Carol Nash Lester

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The Costs of Family Caregiving to Caregivers

Family caregivers lovingly offer their help free of charge, contributing their time, their energy and often their own well-being. What they do is of …

How to Stay Totally Focused on What Matters Most | Inc.com

As a social media entrepreneur and author, I get contacted by dozens of people each week who want my help or want to work with me. I put myself out there, and since responsiveness is so important to social media--as well as one of my personal core values--I reply to each and every person who asks …

To Move Ahead You Have to Know What to Leave Behind

Decisions are the most fundamental building blocks of successful change in our organizations, our teams, and our careers. The faster and more strategically we stack those blocks, the faster and more successfully we achieve change. Yet, change efforts often stall precisely because those decisions …

Seven Tips for Shifting a Mindset in Your Organization

We’re all fascinated by new ideas and how they can grab hold of us, influencing how we think and affecting how we take action. How does Atul Gawande (the checklist doctor) get inside my head, when others don’t? Why does Gwyneth Paltrow make me adjust my behaviors, when others can’t?<p>In business, …

How to Know If You're Working (and Living) With Purpose | Inc.com

<i>"If you deliberately plan on being less than you are capable of being, then I warn you that you'll be unhappy for the rest of your life." --Abraham Maslow</i><p>Living with purpose is one of the most self-actualized activities we can participate in. Unfortunately, it eludes many of us. I get asked many …

Happiness

Overwhelmed? Here are 3 Strategies to Multiply Your Time.

Stressed? These strategies will multiply your time and free you to focus on your mission. (Image by Renjith Krishnan.)<p>It’s been more than three years …

Why leadership-development programs fail

Sidestepping four common mistakes can help companies develop stronger and more capable leaders, save time and money, and boost morale.<p><b>For years,</b> …

9 Simple Things Great Speakers Always Do | Inc.com

Some people like to learn from mistakes. Others prefer to learn by finding out what <i>to do</i> instead of what not to do.<p>Case in point: Last month, I shared 10 phrases great speakers never say. A number of people emailed saying, "Great, but what <i>should</i> I do?" So I went back to Boris Veldhuijzen van …

Public Speaking

Develop Strategic Thinkers Throughout Your Organization

In study after study, strategic thinkers are found to be among the most highly effective leaders. And while there is an abundance of courses, books, articles and opinions on the process of strategic planning, the focus is typically on an isolated process that might happen once or twice per year. In …

Develop the Leaders You’ve Been Overlooking

Say the word <i>leader</i> and most people immediately think of those with business cards that says “manager,” “director,” or other such lofty title. That is, the people who hold positions of stature within a company’s hierarchy, to whom several individuals report, and whose influence comes in great …

How to Get Your Employees to Think Strategically | Inc.com

What leadership skill do your employees, colleagues, and peers view as the most important for you to have? According Robert Kabacoff, the vice president of research at Management Research Group, a company that creates business assessment tools<b>,</b> it's the ability to plan strategically.<p>He has research …

5 Essentials To Make Mentoring Worthwhile

A good mentor is hard to find. Before trusting someone with your personal and professional goals, consider these characteristics.<p>From Mark Zuckerberg to Tony Robbins, some of the most successful people in all forms of business have credited part of their success to having a great mentor.<p>Mentors are …

How Executives Waste the Most Time: Crisis Management, Pep Talks, Networking | Inc.com

A survey from McKinsey & Co. finds that only 9 percent of executives are "satisfied" with the way they spend their time.<p>The others? They fall into four time-management categories: crisis managers, cheerleaders, online junkies, and schmoozers. In each case, their predilections and comfort zones have …

Networking

How Busy People Make Time To Read–And You Can Too

Haven’t finished a book since college? Between work, family, and social lives, trying to find time to read can be more effort than relaxing hobby. Here’s how to make more time for your favorite page-turners.<p>Reading is one of the most pleasurable activities out there. On a scale of human enjoyment I …

Leadership Tips: 8 Easy Ways to Be an Extraordinary Boss | Inc.com

A few years ago, I interviewed several dozen highly successful CEOs. In the post "The 8 Core Beliefs of Extraordinary Bosses," I provided a summary of what I learned. That post, however, was missing something important: the implementation plan.<p>With that in mind, here's where you start:<p>1. Encourage …

