Friday Favorites, July 22, 2011 Edition

It’s hot. Really, really hot.

So stay cool and get some reading done while you’ve got air conditioning. Here are some of the posts we found interesting and useful this week to get you started.

A perfect summer day is when the sun is shining, the breeze is blowing, the birds are singing, and the lawn mower is broken.

Photo credit: Kris Bradley

Here are 20 ways to motivate yourself.

Now that you’re motivated, set smart daily goals to move forward.

Don’t be a lousy leader.

Check out these website makeovers — what a difference color can make!

How do you train employees?

Corporate culture isn’t just for big businesses, so make yours great.

What lessons can we learn from Tina Fey’s Bossypants?

Have a great weekend, and stay cool!