I write about fear a lot. I write about more than just rational fears like when you go to Chipotle and try to order queso and they tell you, “We don’t have queso.” I write about irrational fears as well. People often ask me, “Where do you get all these ideas about fear?” and they […]
Life comes at us in waves. Sometimes the surge ripples gently by. Other times it can pound the daylights out of us and leave us gasping for breath. How do we respond when that happens? I live with my family in Colorado so my kids are more familiar with soaring mountains and sweeping plains than […]
[guestpost]This is a guest post by my new podcast co-host, Michele Cushatt. She is a communicator and storyteller whose speaking experiences include Women of Faith, Focus on the Family, and Compassion International. You can read her blog and follow her on Twitter. Michele will also be speaking at this year’s Platform Conference, November 9-11 in […]
Did you know many of your favorite Disney moments from the 1930-1970s were birthed from a mastermind group of animators? Walt Disney referred to them as “Nine Old Men.” While still in their twenties and thirties, when Walt first coined the phrase, this mastermind group brought to the world such classics as Snow White and […]
[guestpost]Matt Perman is the former director of strategy at Desiring God and is now an author, consultant, and speaker on productivity and leadership from a faith-based perspective. He is the author of the recently released What’s Best Next: How the Gospel Transforms the Way You Get Things Done. He blogs What’s Best Next and you […]
[guestpost]This is a guest post by Jaime Tardy. She has interviewed over 130 millionaires on her blog and just published a new book about what she’s learned. It’s called, The Eventual Millionaire: How Anyone Can Be an Entrepreneur and Successfully Grow Their Startup. You can follow her on Twitter.[/guestpost] Let’s face it. One of the […]
This is a guest post by Bryan Kelly. He lives in Chicago and interviews experts like Michael Hyatt, Chris Brogan, and Jeff Goins about presentation skills. You can watch his web show and follow him on Twitter. Regardless of your skill level, every platform builder can benefit from the six scientifically researched insights I’m about […]
I am on sabbatical for the next few weeks. While I am gone, I have asked some of my favorite bloggers to stand in for me. This is a guest post by Lucille Zimmerman. She is a licensed professional counselor and the author of Renewed: Finding Your Inner Happy in an Overwhelmed World. You can […]
Conflict is inevitable, but fallout from that conflict can be avoided. In this guest post, Lawrence Wilson six ways for doing so.
Think you’re not a leader? Think again. According to guest poster Tammy Helfrich, everyone is a leader, including you. Here are five ways to embrace it.
When a leader falls, it impacts everyone. It is easy to be angry or become cynical. In this guest post, Lisa Whittle reminds us to remember five truths.
You know you need to build a platform, but the thought of self-promotion makes your toenails curl. If so, you’re not alone. In this guest post by Robin Sullivan, she shares 5 steps for getting started in social media.
Batching is a form of time management that allows a person to maximize concentration and decrease distraction. In this guest post, Joshua Leatherman explains how it can boost your productivity and decrease your stress.
A South African friend asked, “Do you know what the most valuable land in the world is? It’s the graveyard, because with all of those people are buried unfulfilled dreams, unwritten novels, masterpieces not created, businesses not started, relationships not reconciled. THAT is the most valuable land in the world.”
One of the most important parts of being an effective leader is building trust. In this guest post, Dr. Jeremy Statton provides 6 ways leaders can do this with their teams.
One of the great temptations for us as leaders and dreamers is to compare the start of our new adventures to the middle of someone else’s. Don’t do it. Here’s why.
We’ve all heard someone say, “Don’t shoot the messenger.” We have sayings like this because delivering bad news is a difficult job. Here’s how to make it easier.
Many leaders I know struggle with over-commitment. Here are five ways to say “no” with consistency and grace.
The successful executives that I interviewed for The Next Level recommend that newly promoted leaders do these things in their first month on the new job: Meet and Greet: A top priority for any new leader is to get to know the key players in the organization. … Find Out What Success Looks Like: The most important question that new leaders need to ask is this: What do you think success looks like for my team six, twelve and twenty four months from now?