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The Best of 2014: The Top 13 Series on Television (And Elsewhere)

How good a year was 2014? So good that a top 10 wouldn’t fully do justice to the level of excellence in series television (and elsewhere). So here, without further ado, the top 13 series of the year.<p><b>13. American Horror Story:</b> Analogies time: <i>The Soprano</i>s is to <i>Oz</i> as <i>True Detective</i> is to…<i>American</i> …

Comic-Con Wrap-Up: The Shiniest Things We Saw In San Diego!

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The Delicate Art of Giving Feedback

To be an effective manager, you need to be skilled at giving out both praise and criticism. While praise is easy to give, it is far more challenging and unpleasant to criticize your employees. Yet the practice of management requires you to occasionally show employees where they need to improve. …

When Presenting Your Data, Get to the Point Fast

Projecting your data on slides puts you at an immediate disadvantage: When you’re giving a presentation, people can’t pull the numbers in for a closer look or take as much time to examine them as they can with a report or a white paper. That’s why you need to direct their attention. What do you …

Change Management Is Bigger Than Leadership

If an organization needs to undergo significant change, that’s a leadership issue, right? Old dogs will learn new tricks when the lead dog — or ape, or penguin, depending on the management fable of the moment — shows them off. Leaders need to craft compelling elevator speeches, relentlessly deliver …

How to Write the Dreaded Self-Appraisal

No one likes review time. For many, self-appraisals are a particularly annoying part of the process. What can you say about your own performance? How can you be honest without coming off as arrogant, or shooting yourself in the foot?<p><b>What the Experts Say</b><br>Dick Grote, author of <i>How to Be Good at</i> …