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Strategy & Execution

Blog Post: The Dreaded Weekly Status Report

The Dreaded Weekly Status Report

Execution and velocity guru Christina Wodtke discusses the value of status emails as a way for teams connect and support each other.

Leader Development

Blog Post: 4 Steps to Less Work Stress

4 Steps to Less Work Stress

Work stresses people out — fear of failing, pressure to achieve, having to reply on others for our own success, overload, self-doubt and more. These 4 tips can help you achieve more success and keep your balance, even when things get stressful!

Leader Development

Blog Post: Why Great Leaders are Entrepreneurs at Heart

Why Great Leaders are Entrepreneurs at Heart

Can you be a leader and an entrepreneur? In this interview, Dr. Maryann Baumgarten of Lit Up Leadership asks how Workboard CEO Deidre Paknad has built success as both, and how you can too.

Strategy & Execution

Blog Post: Where Your Time Goes, So Goes Your Impact

Where Your Time Goes, So Goes Your Impact

Time invested in higher-value leadership activities is essential for both company performance and engaging employees in the mission of the organization.

Leader Development

Blog Post: Invest Your Intelligence Where It Matters; Stop Wasting It on Things That Don't

Unthinking Thinking

Ironically, it’s hard to spend time on product or strategic thinking, but easy to spend too much time thinking about regrets or fears. Follow these tips to deepen good thinking and avoid wasting energy on negative thinking.

Leader Development

Blog Post: 500 Billion Reasons to Help Managers Be More Effective Leaders

500 Billion Reasons to Help Managers Be More Effective Leaders

Disengaged employees may actively undermine the value created and customers acquired by their more engaged peers. Use these four tips to improve employee engagement and execution.

Goal Achievement

Increase your career velocity

The Difference Between Getting Things Done and Making an Impact

Velocity to goal determines career velocity — the speed and degree of career growth. These 5 strategies can help you increase your speed and efficiency.

Leader Development

'Hey Kid, Want An Opportunity to Excel?'

"Hey Kid, Want An Opportunity to Excel?"

The benefits of opportunity creators, coaches and mentors are immense at any stage of your career. Learn how to engage mentors and make the most of the growth opportunities they provide.

Leader Development

Blog post: Make Opportunities to Cultivate Excellence

Make Opportunities to Cultivate Excellence

It's good to consider our roles as managers in helping people achieve their potential. In addition to assessing what they've done, take the time to consider what you've done — and can do — to help them achieve.

Strategy & Execution

Blog post: The Seduction of the Inbox

The Seduction of the Inbox

We tend to work on the last 20 items in our email inbox whether or not they’re worth working on. Without a persistent list of strategic priority work and clear goals, it’s impossible to execute well.

Leader Development

Customer Service

I Have a Thing About Customers …

Customers who love your company and product are generous with ideas, perspectives, praise, and referrals, and forgiving of the occasional bug. Inspire crazy love to improve your company’s financial success, your customers' success and your cultural health.

Leader Development

If you don't know where you are going, you might wind up someplace else.' -Yogi Berra

Are You a One-Pitch Leader?

Experts will tell you that the best pitchers have 3-4 different pitches they can throw at any given time and at any velocity they choose to solve the predicament in front of them. Follow these four steps to increase your versatility and effectiveness.