Independent Thinking

Healthy Skepticism or Toxic Negativity? Good Teams Know the Difference

You have an idea so great that you practically skip into the Monday morning staff meeting, ready to share!

Once you share your next best idea, though, you look around – and none of the enthusiasm you expected exists. Not even a tepid thumbs up or a good question; all you see is confused expressions. Finally, someone speaks up: “I don’t get it. How would that work?”… Read More»

End of Top Down Leadership

Is the Social Age Killing Top Down Leadership?

On Monday, the #SocialLeader community once again met on Twitter to talk about an important aspect of modern leadership: Can – and does – leadership now come at us from different directions and in a variety of shapes and sizes? Are we seeing the last of one-size-fits-all, top down leadership? Over the course of an […] Read moreRead More»

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The Top 8 Switch & Shift Series Articles

In 2014 we had our busiest year yet, providing quality content to you from a variety of different categories. We thought it would be fun to consolidate the best articles that ran in each of the series’ we hosted or co-hosted this year! So in calendar order and without further ado, here are the top articles from each series we ran in 2014. Be sure to bookmark this page, it hosts some of our (and YOUR) favorite articles last year! Enjoy!… Read More»

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