slidedown

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 […]


Do you invest in training and conferences for your development?

Our reader poll today asks: Do you invest in training and conferences for your professional development? – Yes – I invest a lot of time in these events: 34% – Kind of – I invest time in these events occasionally: 47% – Not really – I don’t go to training or conferences often: 15% – […]


How rigorously do you manage your diet and exercise regimen?

Our reader poll today asks: How rigorously do you manage your diet and exercise regimen? – Very – I watch my diet closely and exercise regularly: 37% – Somewhat – I generally eat well and exercise occasionally: 38% – Not very – Sometimes I’ll watch what I eat and I rarely exercise: 21% – Not […]


How much did your college experience contribute to your success?

Our reader poll today asks: How much did your college experience contribute to your success as a leader? – Tremendously — I am forever indebted to my alma mater: 13% – A lot — My college education has had a big impact on my career: 31% – Somewhat — It’s contributed but only in certain […]


Guidance for New Leaders Who Want to Lead the Thinking

New leaders must step into the space of leading the thinking for their organization. Leave the day to day work to your team and look over the horizon to what’s coming at you next. I recently had the pleasure of being interviewed by Vera Ng’oma of ExcellicaGroup. Here’s the second part of our conversation on […]


Face-to-Face With the Beast: Confronting Failure

All of us face the ‘beast’ of personal failure at some point in our careers. While failure hurts, there are lessons we can learn from our own mistakes. Today’s post is by Susanna Quirke of Inspiring Interns. It’s a common business cliché: every failure is another route to success. But how to confront that fiasco […]


The Power of a Personal Approach to Leadership

Personal leadership is about being authentic. It’s about stepping outside uniform expectations of behavior and leading based on your personal values and beliefs. It’s that personal touch that unlocks the true power of your leadership. I recently had the pleasure of being interviewed by Vera Ng’oma of ExcellicaGroup. Here’s the first part of our conversation […]


5 Tactics to Showcase Thought Leadership in Your Executive Resume

Showcasing your soft skills on your resume is a challenging task. These five tactics will help you showcase thought leadership in your executive resume and land that job you deserve. Today’s post is by Lisa Rangel, an Executive Resume Writer at ChameleonResumes.com. How you include thought leadership in your executive resume is a key determinant […]


What experience have you had with being “layered” at work?

Our reader poll today asks: What experience have you had with being “layered” at work? – I’ve never been “layered”: 6% – I’ve been “layered” and it worked out great: 2% – I’ve been “layered” and it was horrible: 7% – What’s getting “layered”?: 85% What happens when you’re “layered.” Getting layered means there’s a […]


Best of thoughtLEADERS 2016: A Basket of Kickass

It’s time again for our annual year in review list of the BEST posts we’ve published over the last 12 months. Welcome to the 2016 edition of The Figgies (our EIGHTH YEAR of em!  Wow!) which are the awards we give ourselves for writing awesome blog content (here are the 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, […]