This Hidden Enemy is Making Your Job Harder than Necessary

We can be victims of our own thoughts holding us back. False equivalencies limit our beliefs and can turn our greatest strengths into barriers and limitations. Today’s post is by Elizabeth B. Crook, author of Live Large: The Achiever’s Guide to What’s Next (CLICK HERE to get your copy). As a business leader, you know […]

Five Actions You Can Take to Enhance Employee Engagement

If you want more engaged employees, start from day one with their onboarding, meet their needs on flexibility, and treat them with dignity – always. Today’s post is by Cornelia Gamlem and Barbara Mitchell, authors of The Big Book of HR (CLICK HERE to get your copy). In today’s competitive environment, leaders want to make […]

You Wouldn’t Fly with a B Player Pilot so Why Have One on Your Team?

While we all want teams full of “A Players” we seem to be saddled with lots of B and C players. Instead of resigning yourself to that fate of mediocrity, be more demanding and fill your roster with A Players instead. Today’s post is by Rick Crossland, author of The A Player (CLICK HERE to […]

Overcoming the Fear of Giving Tough Feedback

Tough feedback is difficult to deliver so leaders avoid doing so. That leads to negative dynamics for the person who needs the feedback, for the leader, and for the company. Overcome your fear of delivering tough feedback with a few simple techniques. Today’s post is by Angela Sebaly, author of The Courageous Leader (CLICK HERE […]

Is Your Team Built to Last?

Our teams are under tremendous pressure. That pressure creates stress which diminishes performance. You can build a more resilient team through some simple leadership behaviors. Today’s post is by Jon Wortmann, thoughtLEADERS instructor and author of Hijacked by Your Brain. He’s our primary instructor for our Building Leadership Resilience course. Let’s imagine that you are […]

Dealing with the Me, Me, Me Millennial at Work

Millennials are easier to lead and manage than you might believe. You just need to understand their needs for more frequent coaching, feedback, and mentoring if you want to get the best performance out of them. Today’s post is by Lianna Willoughby, managing director of Open Mind Strategy, LLC. Millennials are me me me maniacs. […]

4 Questions to Make Difficult Switching Decisions Much Easier

In an age of too many options, four simple questions can provide a clear approach to making those frequent decisions in a way that saves us time. Today’s post is by Jack Quarles, author of Expensive Sentences (CLICK HERE to get your copy). We live in a time of unprecedented options. Those of us in […]

What’s Your Leadership ROI?

Leaders need to do a better job of how they invest their time and energy. You can’t get a return on those investments if you’re not mindful of where you’re investing and the results you’re getting from those investments (your leadership ROI). You make investments every day, likely without realizing it. You’re investing time and […]

Reach Out to Young Employees about Leadership Skills

Research shows that young employees feel solely responsible for developing their leadership skills. This is how you can make them feel empowered and less alone. Today’s post is by Thuy Sindell, a principal at Skyline Group International. When I was younger and less experienced, I made the same mistake as many professionals early on in […]

Bringing Your Corporation’s Soul to the Classroom

Project-based mentoring enables your company to get involved with students in a way  that builds real-world skills for them and strengthens your company’s image. Today’s post is by Patty Alper, author of Teach to Work (CLICK HERE to get your copy). One of the single most important things the human race has done over the […]