marrying, as they do, with nearly every savory food out there and many a …

A One-Pot Meal that's Hearty and Delicious

This riff on chicken and dumplings puts your Dutch oven to great use.<p>You know what's great? Chicken and dumplings. You know what <i>else</i> is great? Having less dishes to wash. So forgive us if we're overly enthusiastic about this supper: Classic chicken and dumplings gets even heartier with earthy …

Cooking

Why We Love Skirt Steak: Flavor, Flavor, Price

We love skirt steak because it's cost-effective and flavorful. Here's how to grill it at home.<p>There are a few reasons why we love skirt steak: It's meaty and delicious, plus about half the price of a rib eye (seriously!). If you're really looking to maximize the flavor of your skirt steak, <i>Bon</i> …

BBQ

Everything You Need to Know About Par Baking

<i>We should all have a solid command of the ABCs of baking. Thankfully,</i> <i>Food52's Test Kitchen Manager</i> <i>Erin McDowell -- alongside photographer Sarah Stone, who both blog at The Shutter Oven -- is here, with tips and tricks to help you master the most essential desserts and the simplest breads.</i><p><i>Today:</i> <i>How</i> …

Baking

Sunday Supper: Cajun Pork and Beef Cheese Pie

<b>Editor's note:</b> Each Saturday afternoon we bring you a Sunday Supper recipe. Why on Saturday? So you have time to shop and prepare for tomorrow.<p>More<p>All About Cheese<p>Everything you need to know about eating and cooking with curds<p>When I was just starting to cook, I pored over cookbooks. Some inspired …

Meet the Empanadas of Latin America

"Live rabbits hopped out of some of the large empanadas; birds fluttered from others." That's how food historian Rachel Laudan, in her book <i>Cuisine and Empire</i>, describes a feast eaten by Hernán Cortés and the Spanish Viceroy in Mexico City in 1538. Among the myriad dishes at the three-day feast were …

28 Fall Weeknight Meals You Can Make in an Hour or Less

From roasted chicken to winter squash pasta, here are 33 quick weeknight meals for fall.<p><b>Pasta, winter squash, roast chicken—fall is the best time for weeknight cooking</b>. Plan your entire week's worth of dinners with these 33 meals, each of which can be made in an hour or less.

Cooking

10 Time-Saving Social Media Tools for a Productive Summer

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>Imagine you’ve got a week’s vacation planned this summer (lucky you!), and you’d love nothing more than for your social media efforts to keep humming right along while you’re gone.<p>No problem. There are a handful of social media tools that can assist …

25 Business Books that You Won't See on Most Bookshelves

<i>Gregory Ciotti is the marketing director at Help Scout.This post originally appeared on the Help Scout blog.</i><p>Read to lead, right?<p>“It's both terrifyingly interesting and interestingly terrifying”According to VICE, TNW Conference is quite the eventFIND OUT WHY<p>There are few better “hacks” in life than …

DIY Idea: Make a Balanced Bookshelf

My friend Jaime recently shared this super cool decor installation piece from Cush Design Studio on her always excellent site, Design Milk. Entitled …

Furniture

Homemade Caramel Made Right Every Time

<i>Dawn Perry, photos by Zach DeSart</i><p>A salted caramel always makes for the ideal winter fix. With a few tips from the BA Prep School, you can have homemade caramel candies in your dessert arsenal.<p><b>SEE MORE:</b><b>Ingredients We Can't Cook Without</b><p>Undercook your caramel mixture and you'll end up with a stiff …

Skillet Brussels Sprouts and Bacon Mac and Cheese

Fontina and White Cheddar Skillet Brussels Bacon Mac.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> November 8, 2013 92<p>I figured it was time to eat some bacon. I mean it’s been a …

Thai Curry Pomegranate Chicken with Coconut Pom Rice.

Thai Curry Pomegranate Chicken.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> October 17, 2013 66<p>Let’s talk about ugly meals.<p>Whyyy must they be the best dishes? Like, say… almost …

40 Recipes for Summer Vegetables

Make the most of corn, eggplant, peppers, and zucchini with recipes that let the vegetables sing.<p>Summer is the time of year when there is so. much. produce. Almost too much... And you barely have to do anything to it at all to make it delicious. Sure, you're grilling up meat and making sandwiches …

Cooking

Pan Toasted Brown Butter Gnocchi with Grilled Corn + Scallions

Pan Toasted Brown Butter Gnocchi with Sweet Corn + Grilled Scallions.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> September 9, 2013 67<p>I’m squinting at you today.<p>All I want to do on …

Chipotle Lime Butter Whole Roasted Chicken with Black Bean + Corn Salad

Chipotle Lime Butter Whole Roasted Chicken with The Easiest Black Bean + Corn Salad.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> September 18, 2013 55<p>I’m a little depressed.<p>The last …

Mac + Cheese Stuffed Brown Sugar Balsamic Portobellos

Mac + Cheese Stuffed Brown Sugar Balsamic Portobellos.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> September 16, 2013 87<p>With garlic brown butter breadcrumbs. Yes. That was just way …