Guest

From time to time, guest writers contribute to Thin Difference. Topics include leadership, career development, creativity, and mindfulness. Our mission is to “Cross the gap and lead with a new story line,” inspiring Millennial leaders.

Guest's Articles

4 Leadership Lessons Learned On a Dysfunctional Team

It’s been reported that 75% of cross-functional teams are dysfunctional. On one? Don’t fret. Here are a few lessons learned on a dysfunctional team.

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7 Personality Traits Powerful Leaders Share

Whether you want to lead a team, community, large corporation or startup, these 7 personality traits powerful leaders share will help you succeed.

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Innovation: a Tool for Realizing Potential

Too often innovation is seen as an end in and of itself. Rob Long makes a case instead, for leaders to see innovation as a tool for realizing potential.

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The 7 Skills of Highly Effective Millennial Leaders

Millennials occupy a majority of the American workforce. David Grossman draws on his experience to share 7 skills of highly effective millennial leaders.

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Stop Optimizing and Solve Problems

To gain the right problem solving behaviors, we need to stop optimizing. Our organizational culture requires a shift from optimizing to solving.

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3 Brutal Leadership Truths No One Likes to Admit

Guest Post by Annabelle Smyth Let’s face it; leadership can be incredibly challenging. Although some people have a natural inclination for leadership roles, it doesn’t eliminate the effort it takes to become successful. It doesn’t negate the value of experience and dedication. And it certainly doesn’t get rid of the challenges that leaders are bound…

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Is the Juice Worth the Squeeze?

Guest Post by Mark Miller Sometimes, the effort required to achieve a desired outcome is just not worth it. Recently I’ve been thinking and writing about why some ideas are widely embraced, and others fail to make a difference. Obviously, many factors determine the traction an idea has in the world; perceived value, awareness, and…

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7 Ways to Develop Leadership Skills While Volunteering

Guest Post by Jessica Freeman You sign up for a volunteering program, willing to learn as much as possible. However, the disappointment occurs shortly after: you realize that the people in the organization are giving you silly tasks and you don’t even get in touch with the leaders. How are you supposed to obtain leadership…

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5 Inspirational Millennials to Motivate Us All

Guest Post by Megan Thompson From time to time, we all meet people that inspire the heck out of us, people that have us wanting to become the most successful versions of ourselves, and who motivate us to be better than we currently are. Right now, we’re in the middle of what some call the…

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How to Effectively Run Remote Teams

Guest Post by Sophia Anderson Hiring remote workers has been debated and analyzed many times, and you will always find those in favor of it, and those who are against it, but rarely will you find actual advice on how to successfully manage a remote team of people. In this day and age, geographical location…

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Hit A Creative Roadblock? Break Through In 4 Steps

Guest Post by Jeff Kavanaugh Have you ever had an idea — a brilliant idea — that you couldn’t wait to dive into? And have you ever experienced the frustration of hitting a roadblock after pouring hours and hours into your brilliant idea? Everyone knows this feeling. The typical process looks like this: You have…

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A Guide To Ensuring Employee Accountability

Guest Post by Andre Lavoie Think back to the elementary school lunchroom. You and your classmates would be chatting loudly and swapping bags of chips when someone had the great idea to start a food fight. After the first fruit cup took flight, a few other brave kids would chuck the contents of their lunch…

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