The Emperor Has No Clothes: Towards More Responsible Thought Leaders

Lately I've been thinking a lot about credibility, expert status, and thought leadership. What makes for a good thought leader? What is a thought leader? And how do you know if those of us who are deemed "thought leaders" actually know what we're talking about?

How to Keep the Office Movin’ and Shakin’ During Slow Times

One of the best ways to gain one more customer is to keep your employees happy: your people who deal directly with the people. Here are three suggestions to keep everyone in the office enthusiastic in those less-than-exciting times of the year.

6 Ways to Increase Competency

The first step to increasing your personal and professional competence is to understand you have not arrived. If you believe you have no room to grow, you won't grow. Once you see there are areas for improvement in your life, growing your competence in those areas is really quite simple.

Balancing Work and Play while You’re on Vacation

As a small business owner who's driven to achieve success, it can be easy to let time get away while focusing on work. Work-vacation balance tips can help business owners who feel they must bring work along with them on vacation.

11 Key Traits of the Best in the Business

At some point in their life, hopefully everyone strives to be the best in their chosen profession. Most people think that being the best requires more intelligence, more training, and more experience. In reality, in business or even in sports, the evidence is conclusive that it is as much about how you think, as what you do.

Tell Past Customers Why You’re Still Relevant

If your brand is weak, it's time you put a concentrated effort into shoring it up. Don't delude yourself into thinking that what I am talking about is changing your logo and slogan. As a matter of fact ignore those items. Concentrate on your reputation.

3 Essential Time-Saving Tips for Business Owners

Running a successful online business can allow for time flexibility and earning power, things which are hard to come by these days. Gaining the freedom of time and income should be a goal of every entrepreneur. Turn these tips into daily habits and you should see an improvement...

3 Secrets to Reinventing Your Industry (Before Someone Else Does)

Your industry is about to change. Best reinvent it before someone else does it for you. And as you reinvent it, ask your team what business will you be in? Which one should you be in?

Is Your Leadership Limiting Your Organization’s Ability to Grow?

Great leaders not only understand how to engage and inspire their teams to get the best results—they understand the need to create participatory and collaborative processes that develop the abilities of the next generation of leaders.

7 Must Have Transformational Leadership Qualities

Developing your leadership capacity is moving beyond focusing on the day to day operations and expanding your decision making process to focus on long term strategies that are able to sustain business over time.

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