Stephen Nason

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This 1 Thing Separates a Boss From a Real Leader

Leaders see their social standing and power in a completely different way than most bosses do.<p>Most of us are pretty quick to use the words boss and leader interchangeably. But they are not the same, and at the end of the day, what most people want is the leader. With that in mind, it's easy to …

Leadership

24 words that show leadership on a resume

Crafting the perfect resume is an important step to land your next leadership role. Because resumes are meant to be a concise rendition of your …

Leadership

Why Emotional Intelligence Is Crucial for Success (Infographic)

Having a high EQ is just as important as a high IQ.<p>While you might be smart and have all the right skills to succeed at your job, if you lack emotional intelligence (EQ), there’s a high chance you’ll struggle to fully succeed in the workplace.<p>The official definition of “emotional intelligence” is …

Emotional Intelligence

8-Step Branding Strategy for Your Small Businesses

iStock by Getty ImagesBranding is so much more than having a cool logo or flashy website.Sure, today you have to be able to engage your audience and …

Small Business

Authentic Leadership

Description<p>Publication Date: <b>December 05, 2017</b><p>What does it mean to be yourself at work? As a leader, how do you strike the right balance between vulnerability and authority? This book explains the role of authenticity in emotionally intelligent leadership. You'll learn how to discover your authentic …

Leadership

Take a Zoom Out, Zoom In Approach to Business Strategy

×<p><i>The five-year strategic plan may no longer deliver the best results in today’s fast-paced business world. A different approach could help companies better prepare for the long term.</i><p>In this age of instant information, change in business happens fast and frequently. Nonetheless, many companies …

Management

Are You Ready To Become A Servant Leader?

You would be forgiven for thinking that servant leadership is a new idea. The concept sounds very 21st-century because it aligns with our technology-driven era where individuals are empowered to connect with influential people and organizations in a way that wasn’t possible in the past.<p>In fact, …

Leadership

6 Alarming Ways HR Executives Are Putting Enterprise Growth At Risk

HR executives and their teams are not evolving fast enough and it’s disrupting enterprise growth. As the need for human capital has reached an all-time high, the human resources department is ill equipped to tackle today’s corporate transformation strategies.<p>Individuality is at the center of what …

Human Resources

Want to Put Your People First? Try These 5 Powerfully Effective Strategies

If your team is happy, your customers will inevitably be happy too. Here's how to create a thriving team that wants to work hard for you.<p>When you're the boss, it's critically important that you don't overlook or take for granted the most important thing in your business: your people. Without them, …

Leadership

Want Your Employees to Follow You? Here Are 5 Ways to Build Trust

Employees want and need to trust your leadership.<p>People respect you. But do they trust you--and should they? That's the question anyone should be asking, but especially those of us who are mentoring others in a quest to build future leaders. So ask yourself this question: What did you do today to …

Leadership

How Managers Can Prevent Their Teams from Burning Out

No organization wants to burn out its employees. And yet, according to new research, companies’ efforts to prevent prolonged stress among their staffs are falling short.<p>When Deloitte recently surveyed 1,000 full-time employees in the United States, we found that 77% had experienced burnout at their …

Employee Engagement

How to lead during times of change

In the last 18 months, my company has changed its name from the Unreasonable Institute to Uncharted, changed its business model, lost two-thirds of its management team, and nearly ran out of money.<p>I became CEO when there were only 90 days of financial runway left before we would need to lay off the …

Leadership

Executive Presence: What Is It, Why You Need It And How To Get It

“Executive presence!” It’s a term that’s often shrouded in mystique, whispered as if it’s something magical, and many people struggle to understand it. Executive presence is critical, but it doesn’t need to be mysterious. Most importantly, executive presence is a skill, not a trait — that means …

Leadership

40 Cast-Iron Skillet Recipes

A cast-iron skillet has gotta be one of our favorite kitchen staples. You can make everything from a chicken roast to a cookie pie in the same dish. …

