Shon McKinnon

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17 Surprising Potato Salad Recipes That Will Win the Summer Barbecue

Potato salad is the trusty standby at every barbecue, but it’s not nearly as flashy as the caprese peach salad and Brussels sprout sliders beckoning …

Potatoes

Four Questions To Ask For Better Employee Engagement

My friend and mentor John Maxwell defines leadership as “influence — nothing more, nothing less.” If we do not have the ability to influence people, our ability to lead them will be lost. Another big factor in leadership is remembering that leadership is a verb, not a noun. It is not the position …

Leadership

If (And When) Your Career Stalls, Reinvent Yourself

Has your career stalled? If it hasn’t yet, it likely will.<p>Don’t take that personally. Career stalls happen to some of the most capable people in business.<p>Here’s the good news: A career stall doesn’t have to be catastrophic. In fact, a temporary career stall can provide the ideal launch pad to a …

Leadership

5 Goal-Setting Journals to Take You From Intention to the Finish Line

Whether you've got a new goal or feel like you need an extra push to accomplish an older one, use these easy tools to make it happen.<p>// Associate Editor<p>Entrepreneur Staff<p>7 min read<p><i>Editor’s Note: In Up Your Game we scope out the best products, apps and services to help make it easier to take your</i> …

Productivity

Want to Write a Book? Here Are 5 Powerfully Effective Ways to Find the Time You Need to Do It

Writing a book is not an easy thing to do, but the rewards for you and your business can make it well worth your time.<p>Don't let anyone tell you that writing a book is easy--it's not. Writing a book is hard work. My very first book--<i>Negotiating to Win</i>--was published in 1991, and I have written, …

Writing

6 essential documents for project management success

Here are six key documents that project managers and their teams rely on to successfully guide and execute projects.<p>Careful project planning and …

Project Management

Is Cruise ship living a cheaper option for seniors than assisted living?

During retirement, there may come a time when maintaining your current household just becomes too difficult. When the yard work and housecleaning become too much, or when you begin to struggle to get meals on the table, the obvious option many seniors consider: assisted living.<p>Unfortunately, …

Retirement

The Best Way to Manage Email Is With Pen and Paper

If email is a to-do list someone else writes for you, might as well just write down the ones you actually need to respond to.<p>I am not the best at responding to emails, primarily because, like many of us, I get a lot of them. I have 331,000 unread emails in my personal Gmail inbox and 58,000 in my …

Productivity

Everything You Need to Know About Great Leadership

Leaders are not born, they are made.<p>Effective leadership can be thought of as a set of qualities and skills. Different leaders may have different makeups, different strengths and challenges. But there are certain traits that lie at the core of leadership--the qualities that all great leaders …

Leadership

If We All Did These 4 Things, It Would Cut the Cancer Death Rate in Half

Researchers have identified simple lifestyle factors that could make a huge difference.<p>If you’ve ever doubted that a few healthy lifestyle changes …

What Best Motivates You at Work? When 200,000 Employees Were Asked, This was Their No. 1 Response

Hint: It's not about the money, money, money.<p>When you're motivated, you feel energized. You're ready to take things on, get things done, push things forward. Projects get moved along; emails get answered; you move along with pep in your step.<p>When you're unmotivated, it's hard to get started. You …

Employee Engagement

The crisis in modern masculinity

On the evening of 30 January 1948, five months after the independence and partition of India, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was walking to a prayer meeting at his temporary home in New Delhi when he was shot three times, at point-blank range. He collapsed and died instantly. His assassin, originally …

Boris Johnson

How to achieve extreme productivity

7 ways to use “systemized common sense” in your day.<p>By Kara Baskin | January 17, 2018<p>You don't have to do all of this. Here's how to temper your …

5 Problems With Retiring in Your 50s

Want to exit the workforce way earlier than most? Here are some issues you might run into.<p>Many workers dream of early retirement and the more relaxed …

6 Ways to Lift Hard With Bad Knees

How to Build Strength & Size with Banged-Up Knees<p>The Worst Knee Injury Imaginable<p>In 2017, while playing basketball, I experienced one of the worst …

