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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 […]


An Easier and More Effective Way to Give Feedback

Giving feedback can be difficult and emotionally-charged. But by following a simple model focused on facts and behaviors you’ll be giving more effective feedback more easily than you’ve given it before. If we want people to change behaviors and improve their performance, we have to give them feedback. Giving feedback can be really difficult because […]


Great Leaders are Always Learning

Growth of your organization is tightly tied to your growth as a leader especially if you’re an entrepreneur. Overcoming the challenges to your personal growth will, in turn, help you kick-start your company’s growth. Today’s post is by Michael Dermer, author of The Lonely Entrepreneur (CLICK HERE to get your copy). There’s a powerful book […]


5 Keys to Marketing Across Cultures

Cross-cultural marketing is fraught with dangers if you’re not careful. Follow these five steps to ensure your marketing is received as you intended it. Today’s post is by Michael Landers, author of Culture Crossing (CLICK HERE to get your copy). If you are planning to market anything to people from a culture different from your […]


4 Core Approaches to Growth that You Must Know

Knowing your growth strategy and understanding four key growth approaches – organic, acquisition, new products, and geographic expansion – will help you be more successful in achieving the growth you desire. You have to ask yourself – how does your business grow? Is it geographic expansion? Are you selling new products? Are you selling the […]


Why Pricing is the Biggest Lever You’re Not Pulling

Pricing is a powerful lever but we don’t pull it often enough. Thinking through your price point as well as your pricing model can dramatically improve profitability. Pricing is one of the most critical decisions an organization makes. A 1% difference on top-line price is worth a 10% profit increase on a business with a […]


3 Things You Must Get Right if You Want Happier Customers

Customer loyalty takes just as much energy to build as new customer growth. Unfortunately companies spend too much time focusing on new customers and not taking care of the ones they already have. Today’s post is by Noah Fleming, author of The Customer Loyalty Loop (CLICK HERE to get your copy). Most executives I talk […]


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 […]