Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Wildflower Farms, Auberge Resorts Collection guests and Hudson Valley residents were in for a treat this past weekend when renowned Chef Michael Anthony brought his signature flavors and cooking style to the resort. Working with the hotel’s Executive Chef Rob Lawson, Friday and Saturday were a celebration of fresh and locally-sourced ingredients featuring two dinners and a cooking class. Helming New York City restaurant institution Gramercy Tavern , Anthony has always worked close with farmers and producers in the area making the event somewhat of a culinary homecoming. The weekend started with an a la carte dinner where guests could select from a special menu for the evening showcasing the vegetable-forward dishes Gramercy Tavern is famous for. The tangela salad was a tasty winter appetizer featuring a variety of cooked root vegetables, gem lettuce and romano cheese. Anthony also served his beloved roasted carrots … [Read more...] about Wildflower Farms Partners With Gramercy Tavern Chef Michael Anthony For Farm To Table Culinary Experience
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin The NBA, like all sports leagues, can fall victim to a copycat mentality. Someone will pioneer something, and then from there, something that never happened in the previous fifty years will become somewhat regular. In this regard, there has been a new trend developing in NBA roster construction over the last few years in which, in a bid to bypass what is known colloquially as the Ted Stepien Rule, teams trading for star players offer multiple future first-round draft picks in eligible seasons, and offer unconditional pick swaps in the gap years. The Stepien rules states that NBA teams are prohibited from leaving themselves without first-round draft picks in future consecutive years, and is named for the former owner of the Cleveland Cavaliers, Ted Stepien, whose short chaotic tenure involved mortgaging the future for the immediate. This proved especially costly when a February 1980 trade of injured reserve forward Butch … [Read more...] about Does Trading All Your First-Round Picks Ever Actually Work?
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin In April, Dr. Anthony Fauci said the U.S. is "out of the pandemic phase." But we have not exactly returned to normal. More distressingly, the lingering effects of the pandemic on employee stress, anxiety, and well-being appear to be far from over. In fact, according to Gallup's newly released State of the Global Workplace report, employee stress is at an all-time high. The Great Resignation sent a strong message that today's employees are increasingly unwilling to settle for being unhappy at work. If employers fail to fully commit to making the workplace supportive of well-being, employees will keep searching for better options. Some organizations have received the message and are adopting a new approach to employee engagement. However, many are not keeping up with the rising expectations. Employers respond strongly to the pandemic initially In the early months of the pandemic, employers realized their employees … [Read more...] about New Gallup Workplace Report Says Employee Stress Is At An All-Time High
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Professional coaches have seen it all when it comes to executive clients, from those who found fast success with their businesses to those whose missteps took their businesses in the wrong direction. Each of these issues served as a learning opportunity for executive clients—and their coaches. Below, Forbes Coaches Council members share key leadership lessons they’ve gleaned from coaching executive clients. Read on for advice on how brand-new leaders can avoid making some of the same mistakes these coaches have seen their clients make in the past. 1. Facilitation Is Powerful, But It Takes Time One lesson I learned as a coach is the power of facilitation. It comes at the expense of time, and many new leaders don’t want to invest time to facilitate. Being overly prescriptive leads to ineffective delegation and trust issues. Learn how to actively listen, use open-ended questions and facilitate conversations to lead … [Read more...] about 14 Executive Coaches Share Leadership Lessons For New Leaders
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Women are missing from the National Mall—a monument to them, at least—but Congress is trying to change that. Democrats Sen. Tammy Baldwin and Rep. Joe Neguse and Republicans Sen. Marsha Blackburn and Rep. Debbie Lesko plan to introduce a bill that would pave the way for a monument to honor the early fight for women's equality in America. The bipartisan, bicameral group is targeting early March for the filing of the “Women's Suffrage National Monument Location Act” to coincide with Women’s History Month. Ahead of that deadline, they are hoping to enlist major support from their colleagues—specifically, the endorsement of every woman currently serving in Congress. Sen. Baldwin cited her home state of Wisconsin’s history as the first state to ratify the 19th Amendment , as a key motivating factor behind her work on the bill. “This history–and the women who made it–deserve to be featured on our National Mall in recognition … [Read more...] about There’s No Women’s Monument On The National Mall. Members Of Congress Aim To Change That
As the Broncos said goodbye to Gary Kubiak on Monday, they began their second head coaching search in two years. Denver general manager John Elway said he has three or four candidates in mind to replace Kubiak and that assistant coaches with playoff teams will be considered. “There’s a lot of young guys out there that have a lot of potential and are very bright guys,” Elway said. “Hopefully we can get one of those.” One of those assistant coaches in the playoffs is Atlanta offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan, whom the Broncos have formally asked and been granted permission to interview. Shanahan, 37, is the son of Mike Shanahan, who led the Broncos to two Super Bowl championships. Kyle Shanahan directed the NFL’s highest scoring offense (33.8 points a game) this season in his second year as the team’s offensive coordinator. He’s helped foster MVP-level play from quarterback Matt Ryan (4,944 passing yards, 38 touchdowns). The Falcons were the only NFL team to rank in the top-five … [Read more...] about Broncos begin head coaching search; will interview Falcons OC Kyle Shanahan
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin In a round-up of pre-trade deadline rumours, Shams Charania of The Athletic reported that Dallas Mavericks forward Dorian Finney-Smith may be made available by the team in trade, but only if any trade involving him yields a star player in return. And on the surface, that seems like a pretty obvious thing to do. On that surface, it can be seen that Finney-Smith is an undrafted 6'8 forward who averages only 8.8 points and 4.9 rebounds in 30.9 minutes per game on 40.9% field goal shooting. On that surface, Finney-Smith is the modern era George Lynch, a player any team would like to have, but not one they should overly strive to acquire. And just beneath that surface, there lies a cost that partially explains why - Finney-Smith signed an extension last February that will pay him $55,560,960 over four years, including $12,402,000 this season . It is a lot of money for limited production for a player that the casual fan may … [Read more...] about About To Turn 30, Dorian Finney-Smith Enters The Back Nine Of His NBA Career In A Slump
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin It is uniformly - and quite correctly - assumed that young French big man Victor Wembanyama will be the first overall pick in the 2023 NBA Draft. He truly is unlike anyone that has come before, a 7'3 or so wiry big man with the handle and shot of a man a foot shorter, along with unfathomable defensive range. If anything, he might be too big . But what is for sure is that there is only one of him. As with any transcendent talent - which Victor figures to be - the hunt is on for a second. Just as the pioneering career progression of Dirk Nowitzki sent NBA general managers and scouting departments on the hunt for the next face-up non-American seven-footer (with what on a generous day might be called incredibly mixed results), so too will the addition of this latest unicorn inevitably trigger a worldwide search for his passable imitators. The Orlando Magic, however, are ahead of the game. They may have already found … [Read more...] about Meet Bol Bol, The 7’2 NBA Guard