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How productively do you use slow periods at work to catch up on important projects?

Our reader poll today asks: How productively do you use slow periods at work to catch up on important projects? Very: I take full advantage of slow periods to catch up: 37% Somewhat: I get some things done but also chill out a bit: 53% Not very: I end up wasting the opportunity slow times present: […]

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 […]

The Role of Leaders in Modeling Accountability

Building a culture of accountability takes effort day in and day out to truly establish and it is also the responsibility of those in leadership positions to continual reinforce. It’s not enough to just build a culture of accountability. You have to strengthen it and reinforce it every single day. This is about the small behaviors adding up […]

Training Managers In The Visualization Of Data

From MBAs to managers, leadership through effective presentation and communication is key.  The visualization of data empowers the curation and communication of results, problems, and ideas. Well-designed data graphics make the insights interpretable and actionable.   Today’s post is by Dr. Kristen Sosulski, author of Data Visualization Made Simple (CLICK HERE to get your copy). From MBAs […]

Do you tend to do things right the first time or act now and fix later?

Our reader poll today asks:  Do you tend to do things right the first time or act now and fix later? I invest in doing it right the first time: 79% I take action and fix as needed later: 21% Understand the cost of fast action. While there are some situations that require fast more than […]

Two Keys to Getting Tough Decisions Executed Well

Large decisions carry plenty of execution risk. To increase the chances that your decisions are executed the way you want them to be, focus on clearly explaining the decision and actively managing change. Today’s post is by Mike Figliuolo, Managing Director of thoughtLEADERS, LLC. If you want to make a successful decision, communicate the rationale […]