Carole Holcroft

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How To Improve Your Focus to Increase Your Effectiveness and Results

When you're focused on the wrong things, it doesn't matter how well you do them. You will fail.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Too many companies and entrepreneurs underperform because of a lack of focus, or worse, because they are focused on the wrong …

Motivation

Regulator: Don't Neglect Physical Security of 'Workstations'

OCR Alert Offers Insights on Keeping Patient Records Secure Marianne Kolbasuk McGee (HealthInfoSec) • May 31, 2018<p>Are too many healthcare …

Neuroscience Learns What Buddhism Has Known For Ages: Consciousness is Everywhere

A new theory in neuroscience suggests consciousness is an intrinsic property of everything, just like gravity. The theory, called Integrated …

11 Unusual Elements of a Successful Employment Offer Letter

The employee offer letter is a good place to make sure you are covering all your bases and including any last-minute information/benefits. That’s why …

Popular Twitter Hashtags to Promote Your Small Business Every Day of the Week - Small Business Trends

Hashtags can be a great tool for organizing tweets, joining conversations and promoting your business. They are also a great way to get your content …

Companies Are Bad at Identifying High-Potential Employees

A high-potential employee is usually in the top 5% of employees in an organization. These people are thought to be the organization’s most capable, most motivated, and most likely to ascend to positions of responsibility and power. To help these employees prepare for leadership roles in a …

Human Resources

This Popular Female CEO's Leadership Style May End the Debate on Best Leadership Style

How she turned her company around is reason alone to call this debate over.<p>In 2007, Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen was in deep trouble. Their profit was stagnant, and the company stock price had taken a nose dive to $13.00. The brand suffered, and franchise owners were butting heads with corporate. It …

Leadership

7 Easy New Year's Resolutions You Will Want to Keep

And none of them require a drastic change in lifestyle.<p>It's easy to get caught up in the whirlwind of creating, maintaining, and growing a business (or just life in general) and forget to properly take care of your most important asset: you!<p>If you neglect your physical health as a business leader, …

Employment

Use This 4-Step Method to Come Up With the Best New Year's Resolutions

It's that time of year when we resolve to live our lives anew. But wait, didn't you just do that?<p>It's that time of year again, when we resolve to live the life we desire, that ideal state of being bounded only by our wildest dreams. And so, we resolve to be fit, to write that book, to start a …

Motivation

7 Ways to Shape the Culture of Your Company

Seven simple ways to reinforce and build the company culture you want.<p>Following up on my earlier article on five concrete steps to begin to create your company culture, here are seven simple ways to reinforce and build the company culture you want.<p><b>1. Get clear on your goals and priorities.</b> Your …

Human Resources

7 Career Mistakes That Are Holding You Back From Success

Are you dreaming big enough?<p><i>What are the common mistakes people make that ruin their lives? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Lukas Schwekendiek, life coach, speaker, and writer, on …

personalimprovement

10 Rules to Being VP of Marketing at a Startup

Brendon Cassidy’s 10 Rules to Being a VP of Sales in a Startup are spot-on for veteran and aspiring sales leaders considering a role in a startup. …

Tax Tips for Small Business Owners

Tax and businesses are like two wheels of the same car. One simply couldn’t exist without the other. In order for a business to run smoothly and in …

5 TED Talks Every Business Owner Needs to Watch

When you’re running a small business, the last thing you need is to waste time watching videos online. That is, unless those videos might help your …

So, Don’t Sweat That New Overtime Rule Just Yet - Small Business Trends

A federal judge on Tuesday issued an injunction blocking the U.S. Department of Labor’s Overtime Rule set to go into effect December 1. The “Final …

These 5 Simple Habits Can Make You A Better Runner

Becoming a better runner isn’t just about running faster times, it’s about creating a lifelong, healthy habit that makes you feel more alive and …

Yoga for Runners

5 Poses Every Runner Can Use By: Aly Raymer | February 25, 2016<p>The benefits of yoga practice are endless. Seriously, it creates a heightened sense of …

Yoga

The Non-Runner's Guide To Running: 5 Tips For Getting Started

Congratulations on your decision to become a runner! There is no cheaper, no purer, and no more accessible form of exercise than this. Plus, it's free. So let's get you started.<p>Despite seeming very simple, running can incorporate an amazing amount of variables - shoe firmness; heel strike patterns; …

Complain All You Want, But Your Busy Schedule May Help Your Brain

Single mothers, untenured professors, young reporters and on-call doctors might have a thin silver lining for their hurried days and response for the people who insist on slowing down: All that hustling may translate into superior brain power as you get older, as a study finds that the busiest …

The Brain

Mindfulness Can Literally Change Your Brain

The business world is abuzz with mindfulness. But perhaps you haven’t heard that the hype is backed by hard science. Recent research provides strong evidence that practicing non-judgmental, present-moment awareness (a.k.a. mindfulness) changes the brain, and it does so in ways that anyone working …

Mindfulness

13 Ways to Clean Up Your Diet

SLVRBK mat founder and certified holistic health practitioner Steven Macari shares how to eat clean without dieting.<p>Approaching a lifestyle change can be daunting, so <i>BAZAAR</i> turned to SLVRBK mat founder and certified holistic health practitioner specializing in nutrition, weight management, …

Nutrition

Vegetable compounds found to improve cognition in old age

Carotenoids are pigments synthesized by plants that give vegetables their yellow, orange, and red colors. Their antioxidant properties, as well as …

4 ways to tap into your smartest employees

Innovation is top of mind for organizations. When Forrester Research polled CEOs on their top business priorities, 36 percent of those surveyed said sustaining innovation is on their radar. However, few organizations excel at creating a culture of innovation in which employees are truly empowered …

How to Know If Someone Is Ready to Be a Manager

When you’re hiring a new manager, the stakes are high. You need someone who can effectively lead people, manage a budget, liaise with upper management — and, usually, do it all from day one. But what if a potential hire doesn’t yet have a track record in doing all of the above? Would you hire or …

Siblings

8 Productivity Hacks for the World's Worst Procrastinators

Finding it hard to stay focused? These strategies will help you get more out of your day.<p>Procrastination can strike virtually anyone in any context. And it can take several forms: You might avoid work entirely, deliberate so much over work decisions that you don't actually get anything done, feel …

Procrastination

Two Ways to Simplify Your Leadership Style

Follow these two practices to simplify your leadership style, stop confusing employees, and increase your ability to positively influence followers.<p><i>Tony Bridwell is a Partner for Partners In Leadership, a leading management consulting firm, where he works with leaders to create greater</i> …

Leadership

The #1 Way To Have a Happier, Longer Life

Who wants to live a happy, healthy, long life? Yeah, everybody. Turns out an incredible amount of scientific evidence points to one simple …

Happiness

10 Ways to Boost Your Creativity in Under 10 Minutes

We all lead busy lives. This doesn’t leave much time in our days to spend creatively, but your creative muscle is just like any other muscle; it needs to be exercised often or it starts to get tense. And we <i>know</i> we can’t let that happen! While you may not have time to sit for hours every day and …

3 Steps to Become the Empowered Entrepreneur You Want to Be

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>What's the difference between effective vs. ineffective people? Effective people take responsibility for their own success.<p>In short, they don’t wait around for the company to hand them a mentor and a plan. Effective people take …

Entrepreneurship