Sharon Krueger

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10 Breathtaking Accommodations in National Parks

You don’t have to travel internationally to get enviously stunning destination photos: The national parks of America are one of the most incredible places to spend a vacation. You get to disconnect, explore nature, and often still get the amenities you’re used to. Whether you’re traveling solo or …

How to plan the perfect trip to Sequoia National Park

<b>(CNN) —</b> Quick -- what's the largest living thing in the world? And, no, we're not counting organisms like that 2-mile-wide fungus colony in eastern Oregon .<p>The honor goes to the giant sequoia -- the "god of the woods" to conservationist John Muir -- and the best place to see it is in Sequoia …

National Parks

4 Days in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks

California is fortunate to be home to nine national parks (yes, nine!), more than any other state.<p>With such a plethora of natural and national …

National Parks

How Can You Tell Someone Is a True Leader? Look for 1 Skill That Makes Most Bosses Cringe

This superhuman skill is foundational for effective communication.<p>Robert K. Greenleaf, the founder of the modern servant-leadership movement, once said: "Don't assume, because you are intelligent, able, and well-motivated, that you are open to communication, that you know how to listen."<p>Is that an …

How Emotional Intelligence Became a Key Leadership Skill

Anyone trying to come up to speed on emotional intelligence would have a pretty easy time of it since the concept is remarkably recent, and its …

This Simple Exercise Will Tell You What Your Co-workers Really Think of You (If You Dare)

A "presence audit" reveals what your team says about you when you're not around (if you're brave enough to listen).<p>People are notoriously terrible at self-evaluation. We routinely judge ourselves as above average at just about everything despite the mathematical impossibility of everyone being …

Expedia's year in review: The top destinations and hotels

Chicago was the fifth most booked domestic destination in 2017, according to Expedia. The Chicago River serves as the main link between the Great Lakes and the Mississippi Valley waterways. jessicakirsh, Shutterstock / jessicakirsh<p>Las Vegas was the fourth most booked domestic destination in 2017, …

Lead for Loyalty

The greater the loyalty a company engenders among its customers, employees, suppliers, and shareholders, the greater the profits it reaps. Most businesspeople today understand that. But what can an organization do to win and retain the allegiance of all those stakeholders?<p>My most recent research, …

What to do if your identity was stolen after the Equifax hack

At this point, it might be inevitable. Some of you will have your identities stolen.<p>Nearly half of Americans had their personal information exposed during a breach at Equifax, the company announced last week.<p>And it's just the latest hack. Sensitive data on about 80 million Anthem customers was …

Identity Theft

The 15 Most-Pinned Healthy Dinner Recipes on Pinterest

When I'm strapped for new and exciting recipes, Pinterest is the first place I look for inspiration (pinspiration?).<p>Pinterest is especially helpful …

10 High-Protein Lunches With No Meat

Whether you're a full-time vegetarian, or just looking to add a few meatless meals to your routine, it's important to remember that skipping meat …

Healthy Eating

If Humble People Make the Best Leaders, Why Do We Fall for Charismatic Narcissists?

The research is clear: when we choose humble, unassuming people as our leaders, the world around us becomes a better place.<p>Humble leaders improve the performance of a company in the long run because they create more collaborative environments. They have a balanced view of themselves – both their …

How This Co-Founder of a $4 Billion Company Works Only 7 Hours a Day

Cal Henderson's daily routine includes running a booming business, spending time with his family, exercise, and plenty of sleep. What's your excuse?<p><i>Editor's note:</i> Inc. <i>asked eight entrepreneurs at the top of their game to track for one day (Tuesday, November 29, 2016) how they spent every single</i> …

9 Workplace Hacks to Increase Productivity and Happiness (but Most Bosses Don't Think of Them)

Here's one: Sit by a window (no joke).<p>Since people, culture, and productivity in the workplace are the little planets that revolve around my professional universe, I subscribe to and receive a ton of information, research, and product offers from companies that know what they're talking about.<p>One …

