The Good Idea Exchange

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Recent studies, articles and books have done away with the age-old myth that introverts were shy and ineffective in social situations. Introverts are actually a great addition to any team because they’re typically great listeners, writes introvert and OPEN Forum contributor Erika Napoletano.

11 Characteristics of Resourceful Business Leaders
While asking for a favor might come off as weak to some, it’s how the most successful business leaders get to the top. Find out what characteristics I commonly see in the most resourceful leaders.”


"If we don’t change, we don’t grow. If we don’t grow, we aren’t really living."~ #quotes #qotd #leadership #life #motivation #grow #inspiration

6 Magic Traits of Indispensable Employees
An employee survey turned into much more when a set of fascinating themes emerged.”

I believe in the imagination. What I cannot see is infinitely more important than what I can see.
Duane Michals (



1. Make a list of 100 things you absolutely love.

2. See if you can find a common theme among them.

3. See if you can combine seemingly different ones together in a novel way, and figure out how you can use this theme to add value to people’s lives.

4. Prioritize them from greatest to…

The Only Ten Things You Need To Know To Be A Great Leader

I was a bad leader. Here are some things I didn’t know about my own company: I didn’t know what our product did. I didn’t know any of the clients. I didn’t know how much money we made. I didn’t know how much we lost. And I had crushes on the secretaries and maybe two or ten other employees.”


A step in the right direction

From Player Piano, this is quite possibly my favorite quotes of all time. It’s a reminder that progress is rarely relentlessly forward.

3 Rules Leaders Should Not Implement
"Most of us have jobs that are too small for our spirits." – Studs Terkel

3 Rules Leaders Should Not Implement

"Most of us have jobs that are too small for our spirits." – Studs Terkel