The Free Planners for December 2014 are available. These planners are especially designed for proactive creatives, leaders, and entrepreneurs. Read more
But no one is asking you to be original. We’re asking you to be generous and brave and to matter. We’re asking you to step up and take responsibility for the work you do, and to add more value than a mere cut and paste. Give credit, definitely, but reject vemödalen.
When your involvement stops with the vision and the talking part, your organization can not possibly automatically self optimize to make your strategy happen.
Strategy must have action. Strategy without action is just nice, big-sounding words about things you hope will come true. And action does not happen without executive involvement. Period.
As much as I support entrepreneurs and small business owners, I never actually recommend people become entrepreneurs and SBOs. That’s mostly because I do not want people to walk this road who haven’t already made up their mind that they’re going to do it.
If you’re feeling stressed by end-of-the year deadlines at work and holiday madness at home, try using guest contributor Chris Ronzio’s strategic divide and conquer method to keep you organized, productive, efficient, and less stressed.
Chris reveals three tips on how to divide your work and four tips on how to conquer effectively.
“Action or inaction are both forms of leadership and standard setting.” – via Seth’s Blog: “This will blow over”.
I love that Seth brings up inaction as much as action. Those times when we, as leaders, fail to say something to support others sets a new standard for what’s acceptable. Those times when we, as leaders, fail to plan and prioritize sets a new standard for how our teams perform.
Feeling stuck on a creative project? Maybe you’re overwhelmed by the sheer amount of pressure you’re facing to create and produce your best work on a consistent basis.
Today’s guest contributor Cory Huff shares his best resources, tips, and inspiration for what it takes to consistently produce, create, and ship your best work.
The key is to let go of what you think it takes to make your best work in the first place.
At long last, I’m happy to share that our podcast, the Creative Giant Show, is now live and we’ll be releasing weekly podcasts for the foreseeable future.
It’s been a long road to get the Show going. It’s something that I’ve wanted to do since 2010 – before podcasting was a Thing – and we started doing recordings last year. I’ll save the full saga about why it’s taken so long for another day.
Today’s video explains how the re-introduction of wolves in 1995 to Yellowstone National Park not only altered the ecosystem, but also the physical world.
This is a great example of how we all matter.
Every conversation is an opportunity to connect with and understand another human being. The ability to listen with nothing on our minds determines our ability to realize this opportunity. At every moment, we either encounter the other person or encounter our preconceptions. Which we choose determines both the profitability and the meaningfulness of our endeavors.
Listening to clients and customers is the basis not only for effective marketing and selling, but also for sustaining motivation, engagement, and satisfaction in your work. This post takes a look at how the innocent misuse of intuition may be sabotaging your ability to listen wholeheartedly and well.’