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Do you feel guilty when people ask for help and you’re too busy to assist?

Do you feel guilty when people ask for help and you’re too busy to assist them? – Not at all. I have my priorities straight: 7.8% – A little. I like helping but can’t help everyone: 47.1% – A fair amount. I feel like I’m letting them down if I don’t: 36.7% – Tremendously. I’ll […]

Is your organization rigorous about succession planning?

Our reader poll today asks: Is your organization rigorous about succession planning? – Yes. We have a thorough process for succession planning: 10% – Kind of. We do succession planning only for key roles: 38% – No. When there’s a hole, we’ll figure it out: 52% Waiting for a crisis. It’s scary to think that over […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

How to Stop Your Boss from Sabotaging Your Career

Have you ever been in line for a promotion or a transfer to a cool new role only to find out your boss was squashing your efforts to make that leap? Here are some tips on how to deal with them sabotaging your career. Many of us have been there – you hear about a […]

How often are you held back by self-limiting beliefs?

Our reader poll today asks: How often are you held back by self-limiting beliefs? – Never — I believe I can do anything: 10% – Sometimes — A few of my beliefs hold me back: 61% – Often — Self-limiting beliefs get in my way frequently: 23% – Always — I’m the biggest barrier to […]

What it Really Takes to Run Your Own Firm

People tell me all the time “I want to do what you do.” They have some glorified vision of what it means to be an entrepreneur. The day to day grittiness of it is something that few understand. Here’s a view into that day to day. Entrepreneurship is a great life – as long as […]

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 […]

How comfortable are you with giving critical feedback?

Our reader poll today asks: How comfortable are you with giving critical feedback? – Very — I have no problem delivering tough messages: 26% – Mostly — I’m good at it except in a few situations: 49% – Not very — I find it tough to deliver critical feedback: 22% – Not at all — […]