Growing Forward Blog
This is your one-stop for articles regarding leadership and management. Find the resources and tips you need to become a better leader.
Got Cracks in Your Leadership? Guest Blog by Amy Glazer
I recently heard a talk on the Japanese art of Kintsugi. If you aren’t familiar with Kintsugi, it is taking a piece of broken pottery
How to Model Humility to Your Team
Darren Hardy said, “To change your reflection (what you do that you want your people to do), change your projection (the example you set).” You
Who is a Leader? Guest Blog by TJ Reid
Just this morning, I received a message from a parent of a teenager that said, “I’m not necessarily a leader, but I wanted you to
What It Means to Have No-Quit Grit
To succeed in any industry, you must keep moving. It’s how good leaders become great leaders. “The key to success is holding in your conscious
Top Tips on Upgrading Your Planning Process
For every minute of planning you do, you save ten minutes of time. The payoff is great. The time to do it? That’s the challenge.
Deploy Strengths to Increase Engagement–Guest Blog by Dr. Catherine Wiberg
As leaders, you evaluate the present and look toward the future. You consistently work to make tomorrow better than today. You might also feel like
How to Be More Optimistic
“Mojo” is that positive spirit toward what you are doing, and it’s a crucial mindset for leadership. “It starts on the inside,” shares Marshall Goldsmith,
Guest Blog by Michael Levitt on Your Choice to Burn Out–or Not!
We live in a world where we have instant access to EVERYTHING. We can order something from our phone, and pick it up or have
Opportunity’s Knocking; You Answering?
If you are reading this blog, there’s a good chance you are an entrepreneur or an intrapreneur (within a company). With that often comes a
Tools for Monitoring Your Team’s Progress
Leading a successful team or business must have both sides of the same coin: a compelling vision of a desired future and a day-to-day excellence
22 Ways to Develop a Leader on Your Team
One of the first jobs of a leader is to develop another leader. While it may not seem like a top priority when viewed with
5 Things You Must Know About Yourself to Be Self-Aware
One of the key precursors of success in business and in life depends on how well you know yourself, what you value and why you
Why Leaders Stay Stuck–And Blasting That Obstacle Today!
Dan Waldschmidt lists the number one radical belief of super-star business leaders as “Just because you aren’t sure what to do doesn’t mean you shouldn’t
14 Habits for Becoming More Creative
Rarely is the path to anything great a straight line devoid of any obstacles or hiccups. At some point along the journey, a curve ball
A Step-by-Step Hiring Process You Can Plug and Play
Most leaders would say, if asked, that their people are their company’s best asset. And if that is true, then it starts with hiring the
What to Put in Your Own Leadership Growth Plan
Your business and your team can only grow as high as you have grown yourself. Sure, you can be a poser for a while, but
How to be a Flex-Leader
“Blessed are the flexible, for they will never be bent out of shape.” I saw this on a bumper sticker once and thought how true
How to Take Your Leadership from Good Enough to Excellent
“Your job is to leave the organization better than you found it. You are its steward,” states John Addison, and the way to assure that
Why You Must Be a Good Decision-Maker in Leadership
Ready, aim, fire. Leaders need all three of those actions in their portfolio. A lot of Ready is knowing and preparing yourself for action, and
A Good Set of Ground Rules for Your Meetings and Retreats
When I facilitate retreats for organizations and teams, I usually start out by having the group come up with their own ground rules by which
Why Boldness is Essential in Your Leadership
Life throws you curve balls and many days you may feel off-kilter. And that may affect your self-confidence or make you tempted to hedge your
How to Make Your Team Happier
Happy employees make for happy customers—and that leads to higher profits. As a leader, you can use your position to create a motivating environment and
Set Some “The Rest of Your Life” Goals
On my 37th birthday, I came up with a list of things I want to be characterized by, for the 2nd half of my life;
How to Get Out of a Rut
Golf courses try to keep their grounds looking as pristine as possible. But golf CARTS can be an enemy to this goal because of how
Would You Call Yourself Open-Minded?
Paradigms are ways of thinking on an issue. Most of our paradigms are in cement due to: the family system we grew up in, our
Checklist of Actions to Take Every Day
We feel successful when we develop daily habits that positively shape who we are and what we stand for. Here’s a list I’ve compiled of
Do You Need to Get Out More?
While I am a big proponent of alone-time, in order to make space for self-evaluation and creative breakthroughs, I believe the other side of the
What I Learned from a Failed Business Venture
A few years ago, I attempted to take a second plunge into entrepreneurship by starting a second business. It was a need in the community in
Stretchin’ Like a Rubber Band
Are you comfortable? I don’t mean in the chair in which you are reading this blog. I mean, in life and in your job. The
Who Do You Admire?
“Tell me who you admire, and I will tell you what kind of person you aspire to become.” –Sam Keen I like that quote because,