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4 Major Job Interview Mistakes to Avoid

Job interviews are high-stress environments. It’s easy to make mistakes in those situations. If you’re aware of these four major errors, it’s less likely that you’ll make them during the interview. My daughter is about to graduate from graduate school with a master’s in customer insights/marketing. We’ve been having a lot of conversations about resumes, […]

Are you a procrastinator on big projects?

Our reader poll today asks: Are you a procrastinator on big projects? – Absolutely not – I tackle projects as soon as I can: 24% – Not really – I’ll procrastinate from time to time: 44% – Kind of – I put off most things with a few exceptions: 24% – Absolutely – I always wait […]

How to Tell a Story with Data

Data can be boring even if it’s critically important. If you learn how to tell a story with data, however, the results can be compelling, interesting, and impactful. Today’s post is by Paul Smith, thoughtLEADERS principal and bestselling author of Lead With a Story and  Sell With a Story. Have you ever been hammered with […]

How would you characterize your approach to growing your business?

Our reader poll today asks: How would you characterize your approach to growing your business? – I lean toward “structured” and focus on pragmatic planning and execution: 56% – I lean toward “creative” and always generate new, interesting ideas: 44% Balancing creativity with structure. It’s a pretty even split between structure and creativity, with the edge […]

How well do you define the question at hand before rushing off to solve the problem?

Our reader poll today asks: How well do you define the question at hand before rushing off to solve the problem? – Very – I always have clarity on the “why” of the problem. 31.9% – Mostly – Sometimes I’ll jump straight into problem solving. 61.3% – Not very – I tend to race off and […]

Is the sum of your team’s goals more than your total goal?

Our reader poll today asks: When setting goals, is the sum of your team’s goals more than your total goal? – All the time. It helps me hedge on hitting my goal: 39.6% – Sometimes, but only for the most critical goals: 36.9% – Rarely. I only do it in extreme cases: 9.4% – Never. […]