6 Lessons Learned from High-Performing Lean Teams

Lean strategies are a dynamic way to maximize efficiency. We surveyed the top performing Lean teams to find out what makes them successful. Today’s post is by Jon Terry, Lean-Agile strategy at Planview and former co-founder of LeanKit. Lean solutions represent an evolved method of approaching how business is done. It’s all about transparency, about your […]

Why You Need a Wookiee on Your Team

Leaders can learn a few things from Chewbacca the Wookiee. Leaders who have people that are loyal, team players, skilled, and action-oriented will be more successful than leaders with team members without these qualities. Today’s post is by Mike Figliuolo, Managing Director of thoughtLEADERS, LLC. GRRNNHHNNNHHNN! WOOKIEE! Every great leader needs their own Wookiee.  They’re […]

How to Figure Out Where You Should Focus

True business leaders stay focused. This is crystal clear. But how can you make sure you are focusing on the most promising business opportunities that can lead your company to success? Today’s post is by Sharon Tal, co-author of Where to Play (CLICK HERE to get your copy). In their best-selling book Creativity Inc., Ed […]

The Ultimate Sales Strategy is to Engage Your Employees

There are three areas in which the leaders can focus their efforts in order to ensure exponential growth in sales, revenue, and customers: focus on the vision, drive open communication, and be a great mentor. Today’s post is by Shawn Casemore, author of The Unstoppable Organization (CLICK HERE to get your copy). What if an […]

Five Essential Leadership Skills for Entrepreneurs

Becoming a great start-up leader takes work. Every entrepreneur faces a unique set of hurdles. Regardless of the type of enterprise, the five underlying leadership skills required for success are the same. Today’s post is by Derek Lidow, author of Building on Bedrock (CLICK HERE to get your copy). Every entrepreneur faces a unique set […]

How well does your organization assess its own capabilities versus competitors?

Our reader poll today asks:  How well does your organization assess its own capabilities versus competitors? We drastically overestimate our capabilities.: 22.3% We overestimate some of our capabilities.: 37.7% We accurately assess our capabilities.: 28.6% We underestimate our capabilities.: 8.6% We drastically underestimate our capabilities.: 2.7% A little overconfident. Overestimating your organization’s capabilities can be a huge […]