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Our reader poll today asks: Are you a procrastinator on big projects? – Absolutely not – I tackle projects as soon as I can: 24% – Not really – I’ll procrastinate from time to time: 44% – Kind of – I put off most things with a few exceptions: 24% – Absolutely – I always wait […]
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Data can be boring even if it’s critically important. If you learn how to tell a story with data, however, the results can be compelling, interesting, and impactful. Today’s post is by Paul Smith, thoughtLEADERS principal and bestselling author of Lead With a Story and  Sell With a Story. Have you ever been hammered with […]
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If you want to be an entrepreneur, you would do well to understand your passions, know what you’re good at, and what people will pay you for. Find the intersection of those three things to be successful. Today’s post is by Kavita Sahai,CEO and Founder of Have BIGplans, LLC. So you’ve decided you want to become an entrepreneur, and […]
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Our reader poll today asks: How would you characterize your approach to growing your business? – I lean toward “structured” and focus on pragmatic planning and execution: 56% – I lean toward “creative” and always generate new, interesting ideas: 44% Balancing creativity with structure. It’s a pretty even split between structure and creativity, with the edge […]
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Resilience is the ability to maintain flexibility and focus when dealing with massive change. Leaders who possess this skill can differentiate themselves and lead their teams more effectively. Today’s post is by thougthtLEADERS principal Maureen Metcalf. In times of uncertainty, resilience is one of the most important skills for us to have. I define it […]
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An unhealthy lifestyle can decrease productivity, reduce creativity, increase absences from work, and negatively affect our moods and relationships. Are you living a healthy lifestyle that enables you to be a better leader? If not, when will you start? Today’s post is by Helen Sanders, chief editor at HealthAmbition.com. Being a leader requires hard work, […]
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Our reader poll today asks: How well do you define the question at hand before rushing off to solve the problem? – Very – I always have clarity on the “why” of the problem. 31.9% – Mostly – Sometimes I’ll jump straight into problem solving. 61.3% – Not very – I tend to race off and […]
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A common strategic planning mistake that people make is overestimating their own capabilities. It’s easy to overestimate your organization’s capabilities because we tend to have a favorable view of how good we are. We also have blind spots related to weaknesses that we might have. Think about how many market leading companies you’ve seen fail. […]
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Building a high performance culture requires focus, dedication, and a relentless drive to make the organization function at peak levels. Can you transform your organization into a high performance culture? Today’s post is by Hugh Blane, President of Claris Consulting and author of 7 Principles of Transformational Leadership (CLICK HERE to get your copy). It […]
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Our reader poll today asks: Do you believe storytelling is an important skill when it comes to making a sale? – Absolutely. Great storytellers are much more effective salespeople: 80.3% – Kind of. Storytelling confers a slight advantage in selling: 15.4% – Not really. It doesn’t sway a sales decision much: 2.7% – Not at all. […]
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