Cooking

11 Job Skills Employers Wished Young People Had (and How to Get Them)

Young people on the hunt for a new job have reason to celebrate. Nearly three-quarters of employers plan to hire recent college graduates in 2017, …

Employment

How to Set Up a Marketing Calendar That Actually Works

Setting up a marketing calendar for your business can not only help you get organized and plan ahead – it can also be one of the most effective ways …

Marketing

You Should Use a Cast-Iron Skillet to Grill Your Steak, Here’s Why

Using a cast-iron skillet on the grill is the key to giving your steak the perfect crust and a tender, juicy inside.<p>There’s more than one way to …

Cast Iron Skillet

Chicken Pasta with Creamy Parmesan Sauce Will Be a Family Favorite — Delicious Links

<i>Kitchn's</i> <i>Delicious Links</i><i> column highlights recipes we're excited about from the bloggers we love. Follow along every weekday as we post our …

Cooking

Netflix Thrives By Programming to ‘Taste Communities,’ Not Demographics

As Netflix continues to take over the TV industry—it now has 130 million subscribers in 190 countries, and will spend as much as $8 billion on …

Advertising Industry

The Only Guac Recipe That You Will Ever Need

Step 1<p>Use a sharp, flat-blade knife to cut the avocados lengthwise around the seed (don't worry about this because the knife won't go through the …

Recipes

How to Build a Strong Brand Through Curated Email Newsletters

Branding is certainly a well-known concept for marketers everywhere. After all, a brand is what makes a business more than a sum of transactions: …

Marketing

Next Week's Meal Plan: 5 New Dinners to Cook Before Summer Ends — Next Week's Meal Plan

The back-to-school sales have already begun, and at least a few states in the South will be starting the school year this coming week. I'm trying to …

Cooking

The customer’s problem is always more important than your solution

Ever fall deeply in love with a business idea on paper, only to find out that in reality it doesn’t resonate with customers? It’s a story I’ve seen play out a lot, experiencing many failures of my own before finally succeeding with two startups in the early days of the internet. While I enjoy those …

Product Management

Traditional Gyro Meat Recipe

"This Greek/Lebanese style meatloaf is sliced and served with pita bread, tzatziki, and tomatoes for a delicious gyro that is the closest I've come …

Recipes

Bing Bread

Makes two 10" or six 6" round loaves Servings<p>At Parachute in Chicago, this bacon-studded, potato-filled, cheesy sesame bread is served in 6" cast-iron pans; we adapted it to work in a 10".<p>January 2015Print<p>Ingredients<p>Sour Cream Butter<p>½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature<p>2 tablespoons …

Baking

4 Leadership Lessons That Leaders Say They Wish They Had Learned Sooner

As a leadership coach, I often see the same leadership challenges arise across industries. There’s the challenge of time (there’s never enough of it), decision making, navigating organizational politics (which is really a trust issue), creating a shared purpose, communicating across silos and, of …

Leadership

The Top 3 Reasons Why New Employees Quit in the First 90 Days and How to Prevent It

1 in 4 employees quit during the first 90 days on the job. Avoid these mistakes to keep new employees motivated and engaged.<p>Up to 28 percent of new employees quit within the first 90 days on the job. Given that hiring and training new employees is both costly and time consuming, it's critical to do …

Employee Engagement

Short Course in Online Marketing for Small Business - from 27 August to 24 September

Short Course in Online Marketing for Small Business - 5 workshop series<p>Online Marketing is Brutal – you’re only ever one click away from your …

Small Business

You Should Use a Cast-Iron Skillet to Grill Your Steak. Here’s Why.

Using a cast-iron skillet on the grill is the key to giving your steak the perfect crust and a tender, juicy inside.<p>There’s more than one way to …

BBQ

Three Rules For Successfully Leading Other Leaders

Many of us get to manage others at some point. If we’re lucky, we’ll get to manage leaders who manage others. This adds a different dynamic.<p>When presented with this opportunity, leaders shouldn’t assume that the ranks will blindly follow them given their placement on the org chart. Sure, you’ve …

Team Building