How to build muscle as age tears it down

<b>(CNN) —</b> If you are in your 40s or 50s, chances are that you are starting to notice some changes in your body, including muscle loss and diminishing strength, even if you exercise fairly regularly.<p>Reduced levels of physical activity, increases in sedentary behavior and doing less intense exercise …

Muscle

The one cardio workout that turns your body into a fat burning machine in just 15 minutes

The one cardio workout that turns your body into a fat burning machine in just 15 minutes<p>When you’re traveling, it can be really difficult to fit in …

13 Signs of High Emotional Intelligence | Inc.com

In 1995, psychologist and science journalist Daniel Goleman published a book introducing most of the world to the nascent concept of emotional intelligence. The idea--that an ability to understand and manage emotions greatly increases our chances of success--quickly took off, and it went on to …

Emotional Intelligence

Is A Lack Of Follow-Through Costing You Credibility? Four Steps To Protect The Perception Of Your Leadership

Few things are as costly to a leader’s ability to influence others as making promises they fail to keep.<p>When I meet with client teams, I frequently hear about how employees are frustrated with management’s lack of follow-through. When leaders fail to keep promises to their teams, employees are left …

Employment

Deloitte CEO Cathy Engelbert: Lessons On Leadership

Cathy Engelbert is no stranger to the board room or the Fortune 500.<p>As CEO of Deloitte, Engelbert oversees over 85,000 professionals that provide financial services to over 80% of the Fortune 500.<p>In our wide-ranging interview, we discuss a number of topics, including, among others, her best …

Leadership

Jordan Peterson and the Evangelical Man

Since the release of his recent bestselling book, <i>12 Rules for Life</i>, and the immense online popularity of an interview with him on British TV, the …

Jordan Peterson

Two simple laws could solve America's epidemic of violence

Two simple changes to U.S. law, both things based in other laws that we already know and like, could solve most of America’s gun violence …

You Won't Believe What a Roth IRA Can Do for You

Don't assume that annual $5,500 contributions won't amount to much. They can grow to surprising sums -- like $500,000 or more.<p>Compare the maximum …

It's so Simple: How to be the Most Liked Person in the Room

If you want to get ahead in business and life, just make sure you don't behave this way.<p>If you want to get ahead in business and life, inquisitiveness is an essential character trait.<p>Think about the last time someone asked you good questions about your life to get to know you better. Chances are, …

Performance Reviews Are Dead: Here's What You Should Do Instead

The dreaded annual performance review is a relic of the industrial age. To manage people in times of fast change you need to do this.<p>Anyone who has had the privilege to lead has also had the responsibility of the dreaded annual performance review.<p>We've all been through them, but I've yet to meet …

The 5 Communication Tactics That Helped Me Become a Better Leader

Effective leadership starts with effective communication. From writing emails to giving a company-wide speech, what you say and how you say it will matter.<p>Having a strong vision for your company is one thing. Being able to communicate it clearly is another ballgame. As a leader, your job can take …

I Used to Hate Running on the Treadmill — Until This Happened

It feels like yesterday that I could barely run a mile on the treadmill, when in fact, it was about 10 years ago. The scene: Planet Fitness in suburban Connecticut. My brother, four years my senior, to my left. As I trotted along at a 5.5 mph speed, I barely crossed the five-minute mark when I …

Marathons

I stopped drinking completely for 2 years — and it showed me how the world treats sober people differently

About three years ago, I decided to give up drinking alcohol. The decision was a logical one: I had been diagnosed with ulcerative colitis and found that many of the things I had enjoyed were now a source of pain — especially booze.<p>After drinking some wine with friends one night, then waking up …

Alcohol

The To-Do List Method That Finally Got My Life In Order

Who knew graph paper could make such a difference?<p>You’ve probably heard by now about the life-changing magic of a functional to-do list. <i>You’ll be</i> …

Does the Illuminati control the world? Maybe it’s not such a mad idea

If the Illuminati is real, it’s got to be the least secret secret society in the universe. It’s so bad at keeping itself hidden that its existence is proclaimed all over the internet by people whose investigative toolkit consists entirely of Google and a lively imagination.<p>The most recent would-be …

Conspiracies