When I think of key leadership qualities, decisiveness is always high on the list. The ability to quickly size up a situation and act is essential.
But sometimes we can be too fast. And that’s especially true when it comes to criticism.
People need close interpersonal relationships to thrive. And for leaders, there is more at stake than you might think.
In our direct-access economy, there are few assets more valuable than a good email list. But what qualifies a list as good?
The first answer is usually size. We base our value judgment on how many people are on the list. It’s the same for social media metrics. The more the merrier.
But not so fast. Reach is not the same as influence.
Our words can be powerful tools to accomplish our goals. But sometimes the things we say can sabotage our success.
I have led, counseled, and mentored people for decades now. One thing I’ve noticed time and again is how much power our words possess.
Whether we’re speaking, blogging, selling, or debating, we rely on our words to pave the way to success. But they can also block our path if we’re not careful.
Follow the major news stories on crises in business, politics, diplomacy, whatever, and it’s impossible to miss that most are crises of leadership. Unsurprisingly, we see the same failures and mistakes over and over. Here are the ten I most often notice.
When I first started blogging social media was practically nonexistent. Now it’s a major driver of traffic.
Unfortunately, with all the new platforms and strategies, it’s more complicated and time-consuming than ever. Or, at least, it was until I found CoSchedule.
I am honored to be included in this list from Inc. magazine. There are a lot of other great podcasts listed here, too.
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Donald Miller’s newest book, Scary Close: Dropping the Act and Finding True Intimacy, is out and off to a great start. I can see why. It’s his best book so far.
I’ve known Don for over a decade. He was one of our bestselling authors at Thomas Nelson, during the time I was publisher, president, and later CEO. But more than an author, over time he also became a friend—and a teacher.
Don told us about his relationship with God in Blue Like Jazz, which went on to become a huge success. Now, Don tells us about his relationship with relationships. And I hope it becomes a huge success too.
I want to ensure my platform does the best possible job of answering your needs and interests. And that means I need to know more about you. To do that, I’ve created my 2015 Reader Survey.
Would you please take a few minutes to fill out the survey? By doing so, you will ultimately be helping yourself. Why? Because you will be helping me create content even more interesting and relevant to you.
Anyone can start something. But after we begin a new project, goal, or relationship, a million things come up and it’s easy to drop out. Here are three truths to keep in mind when you’re not sure you can finish.
Some people are uneasy or even defensive about making money—as if doing so is an imposition on others, or worse. Because of that many are hesitant to monetize their platforms.
When I first started blogging, monetization didn’t even occur to me. But I had expenses that began growing as my reach expanded. I joined the Amazon affiliate program to offset my costs, and eventually started selling space for select advertisers.
I felt odd about it at first, like I was somehow taking advantage.