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- Forbes.com | Secrets to Your Success | Wed, Jan 9, 2013 6:47 PM EST | Comments
By Susan AdamsI once worked on a team that helped produce a nightly television news show. The format didn't vary much, the deadlines were the same every night and my colleagues and I were experienced pros. But our senior producer had a tough time letting us just do our thing. Even though we sat in offices mere feet from the boss, she wanted us to send frequent e-mail updates on our progress. We could've been the most crackerjack TV producers. If we didn't keep the boss in the loop, she thought we were falling down on the job.
Consider asking your boss about his or her previous work experience.
That's because this boss had what management professor Joe Magee calls a strong sense of ownership over the work her staff performed. An authority on power and politics within organizations, Magee teaches at New York University's Stern School of Business. In order to be successful at work, he recommends employees get curious about their bosses' backgrounds, their goals, their values and their day-to-day management styles. To that end, he's come up with 10 questi...Read More »
- Tue, Jan 8, 2013 2:16 PM EST | CommentsNothing makes the long chill of winter seem less cold than feeling the heat of spring by virtue of the latest ad campaigns. See which models made the cut, which photographers are changing the game and which collections will be on the top of your wish list in BAZAAR's best of Spring 2013 ads round up. Check back for updates, plus peruse the best ads of 2012.
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- Cheapism.com | Work + Money | Wed, Jan 9, 2013 8:44 AM EST | Comments
By Louis DeNicola, Cheapism.com
Hopefully by now you've had a chance to unwind a bit from the holidays and get back into the old routine. But if you haven't enjoyed enough R&R you may be ready to plan your next trip. Whether you're in the mood for a sandy beach or a powdery snow-covered mountain, there are a couple of three-day weekends in January and February to take advantage of. But what about getting to the destination? If you're booking flights in January or February, here's what you need to know.
Fly away on a holiday. ...
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Many flights in January will, on average, be cheaper than those for the busy travel days surrounding Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's. But the first few months of the year are especially cold in most of the country and travelers often look for any excuse to get away. This may be old news to some, but the general rules are worth restating: Book flights 21 days before travel for the best deals; the best time to book flights is around 3 p....Read More »
- Shine Latina Editor | Shine Latina | Mon, Jan 7, 2013 4:52 PM EST | Comments
In honor of Mentoring Month, we take a look at the experience of becoming an hermano or hermana to a child in need of guidance and encouragement.
As President of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Miami, Lydia Muniz stays busy overseeing the largest mentoring organization in Florida, but it was not until recently that she became a Big Sister herself.
Mentoring children into life success
A few years ago, the CEO became a Big Sister to a very inquisitive 9-year old; the BBBS president and her Little Sister, Izca, began to meet for library visits or chat about school over ice cream. Izca's mother, a newcomer to the US, was delighted. "Big Brothers Big Sisters is not there to replace her mother. [Hispanic] Single mothers may have limitations because of language and income. These may limit her capacity, not as a mother, but as someone who can offer opportunities and open the US to her children," says Muniz who finds herself enjoying a beautiful friendship with this young Latina, in addition to having helped Izca join a program fo...Read More »
- Tue, Jan 8, 2013 4:52 PM EST | CommentsBy Perrie Samotin, StyleCaster
Thanks to a heavy-spending holiday season and a financial hubbub that may well impact many paychecks, shopping smarter is a key theme for 2013. However, since we all have our own strategies and preferences when it comes to retail, shopping more intellegently may mean different things to different people.
For starters, there's the quality-versus-quantity ideology. While some of us may prefer to save by shopping at fast-fashion stores, others might prefer the method of saving up and splurging on one or two big-ticket over the course of the year. If the latter sounds like your 2013 shopping plan, keep reading! We caught up with the fashion director of Barneys New York, Tomoko Ogura, for expert insight on what investment items folks should consider this year.
While some items on Ogura's list feature familiar brands (Manolo Blahnik, Hermés), others are from equally stylish, if lesser-known, labels such as Hoorsenbuhs, Greg Lauren, and Delveaux, which-for fashion lovers like us-adds a pleasant element of originality to our shopping endeavors, while also putting noteworthy new designers on our (and your!) radar. Read on for luxury fashion spurges that-if you're looking to spend on both style and quality-might be worth the investment in 2013.
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