7 Irrefutable Skills That Top Leaders and High Achievers Have Mastered

High achievers and top leaders share many traits like persistence, passion, purpose, principles, persuasion, and performance. Do you possess these qualities too? Today’s post is by Andreas Jones, author of Battle Tested Leadership (CLICK HERE to get your copy). Most leaders and high achievers are where they are today mainly due to the hard work […]

Increase Diversity by Focusing on Talent

In staffing a new facility, by emphasizing talent rather than experience, we eliminated a major barrier to employment and increased our diversity. Can you take the same approach and have the same impact on your organization? Today’s post is by Larry Sternberg, co-author of Managing to Make a Difference (CLICK HERE to get your copy). […]

Overcoming Strategy Communication Pitfalls

Strategy execution is still a relatively new topic in business and leaders struggle how to do it. They face many execution challenges and the top one is communicating the strategy. If you understand the most common pitfalls in communication, hopefully you can avoid them. Today’s post is by Robin Speculand, author of Excellence in Execution […]

Leadership Lessons from Tragedies, Near-Misses, Hardships, and Mistakes

Great leaders learn from even the worst situations – perhaps especially the worst. Find out what some great leaders learned from holding a man’s hand as he took his dying breath at work, a falling crate smashing to bits on the factory floor a few feet from visitors, a painstaking walk across the entire country […]

Beating the Odds by Writing Your Own Script

Sometimes the best way to come up with a creative solution to an impossible problem is to change the problem definition to create more degrees of freedom. When it looks like there’s no solution, here is a practical strategy to break through the other side by simply changing the rules. Today’s post is by Andy […]

Can Thought Leadership Be Quantified and Measured? Oh YES!

The ROI of thought leadership can be hard to quantify but there is definitely a return on the investment. Positioning yourself as an expert carries huge benefits. Today’s post is by Ken Lizotte, author of The Speaker’s Edge (CLICK HERE to get your copy). Positioning yourself and your firm as a leading edge thinker and […]

3 Simple Tools to Create the Needed Commitment to Change

Any major change initiative requires effort to bring people along and get them committed. The keys to doing so are stakeholder involvement, communication, and involvement. Today’s post is by R. Kendall Lyman and Tony C. Daloisio, authors of Change the Way You Change (CLICK HERE to get your copy). A few years ago, we were […]

Contemporary Leaders Know How They Impact Others

Awareness of what you’re good at and what’s holding you back can help you grow as a leader and play to strengths you already have. Focus on your best characteristics to unlock your true potential. Today’s post is by Diana Jones, author of Leadership Material: how personal experience shapes executive presence (CLICK HERE to get your […]

Treat Your People Like Individuals to Get Better Engagement

The following is an excerpt from One Piece of Paper: The Simple Approach to Powerful, Personal Leadership (CLICK HERE to get your copy). This post focuses on the importance of knowing and treating the members of your team as individuals. The better you understand your people, the better you will relate to them. First you […]

Stop Worrying about People Leaving and Start Greening Your Own Grass

Instead of worrying about your people leaving and having problems with your Millennial population, invest in their development in a personalized and meaningful way. Today’s post is by Lee Caraher, CEO and Author of The Boomerang Principle (CLICK HERE to get your copy).  Today, the managers’ lamentations of “Millennials aren’t loyal!” and “why should I […]