Why Equilibrium is the Key to Achieving True Negotiating Success

Maintaining your cool and being in a state of equilibrium is a huge asset in a negotiation. When the other party loses it, you benefit by staying calm instead. Today’s post is by Corey Kupfer, author of Authentic Negotiating (CLICK HERE to get your copy). Most negotiating articles, books, training programs and other resources focus […]

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 […]

Radically Rethinking the Innovation Essentials Checklist

Open offices, ideas boxes and hackathons don’t automatically lead to innovation and how to do it better. Today’s post is by Gaia Grant and Andrew Grant, authors of The Innovation Race (CLICK HERE to get your copy). We were recently given the grand tour of a new office designed to improve innovation. A multinational insurance […]

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 Leadership abilities can grow stale and out of date.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 […]

Selling by Word Alone Doesn’t Cut It in Today’s Market

Selling isn’t just about the words you pitch. A much more powerful approach is to show the customer your work and let them interact with it early in the sales process. Today’s post is by Ken Rutsky, author of Launching to Leading (CLICK HERE to get your copy). In an 1899 speech in Philadelphia, Missouri […]

An 8 Step Guide to Successful Startup Leadership

Launching a successful start-up requires more than a great product. It’s about leadership. How you lead your team and develop yourself is a key determinant of success. Today’s post is by Tom Hogan and Carol Broadbent, authors of The Ultimate Start-Up Guide (CLICK HERE to get your copy). After having helped launch over forty startups, […]

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 to Navigate the Choppy Waters of Crisis Management

When you face a true crisis, how do you react? Do you stress out? Do you look for someone to blame? Perhaps instead you can approach the crisis like a Hollywood director. Today’s post is by Tom Reilly, author of The Hollywood MBA (CLICK HERE to get your copy). I have spent three decades running […]

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, […]