Leadership

How CEOs Waste 70% of Their Time Each Day | Inc.com

More than half of your workday could be spent more effectively. While that's hard a hard pill to swallow, you're not the only one who can stand to gain from a little schedule revamping.<p>"Looking at the schedule of a typical CEO, a full 70 percent of that time is sub-optimal, and I'll back that up …

Staff Meetings Unstuck – New Resource to Start Good Conversations

My team and I had an idea last week. We had just received a note from a reader telling us that this article had sparked a great conversation in their …

Whiteboards

6 Church Structure Issues I See All the Time

One of the core steps in the Unstuck church consulting process is a review of the staff and structure. We review overall health in the first step. …

Inflammation in Midlife Tied to Brain Shrinkage Later in Life

Chronic inflammation in middle age may be associated with an increased risk for brain shrinkage and Alzheimer’s disease later in life.<p>A new study, published in Neurology, looked at 1,633 people whose average age was 53 in 1987-89, measuring white blood cell count and various blood proteins that …

Alzheimer’s May Not Start in the Brain

For years, experts thought Alzheimer’s, a progressive neurodegenerative disease, originated in the brain. After all, it’s the organ that takes the …

Why sugar-laden Raisin Bran is considered ‘heart healthy,’ but soy is not

The FDA might downgrade its heart healthy claim on soy protein, but that doesn't mean it's bad for you.<p>Raisin Bran <i>feels</i> healthy. You wouldn’t eat a cereal with raisins in it if it weren’t. But soy feels healthy too—it’s <i>vegan</i> after all. For a long time, the Food and Drug Administration considered it …

There's A Reason Why You're Losing So Much Hair Right Now, But Here's When It Becomes A Red Flag

I’ve come to realize that no matter what length of hair you have, there will always be a few straggler strands clogging up the shower drain. So while …

Being Married May No Longer Make You Healthier

New research indicates that the health benefits of wedded bliss have been decreasing from generation to generation.<p>For decades, there’s been a …

Ohio State University

Oklahoma nurse allegedly tried to conduct exorcism on inmate who later died

A nurse was barred from working at an Oklahoma jail after onlookers claimed she attempted to conduct an exorcism on an inmate instead of offering medical help during an incident.<p>Amanda Freeman, 32, an inmate at the Oklahoma County jail, died a day after the alleged exorcism attempt from an acute …

Most of Us Live Paycheck-to-Paycheck. This Is What It Does to Your Health.

If you’re working like crazy and still just squeaking by, you might be relieved to learn you are far from alone. A couple of months ago, CareerBuilder released a report claiming as many as 78 percent of American full time workers are living from paycheck-to-paycheck — three percent more of us than …

Mental Health

Catching Alzheimer's earliest symptoms may help delay disease

Warning signs for Alzheimer’s disease can begin in the brain decades before memory loss or other symptoms appear, scientists now realize. That's why they're pushing for more early testing, in the hopes that early lifestyle changes can hold off the disease's destruction of the brain.<p>November is …

The Troubling Thing That Happens When Women Speak Up at Work, and It's Eerily Similar to Hepeating

Merely sharing ways to help your team at work doesn't guarantee you'll be viewed in a more positive light. According to a new study appearing in the</i> …

The all-natural sleep aid you need to know about (hint: it’s not melatonin)

When it comes to sleep, you may feel like you’re doing everything right. You’ve cleaned up your pre-bedtime routine, invested in an organic mattress, …

Don't Sweat the Small Stuff and It's All Small Stuff

• <b>Author:</b> Richard Carlson<p>Don't Sweat the Small Stuff...and It's All Small Stuff is a book that tells you how to keep from letting the little things in life drive you crazy. In thoughtful and insightful language, author Richard Carlson reveals ways to calm down in the midst of your incredibly hurried, …

5 Plants That Can Help Purify Indoor Air, According to Science

New research shows these common house plants all absorb harmful chemicals.<p>Dracaena (Dracaena frangas)<p>All five plants did a good job removing acetone …