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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 […]


How often does your organization take big risks?

Our reader poll today asks: How often does your organization take big risks? – All the time — We make a lot of big bets: 10% – Occasionally — We’ll take a big risk from time to times: 39% – Rarely — We’re generally risk-averse: 40% – Never — We’re extremely conservative: 11% Even Odds. […]


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 […]


Is Humble Leadership about How You Act or Who You Are?

Leaders can be taught to act humbly. But humility is far more powerful when it’s connected to character. Today’s post is by Bernie Swain, author of What Made Me Who I Am (CLICK HERE to get your copy). Since the financial crisis and great recession deflated a lot of big egos, humility has come to […]


How well did your end-of-year review process go last year?

Our reader poll today asks: How well did your end-of-year review process go last year? – Very well — We did a great job of reviewing performance: 12% – Well — We did OK, but it could have been better: 31% – Not well — It was somewhat ineffective: 11% – Poorly — It was […]


6 Leadership Resolutions for a New Year

A new year provides a fresh start. Leaders would do well to assess how they can be more effective in the coming year before getting overwhelmed by the day to day. Happy New Year everyone! I hope you had a restful, safe, and enjoyable holiday season. Now get back to work! Not so fast. There’s […]


9 Questions to Answer to Make Decisions Like a CEO

Decision making is one of the most important skills a leader needs to possess. A key determinant in how successful you are as a decision maker is your ability to communicate with and influence others. Today’s post is by Paul Petrone, editor of The Learning Blog for Lynda.com. The fate of your career will come down to your […]


How effective is your organization’s goal-setting process?

Our reader poll today asks: How effective is your organization’s goal-setting process? – Very — we have clear and actionable goals all the time: 20% – Somewhat — we set goals for big items but not smaller ones: 31% – Not very — our goal-setting is inconsistent: 40% – Not at all — what’s a […]


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 […]