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How do you view your need for skill development?

Our reader poll today asks: How do you view your need for skill development? – I’m good to go and don’t need to spend time on my development: 5% – I have a couple of focused areas I need to develop: 76% – I have several areas in need of a lot of development: 15% […]




A Little Learning is a Powerful Thing

Training is great as long as you apply it. By taking learning and breaking it up into daily applied tasks, you’ll learn more rapidly and more effectively. Today’s post is by Wally Bock, author of Become a Better Boss One Tip at a Time (CLICK HERE to get your copy). “The training was great! But […]




What’s the biggest obstacle to you investing in your own development?

Our reader poll today asks: What’s the biggest obstacle to you investing in your own development? – I don’t have time: 42% – I don’t have budget: 20% – I don’t need development: 1% – I can’t find any good development opportunities: 8% – My boss won’t let me: 7% – Some other reason/combination of […]




Are You Becoming a Leadership Dinosaur?

  Leadership is a skill that requires constant practice. The world changes and brings new challenges every day. How can you ensure you’re staying fresh as a leader and not going the way of the dinosaur? Leadership abilities can grow stale and out of date. While most leaders have good intentions, and want to do […]




How Leaders Can Reduce Turnover

Do you have a problem retaining employees? Many businesses do. One of the best ways to reduce turnover is to improve leadership abilities. Effective leaders inspire others to do things willingly. They encourage healthy disagreement and consequently find commitment. They are leaders who find themselves humble, vulnerable and caring about people. Leadership is like an […]




How do you deal with someone with a domineering personality?

Our reader poll today asks: How do you deal with someone who has an exceedingly domineering personality? – I avoid them: 14% – I confront them directly: 16% – I work around them: 44% – I coach them and give them feedback: 27% Stopping a Steamroller. We’ve all worked with someone who has a “steamroller” personality. […]




Have you ever struggled transitioning from one level to the next?

Our reader poll today asks: Have you ever struggled transitioning from one level to the next, like from manager to director? – Always – I’ve struggled every time I’ve changed levels: 14% – Sometimes – I’ve had a couple of bumpy transitions: 49% – Rarely – Most of my transitions have been smooth: 28% – […]




A Leader’s Need to Overcome Self-Limiting Beliefs

You have a limited amount of time yet you have unlimited potential. What is getting in the way of you achieving it? Self-limiting beliefs are one of the biggest obstacles you face as a leader but you can overcome them. Could your issue be what you believe and have convinced yourself of? Could it be […]




Successful Leaders Do These 3 Things to Reach Outside Their Comfort Zones

Reaching outside your comfort zone is critical for success in business and in life. If you want to be successful, follow these three tips. Today’s post is by Andy Molinsky, author of Reach (CLICK HERE to get your copy). If you play tennis, you’re probably familiar with the concept of a “second serve.” In tennis, […]




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 […]