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

Pumping Schedule: Thoughts on Parental Leave and Family Support

As leaders, it is our responsibility to advocate, and inspire others to advocate, for equity as a strategic investment. Parental leave is a wise investment.

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Is Modern Leadership Missing the Point?

By focussing solely on growth and progress, could modern leadership be missing the point? Matthew Jones makes a case for a broader, more ambitious vision.

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How Much Should Entrepreneurs Pay Themselves?

How much should entrepreneurs pay themselves? It’s tricky business. Here are a few tips to figure out how much you should be paying yourself, and how often.

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How to Sell Your Skills in a New Industry

Spent years employed in an industry but ready for a change? Here’s how to sell your skills and find the perfect position in a new industry.

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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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