Building Creative Stamina: Three Keys to Strength Training for Adults

Creativity is a skill that can be built like any other. Understanding your passion and challenging the voices in your head that say “no” are a great way to start. Today’s post is by Jane Dunnewold, author of Creative Strength Training (CLICK HERE to get your copy). Maybe it’s disingenuous to say that each of […]

Great Leaders are Always Learning

Growth of your organization is tightly tied to your growth as a leader especially if you’re an entrepreneur. Overcoming the challenges to your personal growth will, in turn, help you kick-start your company’s growth. Today’s post is by Michael Dermer, author of The Lonely Entrepreneur (CLICK HERE to get your copy). There’s a powerful book […]

3 Pitfalls to Avoid when Doing Analysis and Making Recommendations

Three major mistakes people make when conducting analysis are succumbing to confirmation bias, analysis paralysis, and generating weak results. If you’re mindful of these risks and approach your analysis rigorously and objectively, you can make a recommendation that will be easily approved. The following is an excerpt from my latest book The Elegant Pitch: Create […]

5 Keys to Marketing Across Cultures

Cross-cultural marketing is fraught with dangers if you’re not careful. Follow these five steps to ensure your marketing is received as you intended it. Today’s post is by Michael Landers, author of Culture Crossing (CLICK HERE to get your copy). If you are planning to market anything to people from a culture different from your […]

How do We Communicate when We See the World so Differently?

Communicating with others who don’t share our point of view can be challenging at best and volatile at worst. Fortunately there are some simple conversation guidelines that can help you navigate those uncomfortable and controversial conversations. Today’s post is by Ann Van Eron, Ph.D., author of OASIS Conversations (CLICK HERE to get your copy). Having […]

3 Things You Must Get Right if You Want Happier Customers

Customer loyalty takes just as much energy to build as new customer growth. Unfortunately companies spend too much time focusing on new customers and not taking care of the ones they already have. Today’s post is by Noah Fleming, author of The Customer Loyalty Loop (CLICK HERE to get your copy). Most executives I talk […]

Guidance for New Leaders Who Want to Lead the Thinking

New leaders must step into the space of leading the thinking for their organization. Leave the day to day work to your team and look over the horizon to what’s coming at you next. I recently had the pleasure of being interviewed by Vera Ng’oma of ExcellicaGroup. Here’s the second part of our conversation on […]

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 […]