Lisa Shad

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Managing for Happiness Reveals a New Approach to Employee Engagement

What motivates your employees to come to work?What makes them happy when they get there?These two questions have plagued managers and owners for …

50 places in Europe you need to visit in your lifetime

We've come up with the ultimate bucket list of travel destinations in Europe.<p>From biking along the canals of Amsterdam to laying out on the beaches of Lagos, Portugal, here are 50 things you need to do in Europe in your lifetime.

European Travel

How Do I Become A Better Leader?

I couldn’t tell you how often I have heard that question. Yes, there are volumes of great and inspiring books on this topic and yes, I myself am guilty of having given somewhat long-winded answers to this question.<p>But there is a surprisingly simple answer to this <i>How do I become a better leader</i> …

Top 5 Foods to Avoid Now for Fast Weight Loss

Some of the best tasting foods are actually considered the worst when it comes to fat and calories. Thus, if one wants to achieve fast weight loss …

How to Improve Your Life when You Don’t Know Where to Start

Want to improve your life but not sure where to start? Here are some ideas to get you moving in the right direction. This post contains affiliate …

Learning to handle stress like a pro – techniques to avoid Professional Burnout

Last Tuesday we videoed a Mental Health Essentials Masterclass. One of the attendees asked, “How can we take care of ourselves when we seem to cop so …

Mental Health

6 Powerful Traits Of People Who Inspire Others To Become Their Best

<i>Part of the series “Thought Leadership and Impact”</i><p>In my role as a professional writer, I hear from over 400 PR firms, celebrities, thought leaders, creatives, entrepreneurs and other impacters every month. They all hope to be featured and highlighted, to help their own endeavors and to share their …

Thought Leadership

10 Ways you can model the success of millionaire entrepreneurs

Share9<p>Tweet<p>Share33<p>+12<p>Shares 44<p>It’s no secret that millionaires have different habits, qualities, and ways of thinking than the average person. Those …

How to Say What You Mean without Sounding Like You're Mean

Opinions fly high during the political season, and as a result, you may find yourself in situations where you’ve been asked to provide yours. …

7 Mobile Apps to Boost Your Productivity (Without Using To-Do Lists)

I’ve got some good news, and some bad news.<p>The bad news is, productivity isn’t a tangible substance that you can hunt down and own. It’s a state of …

5 Tips for Managing a Negative Employee | Inc.com

For those in management and leadership positions, it's not a matter of if, but a matter of when you will come across a negative employee that requires your attention. Understanding how to manage negative employees will help make the experience as painless as possible, not only for yourself, but for …

Richard Branson, Elon Musk, Peter Thiel and Other Successful Entrepreneurs' Favorite Interview Questions

The unusual questions these bosses ask to find out what they need to know about prospective employees.<p>Savvy executives know that interview questions like, "What's your biggest strength?" and, "What's your biggest weakness?" aren't as telling as they seem.<p>That's why they steer clear of these clich …

4 Proven Secrets to Easily Improve Your Body Language

What is your body language telling others about you?<p>Last week I wrote about how to read other people (you can check that out here.) But being able to …

Want to Vastly Improve Employee Morale? Try This Leadership Style

It may be counter-intuitive to pull off for top-down bosses, but when mastered, your morale and engagement will soar to new heights.<p>Eleven years ago, I reported to a highly emotionally-intelligent and very successful executive -- still my favorite boss to this day.<p>The greatest lessons Bruce taught …

10 Ways to Make a Great First Impression, According to a Harvard Psychologist

Amy Cuddy says people answer one question when they first meet you -- and that answer lays the foundation for a business relationship.<p>Say you meet a new potential customer, a potential employer, or anyone with whom you want to establish a business relationship.<p>Which matters more:<p>Showing that you're …

10 signs you're burning out and how to stop it

The prevalence of burnout is increasing as technology further blurs the line between work and home.<p>New research from the American Psychological Association and the National Opinion Research Center at the University of Chicago reported the following:<p>A Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) …

University of Chicago

9 Time Management Apps to Organize Your Life and Keep You on Track

Do you need more time?No matter who you are, you probably don’t have enough of it.Time is a limited resource and it’s constantly running on empty. …

Why these three questions can solve any problem

I’m a big fan of simplicity, whether it’s about strategy and innovation or personal productivity. In a complex world, there’s no use making things more difficult than they need to be.<p>It’s just so easy to complicate things — even I am guilty. But in reality, there are three questions I’ve used in …

Corporate Culture

The Wine Words to Stop Using Already

"Crispy"? "Electric"? "Oaky"? Who makes up these things?<p>Much like Instagram, ordering wine is a game of posturing. Oh, look at all that natural light in that apartment, where every surface is covered in marble and ferns that aren’t half eaten by a cat! Well, it turns out Impeccably Curated Carol …

9 Motivational Videos to Help You Succeed in Business and Life | Inc.com

There are videos that energize us, inspire us, and motivate us to do great things. Then there are the very few that do all of that--and touch us so deeply that we wind up watching them over and over. We find their messages so compelling, we know we can turn to them whenever we feel dragged down and …

Motivation

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 …

4 Ways to Develop Great Leaders in Your Company | Inc.com

Finding the next great leader of your company is one challenge that every major business leader faces. The search involves too many variables that busy leaders often struggle to find time to consider. The result is often a dysfunctional process that can lead to giving the wrong candidate the …

Body Language and Leadership | Inc.com

For me, the smallest details can make a big difference in leading my firm Corporate Rain and being its chief rainmaker. While I think a lot of entrepreneurial leaders do many of the following things instinctively, here are nine simple, apt tricks and techniques offered by my friend and body …

22 Qualities That Make a Great Leader

Want to be a laudable leader? Study these characteristics -- and the wise words of leaders who strive to embody them.<p>This story appears in the March 2016 issue of <i>Entrepreneur</i>. Subscribe »<p><i>This article is included in</i> Entrepreneur Voices on Effective Leadership<i>, a new book containing insights from</i> …

5 Daily Language (and Body Language) Habits of Great Leaders

Leaders have the biggest impact on employee engagement. Here are 5 simple things you can do to boost morale and increase productivity.<p>Employee engagement is running at around 32 percent. Which means that a staggering 68 percent of staff, potentially your staff, are either disengaged or, even worse, …

Sip and Savor These New Phoenix-area Cocktail Creations

As spring approached, local mixologists were working behind-the-scenes to create new cocktails using spring-inspired tastes and ingredients. Now that …

3 Questions That Will Save You 8 Hours A Week

Can three simple questions save you eight hours a week?<p>In September 2013, Professors Julian Birkinshaw and Jordan Cohen shared the results of their productivity experiment in the <i>Harvard Business Review</i>. They found that 41% of knowledge workers’ time is spent on discretionary activities that weren’t …

Time Management