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Five Ways Managers Can Stop 'Managing' And Start Coaching

The coaching industry continues to grow every single day. It’s filled with brilliant coaches who are masters of their craft (I even have a coach myself!) That’s why, when it comes to employee development and retention, it is imperative that managers leverage this skill.<p>But if this is the case, it …

Employee Engagement

11 Insights Gained From Executives Listening To Customers

When you’re a high-level executive, it doesn’t take much to lose track of what’s going on at the lower levels of a business. In fact, it takes a special kind of executive to take lower level complaints seriously. It could be the key to a better business.<p>We asked members of the Forbes Technology …

Customer Experience

2 BC destinations ranked as World’s Best Once-in-a-Lifetime Journeys

It’s something truly special to find out that two BC experiences have been ranked in a list of the world’s best once-in-a-lifetime journeys.Flight …

Blue Mountains

People are now “ghosting” at work, so we looked into the word’s long history

Anyone who has lived through a recession or two—and will therefore never take for granted the availability of jobs—might be aghast to learn of a nascent trend in the labor market: People are “ghosting” employers, according to LinkedIn.<p>If you’re old enough to vividly remember the last recession, …

Relationships

17 Delicious Ways To Eat Toast For Breakfast, Lunch, And Dinner

It's so much more than just toasted bread.<p>I love a good piece of toasty bread with butter, but when you put a topping like mushrooms, beans, or yes, avocado on it, it becomes an easy, inexpensive, yet elevated meal. Yes, meal! You can dress up toast for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, and the toppings …

Breakfast

Tyler Florence's Hack Will Forever Change the Way You Make Mashed Potatoes

Food Network chef Tyler Florence shared his mashed potatoes recipe with us, and I immediately had to try it. Traditionally, potatoes are cooked in water before being mashed together with butter and cream (or milk). However, Tyler suggests cooking the potatoes in the cream itself, so no potato-y …

Recipes

How To Propel Employee Engagement To Sky-Rocketing Levels

Often leaders are focusing so intensely on growth that we miss that our team’s emotional experience is suffering.<p>And when they’re suffering, they’re in their Critter State versus their Smart State. Why? Most likely because safety, belonging or mattering are missing. But how do you know who needs …

Employee Engagement

How to Keep Avocados From Going Bad (Seriously!)

It’s the rare trip to the grocery store when I’ll find an ideal avocado with almost-black skin, a bright green spot under its stem nub, and the same …

Avocado

You make or break your life between 5-7 a.m.

While serving a humanitarian and ecclesiastical mission at the age of 20, I learned potentially the most important lesson of my life. How you spend …

Motivation

9 Navy SEAL Sayings That Will Improve Engagement And Accountability In Your Organization

Engagement and accountability are critical elements for growth, productivity and profitability in any organization. But in this fast-paced twenty-first century age of disruption, improving engagement and accountability seems more challenging than ever before.<p>According to the 2017 KPMG Global CEO …

Employee Engagement

Ask these 7 questions in a job interview to land the perfect candidate

How many quarters would you need to stack to reach the height of the Empire State Building? How many ping-pong balls fit in a school bus? How do you …

Career Development

Employees Underperforming? How to Respond to These 3 Excuses.

Sometimes, an employee just needs an extra jolt. Other times, you will need to pull the plug.<p>7 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Companies are increasing their focus on employee retention. In fact, PayScale’s <i>2018 Compensation Best Practices</i> report found that 59 …

Leadership

How to Focus on What’s Important, Not Just What’s Urgent

Do you get to the end of the day and feel that you’ve met your most pressing deadlines but haven’t accomplished anything that’s fundamentally important? You’re hardly alone. In a series of studies recently published in the Journal of Consumer Research, people typically chose to complete tasks that …

Time Management

Exceptional Leaders Never Speak First. Neither Should You

As a leader, you already know what you know. Here's the perfect way to find out what other people know.<p>I felt I had a good idea. Who am I kidding -- I felt I had a <i>great</i> idea. I had done the analysis, done the reasoning, and done the math. Still, just to make sure, I asked a key employee for …

openended

2 Career Derailing Behaviors That Might Surprise You

It isn't always the obvious behavioral challenges that can derail any good leadership career. Here are two less obvious things to watch out for.<p>There are a lot of reasons why careers of otherwise functional or technically competent leaders derail. Most of us know many of the obvious ones: …

Leadership

11 Great Bike Paths That Are Begging for a Road Trip

Explore the country this summer on these historic, stunning routes.<p>Tired of pedaling around the same paths? Breathe some new life into your regular workouts by changing up the location—there are tons of biking trails across the country that are just begging for a visit. Some might be right in own …

