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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 — […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]