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The ROI of Having Fun

Making fun an essential part of your business strategy and adding meaningful breaks to the work day can improve productivity and have a positive impact on the culture. Today’s post is by Dave Crenshaw, author of The Power of Having Fun (CLICK HERE to get your copy). According to a poll conducted by Harris and […]

When you’re feeling burned out, how do you handle it?

Our reader poll today asks: When you’re feeling burned out, how do you handle it? – I take time off. 36.7% – I power through the burnout and know it will pass. 32.3% – I say “no” and prioritize better. 18.6% – I look to change roles or jobs. 8.4% – I delegate more work. […]

Why We Have Extension and Escape Fantasies and What to Do with Them

Fleeting images of extending a deadline or escaping the situation can accompany emotions that motivate successful task completion. Today’s post is by Mary Lamia, Ph.D. and author of What Motivates Getting Things Done: Procrastination, Emotions, and Success (CLICK HERE to get your copy). Highly successful people, according to what I have found, rarely extend a […]

How important is it for a leader to have a good sense of humor?

Our reader poll today asks: How important is it for a leader to have a good sense of humor? – Critical. Great leaders need to laugh. 48.4% – Very. Humor is a core leadership trait. 42.4% – Kind of. We’re here for work but laughs are OK, too. 8.4% – Not very. Humor doesn’t add […]

How do you allocate your time and energy across your team members?

Our reader poll today asks: How do you allocate your time and energy across your team members? – I give everyone equal amounts of time and energy. 30.6% – I spend my time and energy on the biggest crisis at hand. 30.2% – I spend most of my time and energy with my high performers. […]

Best of thoughtLEADERS 2017: Our 9th Year of Badassed Blogging

It’s time again for our annual year in review list of the BEST posts we’ve published over the last 12 months. Welcome to the 2017 edition of The Figgies (our NINTH YEAR of em!  Wow!) which are the awards we give ourselves for writing awesome blog content (here are the 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, […]