75 Apps That Will Save You Time as a Busy Professional

The right apps can help you be more productive and effective and run a business more efficiently.<p>When you're constantly multitasking and putting in long days--and who isn't?--the right apps can be a lifesaver. Once you hit on the combination that works for you, your personal and professional lives …

How Does EGO Edge Greatness Out - Lolly Daskal | Leadership

How many times have you heard it said of someone talented that they could really go places if they could learn not to let their ego get in the …

25 of the Most Inspiring Books Everyone Should Read

Take it from these CEOs, founders, and other high-achieving leaders.<p>Whether you turn pages, tap a tablet, or listen to audio, a good book can be a perfect relaxation aid, tutor, or source of inspiration. Here are quotes from more than two dozen executives who name their favorite book and explain …

The No. 1 Reason Employees Quit Is Not What You Think

A new Korn-Ferry survey reveals why 73 percent leave their jobs.<p>What do you think is the top reason employees decide to quit? Did you guess more money? Not even close. A better title? Saner working hours? Nope and nope. Trying to get away from a bad boss? You might think so, but no.<p>Here's the No. 1 …

The Workplace

10 Books You Should Read This Year

You should definitely have read the "best of the best" by the end of 2016.<p>Every year, I picks the best business books in several categories, including motivational, management, economics, entrepreneurism, personal finance, and (of course) sales and marketing.<p>This column provides what I believe to …

5 Ways to be Thankful Like a Leader

When people think of you, are their hearts filled with gratitude? If they are, it’s because you poured value into their lives.<p>7 principles of …

5 Best Interview Questions To Hire Great Talent

Hiring talent is not an easy job. During the different steps of the recruitment process, there are little tips and tricks that can help hiring …

Employment

How Organizations Die From Within

An organization’s deadliest enemies are internal. How we treat each other while we face external challenges determines our ability to win. Internal …

Become the Leader Your Team is Waiting For

Become a Good Authority<i>What if chasing balance was actually making us unhappy?</i><i>What’s the true purpose of work?</i> “Change the game, don’t let the game …

Leadership

Can Employees Really Speak Up Without Retribution?

When employees speak up, companies benefit. Thus not surprisingly, lots of leaders say they want to encourage their employees to speak freely, whether it’s by offering creative new ideas, identifying process improvements, or even calling out unethical behavior. But several studies suggest that …

13 Signs That Someone Is About to Quit, According to Research

Despite a century of speculation by managers and scholars, we know very little about whether certain cues or signs exhibited by employees can predict whether they’re about to quit.<p>To help managers and companies identify employees at risk of quitting, we investigated this very question and uncovered …

Give Your Team More-Effective Positive Feedback

Research shows that one of the best ways to help employees thrive is to give them feedback. It’s one of the primary levers leaders have to increase a sense of learning and vitality. Giving your direct reports regular updates on personal performance, as well as on how the business is doing, helps …

Internal Hires Need Orientation Too

As someone who has been in the business of hiring people and developing people organizations for many years, I’ve noticed two common first-day-on-the-job scenarios. Let’s take a look at each.<p>On Gail’s first day at her new job, she is greeted by Ken from HR. Ken and Gail walk to her desk, where she …

Why you over-manage, under-manage, and sometimes do both

Let’s face it, when you delegate, the buck still stops with you. You’re still accountable for any screw-ups. When the stakes are high, no wonder you …

Project Management

Let’s Not Kill Performance Reviews Yet

The long march to the boss’s office to get evaluated—it’s a moment we all dread. Performance reviews are awkward. They’re biased. They stick us in boxes and leave us waiting far too long for feedback. It’s no surprise that by the end of 2015, at least 30 of the Fortune 500 companies had ditched …

Why it makes sense to defer Social Security benefits

<b>One of your columns using death-risk adjustments hit close to something I have been considering as my wife and I get closer to Social Security age.</b> …