With winter comes the hectic holiday season full of parties, events and meetings. But the season also brings resolutions and a desire to get your life in order. Everyone organizes differently, so we’ve found four unique ways to keep track of your schedule.
I’ve been reading Leaders Eat Last, a book about leadership by the motivational speaker Simon Sinek. His book explores, as the subtitle puts it, "why some teams pull together and others don’t." Sinek quotes a lot of biology and anthropology to support his thesis: when companies prioritize the care of human beings, and put people before numbers, they thrive.
Wine events of all kinds have been steadily growing in popularity during the last decade. Since California is indisputably the most renowned wine-producing region in the United States, hosting a gathering here holds the extra appeal of introducing your meeting groups to the endless diversity of vintages right where the wines are made.
SITTING IS THE NEW SMOKING, health experts have been warning for the past few years now. Just what that means is pretty staggering. A growing body of evidence shows that sitting for hours on end day after day is bad for your heart, spine and waistline, and can increase your risk of cardiovascular disease, Type 2 diabetes, cancer and even depression. Meanwhile, creativity and problem solving is likely to dip, too, because fresh blood and oxygen aren’t being circulated to your brain.
One of my favorite places in California is the Central Coast. I don’t get there nearly enough, so I was delighted when a copy of a just-published cookbook, "The New Wine Country Cookbook: Recipes from California's Central Coast," arrived in the mail today.
Even if you don’t have stars like George Clooney or Sofia Vergara on your guest list, you can still produce an event withflair and glamour. Here are some tips and tricks from the peoplewho put on the biggest A-list galas of the year.