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4 Ways to Separate the Milk From the Dogs. It’s one of the toughest questions in business: Who should you be working with? Several years ago, when I was CEO of Thomas Nelson, I had one of those moments of clarity that has broad application for organizations. The “aha!” moment came when I was thinking about our professional relationships with authors and agents. Some […]
4 Ways to Let Go and Move on to Greener Pastures. When I wrote recently about firing monster clients who eat up disproportionate time and resources, one reader replied, “Great idea. Do you have a guide for how exactly we should do that?” It was a good question. A guide like that would have been useful to me earlier in my career. I have had to […]
5 Lessons From America’s First Bookworm-in-Chief. Most Americans think of George Washington as a great leader and the father of our country, but I bet few of us think of overdue library books. When Washington was president, he took borrowed two books from a New York library and forgot to return them. According to a humorous but true story the fines […]
3 Ways to Work up the Courage to Say It. People have way more potential than we often think they do. They can change, but unless we find the courage to speak up, they may not have the opportunity. Here are three truths to remember when you are faced with having a difficult conversation.
A 3-Point Check-Up to Get the Most out of the Middle. There comes a point in every story when you are ready to quit. It could be a relationship, a project, or your job. Regardless, you’ve had enough, and you are ready to “throw in the towel.”
Learn How to Build an Engaged Online Following in 30 Minutes a Day. When I talk with people about the frustrations they feel in building an engaged online following, slow growth and insufficient time come up more frequently than anything else. Show More Summary
Also: We’re Hiring! See if You’re a Fit for Our Team. Most leaders I’ve met recognize you need the right people to build a high-power team. But few of them have defined the ideal candidate for their organization. They’re playing with fire. A few of my grandkids are reading the Roald Dahl classic George’s Marvelous Medicine right now. In the story, the boy George mixes up […]
Take My Free 5-Minute Platform Assessment and Find Out. Most people recognize the value of an online platform. When you have one, you can reach more people with your message, products, or hard-won expertise. You multiply both your influence and your income. Show More Summary
3 Ways to Launch Your Business Without Betting the Farm. When it comes to chasing a dream, is it better to go “all in” or take your time? Despite the age-old claims that we need to risk everything, the truth is taking a leap is not always the best path to create your life’s work. Most of us love a good tale of risk and […]
3 Ways to Help You See and Play a Different Game, and Win. When it comes to winning at work, you have to focus on the big things. Don’t sweat the small stuff, right? Not so fast. The small stuff does matter. In fact, according to Andy Andrews, bestselling author of The Little Things, it might matter more than you could possibly imagine. Why the Little Things Matter […]
5 Ways to Leave Work Behind and Reboot Your Soul. Periodically, you need to reboot your spirit. But how? In a recent vacation I experienced five keys to renewal that I want to replicate in my future outings.
How to Step Back, Ask Questions, and Get Results. If you’ve ever had the benefit of a great coach, you know just how powerful coaching can be. But leaders know it can sometimes be difficult to coach the people on your own team. It’s one of the main reasons people are reluctant to delegate work in their Drudgery and Disinterest Zones. It takes so […]
How to Spot the Relationships that Will Only Drag You Down. I don’t mean to sound unkind, but there are just some people you are not called to serve. You can spend all your time caught up in the drama of their demands and accusations, or you can move on. The sooner you cut the cord, the more productive—and happy—you’ll be.
Major Motivators that Build Trust and Increase Success. As a leader, you have an effect on people. When you leave the room, people ether feel taller or smaller. This is an almost superhero power, but, unfortunately, leaders are often unconscious of it.
3 Strategies to Overcome the Distractions. How many of your work hours are wasted on distractions? Probably more than you think. Financial management service Think Money researched the question, and their findings are eye-opening. According to their 2015 report, distractions annually eat up 759 hours per worker. Show More Summary
How to Overcome the 5 Obstacles to Excellence. If we are going to create wow experiences, we must become courageous. This is a personal, psychological bridge we need to cross. What we want—that wow experience—is on the other side of the ravine. There’s no other way to get there from here.
4 Lessons on Innovation from a Successful Female Entrepreneur. The economist Tyler Cowen says the last few decades have seen the rise of what he calls the complacent class. It may not seem like it, but the numbers show people are sticking with jobs longer, relocating rarely, and innovating less. Show More Summary
Achieve Your Greatest Goals by Keeping Them in Your Day-to-Day Routine. Late last year I read David Sax’s new book, The Revenge of Analog. The premise? After years of being pushed aside by digital solutions, analog applications have been making a surprising comeback. Show More Summary
How to Avoid the Death of Your Project. Do you remember the last time a major initiative died in your organization? Did it go down with a loud crash, or was it slowly and quietly suffocated by competing priorities? Organizations operate within a whirlwind of activity. Show More Summary