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How frequently do you get overwhelmed by the amount of work you have to do?

Our reader poll today asks: How frequently do you get overwhelmed by the amount of work you have to do? All the time: 11.1% Frequently: 29.3% Sometimes: 36.6% Not often: 19.2% Never: 3.8% We all get overwhelmed. The question is: how do you deal with it? 77% of you report you’re overwhelmed “sometimes” or more frequently. […]

What’s the biggest challenge in leading a high-performing team?

Our reader poll today asks: What’s the biggest challenge in leading a high-performing team? Dealing with their strong personalities: 25.1% Helping lower performers keep up: 14.8% Getting them to act as a team and not individuals: 41.2% Staying one step ahead of them: 8.6% Some other type of challenge: 3.2% There are no challenges. I […]

How well do you handle an unexpected personal crisis at work?

Our reader poll today asks: How well do you handle an unexpected personal crisis at work? Very well. I deal with the issue productively and can resume work effectively: 33.3% Well. I deal with the issue but it has some negative work effects: 51.9% Not well. Personal crises tend to throw my work off substantially: […]

Which resilience-building technique do you use most frequently?

Our reader poll today asks: Which resilience-building technique do you use most frequently? Building a strong support system: 21.3% Defining a sense of purpose: 16.3% Improving emotional intelligence:15.9% Taking care of your physical well-being: 24.3% Managing your thoughts proactively: 17.6% None of these approaches: 4.6% Try many different resilience approaches. Folks are trying a variety […]

Which efficiency mistake do you most commonly see leaders make?

Our reader poll today asks: Which efficiency mistake do you most commonly see leaders make? Spreading their time evenly across people (peanut butter approach): 4.8% Taking the path of least resistance and avoiding issues: 37.4% Being reactive and dealing with issues as they arise: 54.8% Most leaders I know are pretty efficient: 3.8% Be more […]

Overcoming Impediments to Innovation

Innovation, or the lack thereof, is a function of how well leaders overcome common obstacles like insufficient time, effort, or risk tolerance. If you want to see the ideas start flowing, tackle the common obstacles to innovation first. Today’s post is by Paul Sloane, author of The Leader’s Guide to Lateral Thinking Skills (CLICK HERE […]