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4 Reasons Managers Should Spend More Time on Coaching

Steven Moore for HBR<p>There are managers who coach and managers who don’t. Leaders in the latter category are not necessarily bad managers, but they are neglecting an effective tool to develop talent. We’ve been researching managers who coach and what distinguishes them. What has stood out in our …

David Cameron and George Osborne are to revise the Queen's £40m sovereign grant

The revenue of the Queen is to be revised by David Cameron and George Osborne after public funding of the royal household rose to £40m.<p>Talks between …

Google’s Jolly Good Fellow Is Part Of The Team Nominated For The Nobel Peace Prize

But during his "20% time," Google's famous initiative that allows engineers to devote 20% of their time on a pet project, Tan developed a course called "Search Inside Yourself," a mindfulness-based training method.<p>The course became so popular that thousands of Google employees took his class , …

Nobel Prize

What the best bosses can learn from mountain ski guides

<i>MPW Insider is one of several online communities where the biggest names in business answer timely career and leadership questions. This week we ask:</i> …

10 Things You Didn't Know Your Android Phone Could Do

Whether you're rocking the latest Android device from Samsung, HTC, or LG, these tips will help you get the most out of your phone or tablet. RELATED: 10 Things You Didn't Know Your iPhone Could Do<p><b>1. Send That Unwanted Call Straight to Voicemail</b>We've all got a few people we'd rather not talk to. …

Solar road opens in the Netherlands

<b>(CNN) —</b> The world's first road capable of turning sunlight into energy officially opened for traffic Wednesday in the Netherlands.<p>It's actually a 230-foot-long bike path in the town of Krommenie.<p>The road is a test route developed by the company SolaRoad.<p>"SolaRoad is a world first that will put the …

How One Woman Lost 40 Pounds of Fat and Saved Her Life

After a big health scare, Jeanenne Darden managed to lose an amazing 22 percent of her body weight. Find out how she did it.<p><b>Before:</b> 187 pounds <b>After:</b> 146 pounds<p><b>The Lifestyle</b>Jeanenne Darden, a strong swimmer, had been making her way out to a sandbar in Aruba with her six-year-old daughter riding on …

9 Ways to Make Missionary Position SO MUCH HOTTER

Your go-to sex move just got upgraded—big time.<p>In our roster of 36 sex positions, missionary position definitely takes home the title of MVP. But when you do one move in the same way over and over again, you might be tempted to retire it from your playbook. Don't. Instead, turn the heat up on this …

Malcolm Gladwell Says IKEA Built A Multibillion-Dollar Brand Because Its Founder Had This Disagreeable Personality Trait

This has made 88-year-old founder Ingvar Kamprad very wealthy: Forbes estimates that he's worth $3.8 billion .<p>If you ask Malcolm Gladwell, whose books have been read by more than 4.5 million people , Kamprad has succeeded thanks to an often-unpopular personality trait: <b>disagreeableness</b> . It's one of …

Malcolm Gladwell

The Simple Trick That Could Make Your Runs Easier

All you have to do is shift your gaze.<p>No matter how much you love running, you are going to have your fair share of sucky runs. It’s just the way it is. Sometimes your runs will drag on forever, everything will hurt, and endorphins will go MIA. But new research from New York University suggests …

Scary News About Instant Noodles

Why you might want to curb your ramen intake<p>Who didn't eat ramen noodles multiple times a week during college? Unfortuantely, the habit could come with some serious health consequences: A new study from <i>The Journal of Nutrition</i> shows that consumption of instant noodles—precooked noodle-based meals …

20 People Who Became Highly Successful After Age 40

Twenty-somethings have a tendency to think that they need their lives figured out by 30, which can cause panic if their 30th birthday rolls around and their greatest aspirations seem far out of reach.<p>But there are plenty of success stories that prove otherwise — from celebrity chef Julia Child, who …

Ice Cream

How 16 Of The Oldest Companies On Earth Have Been Making Money For Centuries

Most companies live between 40 and 50 years .<p>So there must be something about the businesses that have persisted for 300, 500, or 1,300 years.<p>When we dove into the data on the world's oldest companies, a few themes became clear — like that people have wanted to eat food, get drunk, learn things, …

Money

Here's Why Google Stopped Asking Bizarre, Crazy-Hard Interview Questions

While asking these kinds of crazy, bizarre questions certainly earned Google the reputation of having high standards, the company has since ditched that brain-bending approach, deeming it a useless way to actually judge potential employees.<p>"We found that brainteasers are a complete waste of time," …

Employment

This Dad Built A $10 Million Business By Reinventing The Bicycle

When his son turned 2, South Dakota dad Ryan McFarland bought him a tricycle and a bike with training wheels — each done up in racing stripes.<p>"My enthusiasm quickly turned to frustration as I watched my eager son of just 20 pounds struggle with the weight and complexity of these so-called …

