Colin Burke McClure

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How to Lead Your Team to Achieve the Goals No Individual Ever Could

Explain the benefits. Don't just implement and run.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We all know the expression, you can lead employees to water, but can't make them drink. Or was it horses? Either way, its still valid. You can come up with the best goal-setting …

Goal Setting

If Strategy Is So Important, Why Don’t We Make Time for It?

Almost every leader wants to make more time for strategic thinking. In one survey of 10,000 senior leaders, 97% of them said that being strategic was the leadership behavior most important to their organization’s success.<p>And yet in another study, a full 96% of the leaders surveyed said they lacked …

Management

Here's what CEOs actually do all day

Ever wonder what CEOs actually do all day? A study published on Monday by Harvard Business Review sheds light on how those in the top spot use their …

CEOs

Midcentury-Inspired Homes in This Texas Community Start in the Low $300Ks

Starlight Village, a new housing community in Leander, Texas, offers eight models that combine midcentury flair with modern convenience.<p>"Inspired by the Space Race and growing up in Air Force base housing, my husband, Michael, and I dreamed up a neighborhood built entirely of midcentury modern …

Living Rooms

28 Successful Executives Share the Best Advice They Received From Their Dads

A father's example and advice can inexorably affect the lives of his children.<p>A father's example and advice can inexorably affect the lives of his children. Here's how more than two dozen successful leaders say their dads affected their trajectories.<p>1. Surround yourself with great people.<p>"The best …

Women in Tech

A Well-Traveled Couple Launch a Line of Sleek Homes on Wheels

The husband-and-wife duo behind Living Vehicle tell us the story behind the off-grid, mobile home that is shaking up the industry.<p>Santa Barbara, California–based architect Matthew Hofmann and his wife and business partner Joanna have been embracing the nomadic life for the past few years, residing …

Santa Barbara

High Horse Ranch by Kieran Timberlake overlooks forested valley in northern California

American firm Kieran Timberlake has used prefabricated components to create a mountaintop retreat, composed of a main dwelling wrapped in weathering …

Northern California

7 Photos of DIY’d Garages That Will Make You Say “OMG!”

Your garage can be a place to stash everything from tools to seasonal decor without feeling — and looking — like a dumping ground.<p>Follow these seven …

This Award-Winning Cabin Is a Relaxing Antidote to City Living

Sited in a remote Canadian forest, a luxurious cabin rental embraces indoor-outdoor living.<p>When a Shanghai–based, Canadian–Brit family approached Robert E. Miller of Bohlin Cywinski Jackson to design their dream cabin in the woods of Ontario, the principal architect went the extra mile.<p>Designed as …

Architecture

This 95-Year Stanford Study Reveals 1 Secret to Living a Longer, More Fulfilling Life

This decades-long study shows that living an easy, stress-free life won't make you happier -- and definitely won't help you live longer.<p>What will make you happy? What will make you feel fulfilled? What will help you live a longer, healthier life?<p>Good questions.<p>Enter Dr. Lewis Terman with an …

Happiness

Infographic: How to create a website that users fall in love with

It takes only seconds for visitors to decide whether your website is worth their time.The internet is teeming with digital destinations where …

Public Relations

How Can You Really Tell Someone Is an Exceptional Leader? Ask This 1 Simple Question

The answer is an eye-opener.<p>Have you ever thought about the essence of true leadership? How exactly do you define it?<p>Better yet, how do you simply become a good leader in your office or business -- enough so that your employees, peers, and customers will respect you?<p>The answer comes down to a …

Leadership

The pre-fab tiny Skyview Cabin is crafted from all-natural and low-impact materials

The modular Skyview Cabin is a rustic, yet sophisticated tiny cabin made out of all-natural and low-maintenance materials. Designed by Arno Schuurs …

Design

This mushroom bolognese is so rich it made the Fortune 500

Let’s not mince words: This here is one of the most delicious dishes I’ve had the pleasure of eating all year. It’s a mushroom bolognese tagliatelle …

Recipes

20 Best Beaches in California

1 of 20<p>Coronado Beach<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 20<p>La Jolla Shores, La Jolla<p>3 of 20<p>Treasure Island Beach, Laguna Beach<p>Advertisement<p>4 of 20<p>Newport Beach …