Hiking

10 Must-Read Books for Entrepreneurial Graduates

Take command of your success with these essential reads.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>A new class of graduates are entering the workforce, and many are doing it on their own terms. Unlike previous generations, a large percentage of this "internet generation" …

Entrepreneurship

Study: Authenticity Is Key For Personalized Customer Engagement

Holiday shopping is expected to hit record numbers this year, and many brands are blending digital and in-store strategies to provide more …

Customer Experience

This Seattle Startup Aims To Remove The Expensive, Boring Parts Of Customer Support

Your own business is likely living in what I’ll call <b>Scenario 1</b>: Every customer inquiry and request has to be handled personally by your capable, well-trained human agents–even when the floodgates have opened due to a product glitch or similar event. Frankly, some of these inquiries aren’t worthy of …

Customer Service

Fatmap Is Like Google Earth (on Steroids) for Hikers

Not long ago, my girlfriend and I set out for a 20-mile mountain bike ride in the Gila National Forest, in southern New Mexico. We had plenty of food and water, but we were armed with only vague directions and a mimeographed trail map from a local bike shop. The ride is remote but …

Google Earth

According to Oprah, All Your Arguments Come Down to These 3 Questions

If the answers are no, there's likely going to be a problem.<p>Conflict is complicated.<p>Most of the time, it involves feelings that are both logical and illogical. That thing you're fighting about, whether at home or at work, is about both what's being stated and what's not being stated. It's about …

Oprah Winfrey

7 TED Talks That Will Help You Be A Better Leader

As a leadership and culture coach, I’m always on the lookout for new inspiration. Learning about other people’s experiences, strategies, and ideas about leadership can generate awesome insight!<p>Here are some TED talks that “package” what makes great leaders into concise, informative speeches.<p><b>1. John</b> …

Leadership

What Is Employee 'Ghosting'? How Companies Created Their Own Worst Nightmare

Employers have been 'ghosting' workers for years; now the tables have turned. Here's how to improve the situation.<p>Over the weekend, LinkedIn published a fascinating story on what has become many companies' newest nightmare: employee "ghosting."<p>"In fields ranging from food service to finance, …

Relationships

Why People Really Quit Their Jobs

People don’t quit a job, the saying goes — they quit a boss. We’ve heard it so many times that when we started tracking why employees leave Facebook, all bets were on managers. But our engagement survey results told a different story: When we wanted to keep people and they left anyway, it wasn’t …

Employment

The Best Websites for Finding a Private Campsite

The sharing economy of Uber and Airbnb has come to camping. These sites connect you to private lands where you can camp.<p>1. Tentrr<p>Ideal for new campers, or folks looking for built-in comfort, Tentrr sites include a 10-by-12-foot canvas tent with a queen-size cot, fire pit, drinking water, sun …

tentrr

Servant Leadership Is Not What You Think: Ken Blanchard Explains

What is “servant leadership” and how can it make you a better leader?<p>Often in life and work, we become focused on tasks instead of people. If left unchecked, this “results first, team second” mentality can lead to low morale and even lower performances. However, by leading from the ground up and …

Leadership

I Stopped Eating Carbs After 2:30 p.m. and It Changed My Body

Is timing really everything when it comes to eating carbs and staying slim?<p>Two weeks before my wedding I did what many brides have done before me and many will do after: I stopped eating carbohydrates. Now when I say carbs, I really mean grains and starchy foods. Broccoli was okay. Sushi rice? No. …

Nutrition

Not Your Parent's Road Trip: How To Do The Pacific Northwest The Right Way

<i>Read Part 1: Los Angeles to Sonoma</i><p>From Sonoma, you can take the time to drive along the coast and hit stops like Redwood National Park – which is what just about everyone does – which is why I recommend making a b-line (with one quick detour to Crate Lake) for your first stop: Sisters, Oregon.<p><b>The</b> …

RVs

Recipe: Broccoli and Feta Pasta Salad — Recipes from The Kitchn

Pasta salads are infinitely flexible, delicious, and ready be dressed up. When I get a crush on a cheese or a vegetable, the pasta salad plays …

These 9 Qualities Are the Essence of Truly Great Leadership (Which Ones Do You Have?)

The world's truly great leaders embrace these powerfully essential qualities every day of the week.<p>Most of the bosses we have during the course of our careers are just okay -- good but not great. However, every once in a while, we'll have the privilege of working for someone who is a truly great …

Leadership