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What do you believe is the most effective form of growth?

Our reader poll today asks: What do you believe is the most effective form of growth? – Organic: 49% – Acquisition: 15% – Geographic expansion: 10% – New product introduction: 23% – Other: 3% Go organic. The large majority of you are fans of growing your existing business and taking it to new customers or […]

Is Your Team Built to Last?

Our teams are under tremendous pressure. That pressure creates stress which diminishes performance. You can build a more resilient team through some simple leadership behaviors. Today’s post is by Jon Wortmann, thoughtLEADERS instructor and author of Hijacked by Your Brain. He’s our primary instructor for our Building Leadership Resilience course. Let’s imagine that you are […]

Dealing with the Me, Me, Me Millennial at Work

Millennials are easier to lead and manage than you might believe. You just need to understand their needs for more frequent coaching, feedback, and mentoring if you want to get the best performance out of them. Today’s post is by Lianna Willoughby, managing director of Open Mind Strategy, LLC. Millennials are me me me maniacs. […]

How comfortable are you being vulnerable with your team members?

Our reader poll today asks: How comfortable are you being vulnerable with your team members? – Very — I have no problem being seen as vulnerable: 43% – Somewhat — I’ll occasionally make myself vulnerable in small ways: 40% – Not very — It’s rare that I make myself vulnerable: 13% – Not at all […]

What’s Your Leadership ROI?

Leaders need to do a better job of how they invest their time and energy. You can’t get a return on those investments if you’re not mindful of where you’re investing and the results you’re getting from those investments (your leadership ROI). You make investments every day, likely without realizing it. You’re investing time and […]

Reach Out to Young Employees about Leadership Skills

Research shows that young employees feel solely responsible for developing their leadership skills. This is how you can make them feel empowered and less alone. Today’s post is by Thuy Sindell, a principal at Skyline Group International. When I was younger and less experienced, I made the same mistake as many professionals early on in […]

How often do you find business lessons in unconventional places?

Our reader poll today asks: How often do you find business lessons in unconventional places? – Always — I see business lessons in all aspects of everyday life: 59% – Sometimes — The occasional lesson shows up in daily life: 38% – Rarely — It’s not at all often I find business lessons in my […]

Bringing Your Corporation’s Soul to the Classroom

Project-based mentoring enables your company to get involved with students in a way  that builds real-world skills for them and strengthens your company’s image. Today’s post is by Patty Alper, author of Teach to Work (CLICK HERE to get your copy). One of the single most important things the human race has done over the […]

How many great leaders or influential bosses have you worked for?

Our reader poll today asks: How many great leaders or influential bosses have you worked for? – Many – I’ve lost count: 3% – A few – It’s an elite group: 71% – One – They were the best leader I’ve ever had: 15% – None – I’ve not been so lucky: 11% The great […]

5 Project Management Lessons from Walking Across Spain

Whether it’s knowing what you need and what you don’t on a project or knowing how to manage conflict effectively, a long 500 mile stroll can help you build these skills. A few summers ago, I hiked the ancient Camino de Santiago trail across Spain. It was the best month of my life for many […]