California

Bigwood Residence

Ketchum, Idaho<p>This second home in Sun Valley is full of surprises, from its humble-to-grand design progression to its myriad custom details. Tucked unassumingly into the hillside, this 6,500-square-foot home’s two west-facing wings launch out of the landscape towards unobstructed, 270-degree views …

Dining Rooms

How To Deliver A Successful UX Project In The Healthcare Sector

How To Deliver A Successful UX Project In The Healthcare SectorHow To Deliver A Successful UX Project In The Healthcare SectorSven Jungmann & Karolin …

UX Design

Your Career Depends On Split-Second Decisions People Make About Your Appearance

You gotta love any conference speaker who begins her mid-afternoon session with a challenge to uncover your own unconscious workplace biases. That’s …

A California Couple Customize Their Tiny Home With Multi-Layered Interiors

After working with a couple to design their custom trailer, New Frontier Tiny Homes decide to officially name the new model after the owners' daughter.<p>When their baby daughter Escher arrived last year, Bela Fishbeyn and her husband Spencer Wright decided it was time to buy their first home. They …

Wall Art

I Haven't Eaten for 3 Days and It's Amazing

It's Sunday and the last food I ate was lunch Thursday. I've ingested only water for 72 hours and the experience is life-changing.<p>I love food, but I have eaten nothing and drank only water for the past 72 hours.<p>Why?<p>Partly because I kept hearing from friends and the media that they enjoyed fasting. …

Hudson River

This Prefab Cabin Offers an Affordable Answer to Island Construction

A cost-effective modular retreat embraces the landscape on a Lake Superior island in Wisconsin.<p>With its inviting sandy shores and pristine forests, Wisconsin’s Madeline Island on Lake Superior has long been renowned as a summer destination. Yet high costs of construction due to its remote location …

Lake Superior

This Eco-Friendly Shipping Container Is the Ultimate Nomadic Dwelling

Transforming ubiquitous corrugated boxes into sleek pop-up homes, shops, and shelters, Cocoon Modules is redefining what a container can be.<p>Thanks to the help of Athens–based Cocoon Modules and the Greek mattress brand Coco-Mat, shipping containers are not only becoming a symbol of modernity and …

Dining Rooms

Feeling Anxious? This Simple Navy SEAL Trick Calms Your Nervous System in 5 Minutes Flat

If it works in combat, it will work for what you're going through.<p>Mark Divine is a U.S. Navy SEAL and the founder of SEALFIT, a fitness organization for those who want to push themselves to the max.<p>Divine is no stranger to stress and extreme circumstances. And there's one practice he says has risen …

Yoga

Why You Must Treat Artificial Intelligence (AI) As A Very Special Technology

There are lots of technologies that attract our attention – and money – these days. We’re obsessed with blockchain, cryptocurrency, IOT, big data analytics, cybersecurity3-D printing and drones. We’re excited about virtual reality, augmented reality and mixed reality. We love talking about …

What To Eat After You Go For A Run, According To A Trainer & A Nutritionist

Any nutritionist and fitness expert will tell you that what you eat and drink after your run is just as important as the food you eat to fuel your …

Jeff Bezos: ‘It’s harder to be kind than clever’

<b>It’s graduation season, and we here at Ladders have decided to take a look back and showcase some past commencement addresses that stand the test of</b> …

This Top-Rated Villa Is Every Pool Lover's Dream

When something is named after beauty, you tend to expect a knock-your-socks-off first impression, and Villa Ziba—the Persian word for …

Bill Gates Says Every Manager Should Read This Book

The Bill Gates book club has a new addition.<p>The co-founder of Microsoft and co-chair of the Gates Foundation has written a testimonial for John …

One of the hallmarks of a truly great boss has nothing to do with vision or work ethic

In a perfect world, managers would spend all their time encouraging, coaching, delegating, and communicating openly with those who work for them.<p>But here in the real world, there will always be employees who lack the skill or the will to do their jobs well. They show up late. They shirk. They …

7 DIY Ways to Make Your Home Smarter

Nearly everything in your home can now be linked through Wi-Fi, allowing you to control functions like temperature, music, and security systems all …

Home Automation