Lisa Ryan

The Myth of the Overnight Success

The Myth of the Overnight Success

“Do your work.  Not just your work, but a little more for the lavishing’s sake – that little more that is worth all the rest.  And if you suffer, as you must, and if you doubt, as you must, do your work.  Put your heart into it and the sky will clear.  Then, out of Read the full article…


Top Three Employee Engagement and Retention Articles for the week of October 24, 2016

Here are my top three picks for amazing employee engagement ideas and strategy articles for the week: How small business CEOs keep remote employees engaged (Central Valley Business Times) ““Investing in your team is fundamental to company growth,” says Joe Galvin, chief research officer of Vistage Worldwide. “Adopting new technology and social media plays a Read the full article…


The Power of a Mastermind Group

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“The more one does and sees and feels, the more one is able to do, and the more genuine may be one’s appreciation of fundamental things like home, and love, and understanding companionship.” Amelia Earhart    Sometimes you just have a bad day – it’s what you do with the emotions of that negative situation that Read the full article…


Top Three Employee Engagement and Retention Articles for the week of October 17, 2016

Here are my top three picks for amazing employee engagement ideas and strategy articles for the week: Thank You! Gratitude Is the Best Retention Strategy (Business News Daily) “According to the survey, employees have issues with leaders who make no effort to form relationships with their workers or show appreciation for employees. Respondents said the Read the full article…


A Sister is a Gift to the Heart

A Sister is a Gift to the Heart

“A sister is a gift to the heart, a friend to the spirit, a golden thread to the meaning of life.” Isadora James My sister, Debbie, lives in California, and I live in Ohio, so we don’t get to spend nearly as much time together as I would like. One Thanksgiving, Debbie made the drive Read the full article…


Top Three Employee Engagement and Retention Articles for the week of October 10, 2016

Top Three Employee Engagement and Retention Articles for the week of October 10, 2016

Here are my top picks for employee engagement ideas this week: Korn Ferry Hay Group Research Proves Employee Engagement Drops During Organizational Change  (Digital Journal) “Make sure you know who your high performers and high potentials are, then think about proactively engaging them. This is especially true for new hires, who may have signed up Read the full article…


Brilliant Opportunities Disguised as Impossible Situations

Brilliant Opportunities Disguised as Impossible Situations

“We are all faced with a series of great opportunities brilliantly disguised as impossible situations.” Charles R. Swindoll Who in their right mind would have ever thought that the taxi cab industry could be replaced by a phone? Well, on a snowy Paris evening in 2008, two guys – Travis Kalanick and Garrett Camp had Read the full article…


It’s Not What You Look at That Matters

It's Not What You Look at That Matters

“It’s not what you look at that matters; it’s what you see.” Henry David Thoreau Seat 1C – YES! A complimentary upgrade to first class is like winning the travel lottery. As I looked at the empty seat next to me, I anticipated who would be sitting there. Would it be a potential business connection?  Read the full article…


The Power of an Attitude of Gratitude

The Power of an Attitude of Gratitude

“Who does not thank for little will not thank for much.” Estonian Proverb Do you ever wonder if your gratitude practice is working? You may not feel that anything has changed – until life throws you a curveball. It’s at that point when you realize that you now look at situations much differently than you Read the full article…


Sometimes You Just Need a Hug

Sometimes You Just Need a Hug

“Always remember, everyone is hungry for praise and starving for honest appreciation!” David Brandt Berg Sometimes all it takes is a hug.  I was on an elevator, and a young man got on with me. He had lots of tattoos and piercings and looked pretty “tough.”  He seemed to be upset, so, instead of ignoring Read the full article…