Your dumb questions might be the ticket to success


Do you ever wonder why your team meetings are filled with an awkward air of tension? My best guess is that there’s somebody in the room who’s holding their tongue, biting back their opinion, or feeling like they’ve been misunderstood. Nothing kills progress like lack of clarity. So how can you make sure that your next project is … [Read more...]

7 Mistakes Great Leaders Can’t Afford to Make

Path to success

Today’s leaders are under a lot of pressure. To be great at your job, it’s entirely possible that you cut a few corners to keep your head above water. But here’s the thing. If you aren’t careful, you’ll lose your edge. How do you keep that from happening? A little reflection might be in order, starting with this list of mistakes you should try … [Read more...]

Surround yourself with the right influencers

Who are your influencers

  "You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with." —Jim Rohn, American entrepreneur, author and motivational speaker. Who are your five people? Ask yourself this: How insightful are they? How optimistic are they? How open minded are they? How supportive are they? What do you want to achieve in the … [Read more...]

When a due date simply isn’t enough

Project Management Series

You know that moment when your project takes a turn for the worse? When the deadline is looming, and yet you see no possible end in sight? Me too. And I hate that feeling. Here are a seven tried and true ways to ensure this doesn't happen to you: Break down your project into multiple mini-deadlines Ask someone else to make you accountable, … [Read more...]

Using LinkedIn Endorsements to stay top of mind with your connections

Tips on LinkedIn

While LinkedIn abounds with connection opportunities, it can be difficult to get in front of someone using LinkedIn without seeming needy. One simple way to gain attention is by taking advantage of Endorsements. Using Endorsements to stay top of mind: Let's say you meet someone at a conference and have a few good conversations about what they … [Read more...]

The importance of your brand’s core attributes

Thinktapp brand core attributes

One of our favorite branding exercises when working with a new client is creating a core attributes list. The list becomes our go-to gut check as we move forward with new projects. These core attributes are at the root of our strategy and referenced when questioning motives behind activity throughout the company. Example: One of Thinktapp's core … [Read more...]

Facebook loves the Hashtag


In a blog post today, Facebook announced the rollout of hashtags. Now, when you click on a hashtag in your Facebook stream you'll be served up a collection of conversation points within that specific hashtag (topic). Great news for heavy Instagram users, since all of those awesome hashtags haven't been clickable up until now. Can't wait to give … [Read more...]