Breaking Free From Old Thinking Ruts

  If you or your team suffer from a lack of creative juices or mental block, Gail Cohen’s trio of creative blockbusters may be just the ticket to the breakthrough ideas and innovative solutions you’re looking for. A nationally known thinking guru and author of the audiocassette program, Thinking Outside the Lines: Power Thinking for…

10 Biases That Creep into Your Decision Making

Each day you face many business decisions … some small and insignificant … others bigger with more moving parts and more financial consequences. If you’re a manager or heading up a project, it’s easy to get swept along with a decision that your team has fallen in love with. Maintaining objectivity is key. It’s your…

Could You Be a Better Boss?

  Every year Gallup polls show that roughly 50%-60% of all employed Americans are completely satisfied with their bosses. These same polls show that just 30% of all employees are actively engaged at work. Managers, you have a job to do! But first, a little self-evaluation. As the boss, you know there are a lot…

The Confidence/Competence Tangle

  “As women, we often wait until we’re competent before we feel confident, whereas men often feel confident before they’ve achieved full competence,” said Michelle Shepard, founder of the Women in Real Life (WiRL) leadership summit. In business, confidence plays a huge role in getting ahead. Hiring decisions, promotions, meetings … all put a businessperson’s…