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 Ways to Foster Innovation in Your Company Culture

Guest Post by James Pointon Innovation is something that is absolutely necessary for continued success. Even if you are at the top of your field, resting on your laurels and sticking with the same old routines will only succeed in leaving you behind at the bottom of the pack. But it’s not easy to innovate,…

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How Anxiety Affects Your Leadership

Guest Post by Jessica Thiefels Being the leader of a company comes with its perks and drawbacks. One of the drawbacks: anxiety. Even if you don’t deal with this in your personal life, being in a leadership role can cause it to flare up, whether you’re asked to take on more responsibilities or need to manage…

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How to Create a Productive Office Environment

Guest Post by Amelia Knott Our environment has a large impact on how productive we’re able to be. Consider trying to study in a nightclub, or party in a library. You won’t be able to do what you need to do if your environment is actively working against you. Creating a Productive Work Environment If your employees…

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Five Steps to Avoid “Death by Ambiguity”

Guest Post by Jennifer Davis When a company reorganizes, hires a new leader, or when an individual’s job responsibilities morph into a new role – a common phrase is often heard when the changes are introduced, and that is “change is hard.” But change is also necessary – for businesses to address new competition or…

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5 Ways Millennials Can Tackle Work Related Stress

Guest Post by Riya Sander From paying down student loan debt to running a young family to even juggling projects at work, life for many millennials is a real challenge. With an estimated 75% of the workforce being millennials by 2025 and over 2.5 billion millennials worldwide, we are ticking time bombs walking around at…

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How to Write A Job Winning Resume

Guest Post by Mary Walton A resume has to do a lot of things in a short space of time. It has to outline all your skills, detail your entire work history, and show that you’re the right person for the job at hand. With so many resumes making it to your potential employer, though,…

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6 Employee Retention Strategies For Your Company

Guest Post by Tess Pajaron The best employee for your company is one who already has a thorough understanding of the job and a proven track record of being excellent at performing his or her duties. Make Employee Retention Job Number One Losing employees has a potentially devastating domino effect. It takes time and money to…

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This Is What Millennials Want From a Mentor

Guest Post by Aaron Michel When people think about what good mentorship looks like, they often think of Luke Skywalker honing his Jedi skills in the swamps of Dagobah, as Yoda offers him cryptic wisdom like, “Do or do not. There is no try.” (At least that’s how I used to think of mentorship.) While…

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5 Lessons I Couldn’t Learn in a Classroom

Guest Post by Sara Dougherty One year ago, I had just submitted my last final exam of my undergraduate career. Hello, real world! I am ready for you; at least I thought I was. If any of you are like me, you have recently been greeted by the stinging slap of the working world. People are…

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The Six Types of Engagement

Guest Post by Daniel Weinzveg Whether I am talking to clients, workshop participants or the lady next to me on the plane, I keep hearing similar refrains , “How do I engage … team, donors, colleagues, clients, volunteers, employees, etc.?!” But the problem with this new buzzword (engagement) is that it means different things to…

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5 Signs You Need a Career Change

Guest Post by Caroline Schmidt The desire for a career change can arise for anyone, at any time. Whether you’re in your fifties or twenties, working full time in an office or part time in a retail store. The most important thing is to know what signs to listen for to make an informed decision…

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What’s Next For Millennials? Leading the Next Generation

Guest Post by Kern Carter An odd question, I know. It seems like many Millennials are either still searching for themselves personally and professionally or just hitting their stride in both. But I feel like the question must be asked. As a recent member of the 30’s club, I’m a Millennial that’s already thinking about…

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