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How Stories Inspire Great Performance from You and Your Team

Here are six great ideas to move performance from good to great. From the stories you tell to your own bold moves others will be telling stories about for years to come, you can build perseverance, passion, and engagement. Today’s post is by Paul Smith, thoughtLEADERS instructor and author of Sell With a Story. Here’s […]

How You Can Lead with Influence

The notions of perception, visibility, and influence are the keys not only to better performance for your organization but they’ll also help you advance your career to the next level. Today’s post is by Joel Garfinkle, one of our great thoughtLEADERS instructors. How often have you looked at a situation in the company and thought […]

Peeling ‘Pineapple’ Problems Requires a Proven Process

If you have a challenging problem to solve, approaching it in a methodical and structured way can make you more efficient and effective in your search for a solution. Today’s post is by Mike Lynn, thoughtLEADERS instructor and  featured speaker at Executive Insight 16. Brazilians have a Portuguese idiom that we should have in English…”Descascar […]

What We All Need to Learn About Sales – from a Pig

Stories are a great way to connect with your customer. They can make the ordinary product or service you’re selling extraordinary by adding richness and experience to the sale. Today’s post is by Paul Smith, thoughtLEADERS instructor and author of Sell With a Story. He’s also a featured speaker at Executive Insight 16. In May […]

Upcoming Event: Change Management Conference

Change management and project management professionals face obstacles between the planning and execution process ranging from lack of consensus, lack of resources, poor communication, poor management support and employee resistance. Because all of these can factor into the success of your initiative, these challenges can lower both the program’s success rate and the manager’s motivation. […]

What Makes A Leader Authentic?

Today’s post is co-authored by Michelle Braden (leader of the Authentic Leadership Summit) and Mike Figliuolo.  I have asked myself the question, “What makes a leader authentic?” many times over the years.  My natural response would be that you just know in your “gut.”  I realize now that although the “gut” does talk to you, […]