Creative Thinking for Leaders

Creative thinking is about being innovative in a way that is original and effective for generating the result you desire. Here are so key things to keep in mind about being creative as a leader.

Boost Your Life: Ultimate Guide on How to Be More Present

In today’s fast-paced world, it’s all too easy to find ourselves caught in a perpetual loop of jumping from one task to another, without ever pausing to savor the moment we’re living in. I’ve

Creative and Critical Thinking

The Synergy of Creative and Critical Thinking Critical thinking is the active, persistent and careful consideration of a belief or form of knowledge. It includes analysis and

Reimagining Goal Setting: The Power of Northstar Goals

A few years back, I found myself in a rut with goal-setting. I had all these grand ambitions, but making actual progress always felt like an uphill battle. I’d set huge goals like “become a famou

Believing in Yourself Again: 10 Ways To Reverse Course on Self-Sabotage

Believing in yourself is the key to achieving your goals. When you think you can succeed, you’re more likely to take action and push forward. But when you doubt yourself, you tend to hold back or s

Reclaim Your Time: Conquer the 4 Major Time Wasters

In our fast-paced, modern world, time is our most precious commodity. We’re constantly juggling responsibilities, chasing dreams, and trying to make the most of every moment. But have you ever felt

Discovering Your North Star: Crafting an Inspiring and Authentic Mission

Have you ever felt totally uninspired by those vague corporate mission statements? The ones that say things like “To be the world’s most trusted provider of integrated solutions”? Or by those v

50 Essential New Year’s Resolutions for 2024 (A Holistic Approach)

Ever wondered why most New Year’s resolutions don’t survive past February? It’s because they often target isolated aspects of our lives, neglecting the broader picture of our well-being. This y

What is a Milestone? A SMART-er Approach to Achieving Your Life Goals

We all have big dreams and ambitious goals we’d love to accomplish, like getting that major promotion while still having quality family time, getting fit and healthy despite a crazy busy schedule,

Why Motivation Follows Action, Not the Other Way Round

Think about the last time you wanted to make a change. How many of us, when seeking that spark of motivation, sit and wait for some external force to suddenly light a fire within us? It’s a familia

Goal Setting Theory: A Guide for Busy Leaders, Individuals and Teams

Life moves quickly. In chasing success, we can unintentionally sacrifice happiness. Lost in misguided priorities, we lose sight of the true meaning of our time. Progress seems to demand filling every

Creative Thinking: 6 Ways to Discover New Ideas (That Don’t Rely on Eureka Moments)

Creative thinking is the act of expressing an idea or solving a problem in a novel and useful way. Though it might seem abstract, thinking creatively really comes down to knowing what you want to acc

How Many YouTube Channels Have Over 1 Million Subscribers? Data Reveals the Answer.

There are approximately 41,900 YouTube channels with over 1 million subscribers. This estimate is based on publicly available data. Thanks to Jacob Bates who first shared this approach on his blog. T

Amateur Blogging: A Beginner’s Guide to Starting from Scratch

Amateur blogging is when a blog is independently run by a single author or a small team, not a large corporation. An amateur blog may be focused on one topic, multiple, or even cover parts of the aut

The 7 Most Important Habits of Successful Entrepreneurs (Learned from Experience)

I’ve been an entrepreneur for nearly twelve years. When I was last employed, I worked at Shopify profiling dozens of entrepreneurs in our magazine and podcast. After so much time spent practicing a

Let the Data Talk: 8 Data Visualization Tools for Created Custom Charts and Graphics

Most writers, bloggers, and content marketers aren’t great designers. That’s where data visualization tools come in: if you’re in need of a clean, simple chart or graphic, these tools can help

The 25 Best Content Creation Tools for Running High-Impact Content Marketing Programs

Content creation is a craft, and all crafts are influenced by their tools. So, what does the toolkit of the modern content writer or content marketer look like? Well, that depends on who you ask. I p

The 12 Best Content Marketing Tools for High-Impact Teams (No Fluff)

After 15 years of experience running content marketing programs for startups, global public companies like Shopify, and my own content-driven businesses, I’ve ended up trying a lot of tools. The tr

The 5 Content Marketing Metrics I Recommend to Track Performance

Marketing is a game best played with a scorecard, and the metrics you use will determine the type of game you end up playing. Picking relevant metrics matters when you’re playing to win. At the tim

How to Grow a Podcast: Lessons from Over 8 Million Downloads

For five years, I led the team responsible for producing and growing the Shopify Masters podcast, which is (obviously) owned by Shopify. When I left, the podcast had earned over 8 million downloads,

6 Non-Obvious Blogging Tools I Use to Run Multi-Million Dollar Blogs

Over the years, I’ve run blogs and content marketing programs for small startups to massive public companies like Shopify, where I lead the content and media teams. In these competitive spaces, the

Re-Entering The Workplace

How To Achieve Good Workplace Performance When Re-Entering The Workplace If you’ve been out of work for some time, the prospect of starting a new [...]

Why Surveys Are Beneficial for Businesses

Why Surveys Are Beneficial for Businesses There are a variety of actions a business can take to improve the overall performance standards of their employees, such as engaging [...]

Enhance Your Working Memory and Become More Efficient

Enhance Your Working Memory and Become More Efficient   It happens to all of us. We forget the phone number we just looked up, the [...]

A Better Manager is a Better Listener

A Better Manager is a Better Listener HR professionals are in the unique position of being able to cover both the organization or company they [...]

The Best Advice I Ever Got

    The Best Advice I Ever Got     In the March 21, 2005 issue of Fortune Paul Vivek shared the “The Best Advice [...]

Stuck in a Hole

    Coaching and Mentoring Stuck in a Hole     In an episode of The West Wing, the White House Chief of Staff Leo [...]

The Mexican Fisherman

    The Mexican Fisherman Author Unknown     The American investment banker was at the pier of a small coastal Mexican village when a [...]

Stone soup

  Stone Soup There was once a village struck by famine and the people there were starving. Children ran around on spindly legs, and as [...]

New Year’s Resolution Strategies

    New Year’s Resolution Strategies   According to the University of Scranton: Journal of Clinical Psychology (Research Date: 1/1/2014), only eight (8%) percent of [...]

Performance Management System

  Performance Management System – Best Practices for Successfully Measuring Results   In every organization, a performance management system is critical to the success and [...]

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