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How open are you to learning new ways of doing old things?

Our reader poll today asks: How open are you to learning new ways of doing old things? – Very – I love learning new techniques and approaches: 82% – Kind of – I’ll learn a new way to do things if I really need to: 16% – Not very – There has to be a […]




It’s Called Brutal Prioritization for a Reason

During times of excessive work and crisis, something has to give. Sometimes brutal prioritization is the only way to make it through those challenging times with your sanity intact. It happens to all of us. The Universe, in its infinite wisdom, determines this month, of all months, is the month to test your mettle. It […]




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 effective are you at pitching your ideas for approval?

Our reader poll today asks: How effective are you at pitching your ideas for approval? – Extremely – My recommendations always get approved: 5% – Very – Most recommendations get approved but not all: 59% – Somewhat – I get many approved but could do much better: 26% – Not very – I struggle to […]




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 […]




Leading with Trust

Building trust is one of the strongest levers you have for improving team performance. There’s actually a simple formula for building the trust your team needs. Today’s post is by Paul J. Zak, author of Trust Factor (CLICK HERE to get your copy). You can’t do it all. But at the same time, leaders are […]




Would you rather lead a team of strong or weak personalities?

Our reader poll today asks: Would you rather lead a team of strong, difficult personalities or one with weaker personalities but more team cohesion? – Give me the strong personalities with less team cohesion: 37% – I’ll take the weaker personalities with more team cohesion: 63% Stronger Teams Preferred. It’s interesting that two thirds of you […]




Chaos Doesn’t Always Point in the Desired Direction

Sometimes the person on your team who is “driving change” is actually driving everyone crazy. How can you figure out the difference? What do you do when you learn they’re making everyone nuts? Today’s post is by Ilene Marcus, author of Managing Annoying People (CLICK HERE to get your copy). Many managers value a team […]




How do you deal with someone with a domineering personality?

Our reader poll today asks: How do you deal with someone who has an exceedingly domineering personality? – I avoid them: 14% – I confront them directly: 16% – I work around them: 44% – I coach them and give them feedback: 27% Stopping a Steamroller. We’ve all worked with someone who has a “steamroller” personality. […]




How a Sales Manager Can Think Like a Leader

Sales leaders need to get out of the day to day selling activities and focus more on the longer-term development of their team if they want to succeed. Today’s post is by Kevin F. Davis, author of The Sales Manager’s Guide to Greatness (CLICK HERE to get your copy). Almost every sales manager was, at […]