Business Administration

Papa John's Founder Explains Why He's A 'Head Coach' Manager Instead Of A 'King'

Founder John Schnatter says that the relationships inside the company are the real ingredients of its success.<p>That's why as a leader, Schnatter emphasizes creating "alliances" between employees.<p>To understand how to do that, you need to know what kind of management model you're working with, and he …

John Schnatter

This Marketing Insight Made Papa John's A Household Name

It was 1983.<p>Schnatter had been rejected from law school. Around the same time, his father bought a down-on-its-luck tavern called Mick's Lounge, and Schnatter started to run the place.<p>About half a year later, he set up a pizza oven and started selling pies, using skills he'd built from working in …

Wendy's Is Winning By Copying Chipotle's Strategy

The fast-food chain saw sales increase by 0.7% this year, compared with a 0.1% increase for Burger King and a 1.7% decline for McDonald's, writes Venessa Wong at Bloomberg Businessweek.<p>Wendy's managed a healthy increase by copying tenants of Chipotle's strategy, Wong writes .<p>First, Wendy's is …

Why Walking Makes You More Creative

That's what Stanford University researchers Marily Oppezzo and Daniel L. Schwartz found in a new study published in the Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory and Cognition.<p>Study participants who went for walks saw an 81% increase in tests measuring <i>divergent thinking</i>, a thought …

Creativity

CEO Shares 3 Tips For Keeping Your Best Employees Happy

There are plenty of reasons for doing this, but Ken Lin, CEO and founder of credit and financial management startup Credit Karma , says maintaining the company spirit may be the most important.<p>"When you have loyal employees who have been with the company for a long time, you have the original …

Employment

This Guy Just Sold His 2-Year-Old Startup For $175 Million In Cash

It's yet another amazing win for founder Sage Weil, age 36, who launched into the tech world as a teenage programming genius back in the dot-com era.<p>Inktank is the commercial arm of an open-source project called Ceph that Weil created for his doctorate at UC Santa Cruz. In 2012, he released Ceph to …

Red Hat

Understanding Habits Helps You Change Them

People repeat actions that are either rewarding or familiar, or both. In other words, people do things that feel worth it somehow. You might think immediately about things you do regularly that don't exactly feel rewarding -- maybe work or commuting or taking vitamins. But if you think carefully …

46 Sex Positions Everyone Should Try In Their Lifetime

...or tonight.<p>Opting for the same tried-and-true positions during sex is kind of like watching your favorite movie: You know you're going to enjoy it, and you're well aware how it'll end (happily, obvi.) But even though your fave film may be endlessly amazing, it never hurts to switch things up and …

6 Salad Ingredients That Help You Drop Pounds Faster

Boost flavor and slim down at the same time with these surprising salad add-ins.<p>Ever wonder why loading up on salad doesn't always help you slim down? Despite their rep as a diet standby, salads aren't synonymous with weight loss. In fact, many of the usual add-ins don't actually offer much in the …

To grow your company and make millions, start working four days a week

Is it possible for an entire company to work a four-day week, grow revenue by 120% per year and do millions of dollars in yearly sales?<p>Yes.<p>At Treehouse, the online school I founded in 2010, we figured out how.<p>We work a 4-day week, and in just 32 hours per week, here’s what we’ve been fortunate to …

Employment

Big Data Cartoon: Remembering the Days of Good Old Regular Data

I like data.<p>I use Google Analytics and Crazy Egg on my site to see how people use it. I track subscribers a few different ways in Recurly, I track …

Despite Their Immense Wealth, The Saudis Are Not Happy

MONEY can buy many things: luxury, influence, security--and even time. How frustrating, then, to be vastly rich but never quite to get what you want. Such is the dilemma faced by the world's richest family, the Al Sauds of Saudi Arabia.<p>Their kingdom has sold the rest of the world around $1 …

What 18 Popular Websites Used To Look Like

We found the earliest versions of some of the most visited websites today, like Facebook , Google and Buzzfeed.<p>Here's what the sites looked like then, and what they look like now. Web design has come a long way (oh, and the ads have gotten a lot fancier).

Social Media

You Can Explain eBay's $50 Billion Turnaround With Just This One Crazy Story

Between 2005 and 2007, its stock price was cut in half and its market cap shrank by $30 billion.<p>In October 2007, eBay admitted that Skype, a company it had acquired for $2.5 billion two years earlier, was actually worth less than half of that.<p>During the third quarter of 2007, eBay lost money for …

Startups

Here's How Boeing Builds The New Fuel-Efficient 737 Jet

That's a 33% jump over 2010, when Boeing was producing 31.5 a month at its Renton, Wash., factory.<p>While problems continue to plague the 787 Dreamliner , which debuted in the U.S. at the end of 2012, Boeing's older models are reliable enough to warrant an increased production rate.<p>"Efficiency …

Aviation