The Power of a Personal Approach to Leadership

Personal leadership is about being authentic. It’s about stepping outside uniform expectations of behavior and leading based on your personal values and beliefs. It’s that personal touch that unlocks the true power of your leadership. I recently had the pleasure of being interviewed by Vera Ng’oma of ExcellicaGroup. Here’s the first part of our conversation […]

Is Humble Leadership about How You Act or Who You Are?

Leaders can be taught to act humbly. But humility is far more powerful when it’s connected to character. Today’s post is by Bernie Swain, author of What Made Me Who I Am (CLICK HERE to get your copy). Since the financial crisis and great recession deflated a lot of big egos, humility has come to […]

5 Tactics to Showcase Thought Leadership in Your Executive Resume

Showcasing your soft skills on your resume is a challenging task. These five tactics will help you showcase thought leadership in your executive resume and land that job you deserve. Today’s post is by Lisa Rangel, an Executive Resume Writer at How you include thought leadership in your executive resume is a key determinant […]

Best of thoughtLEADERS 2016: A Basket of Kickass

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 2016 edition of The Figgies (our EIGHTH YEAR of em!  Wow!) which are the awards we give ourselves for writing awesome blog content (here are the 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, […]

Balancing Current Performance with Future Growth

Finding a balance between current performance and future growth is a critical element of your strategy. Too much focus on either the present or the future can lead to disaster. Today’s post is by Jeffrey Saltzman and Scott Brooks, co-authors of Creating the Vital Organization (CLICK HERE to get your copy). What is the difference […]

How to Quickly Evaluate Coaching Needs by Being BOSS

To properly coach your people, you need to focus on behaviors, outlook, skills, and stature. In doing so, you’ll be able to quickly identify their coaching needs. Today’s post is by Jonathan Whistman, author of The Sales Boss (CLICK HERE to get your copy). A part of every leader’s job is to provide the coaching necessary to […]

Fishing For Job Descriptions

We often miss the mark when we write job descriptions. We’d be much better suited to understand the job vision before we list qualifications for a candidate. Today’s post is by Bill Munn, author of Why Make Eagles Swim? (CLICK HERE to get your copy). Dave is thirty-eight and manages a team of HR professionals. […]

Failures Are Experiments, Not Failures

There’s a difference between experiencing failure and being a failure. Some of the greatest lessons come from failing – but only if you’re willing to learn them. Today’s post is by Shawn Hunter, author of Small Acts of Leadership (CLICK HERE to get your copy). On March 2, 1962, Wilt “the Stilt” Chamberlain had the […]

Leadership Lessons from Likely and Unlikely Places

It’s important to capture leadership lessons from the places you expect to learn them: a great leadership book or a failed presentation to the boss. But sometimes the best lessons come from the most unlikely of places: a child’s video games, office printers, or a folktale. We’ll draw on all of them below.   Today’s […]

Turning Your Potential into Tangible Success

Achieving greatness is a matter of mindset, action, and habit. The more you reflect on where you are and where you want to be then take action to move in that direction every day, the higher the likelihood you’ll achieve the success you desire. Today’s post is by Michael Teoh, co-author of The Potential Matrix […]