Leadership Reading to Start Your Week: 4/24/17

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Here are choice articles on hot leadership topics culled from the business schools, the business press and major consulting firms, to start off your work week. I’m pointing you to articles about leadership, strategy, industries, innovation, women and work, and work and learning now and in the future. Highlights  »  Read More

Boss’s Tip of the Week: Touch base a lot

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Great bosses touch base a lot. It’s a simple behavior that can make things better for everyone. When you touch base a lot, conversations happen naturally and conversations are your key tool. When you touch base a lot, the fact that you’re there is not an event, so it’s easier to observe and to get your  »  Read More

Becoming a Great Boss: Where to Start

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I’ve been observing, talking to, and studying great bosses for more than four decades. They’re all different. Great bosses are men and women. They’re tall and they’re short. Some great bosses are boisterous while others are very quiet. Some are blindingly brilliant, while others don’t seem very bright at all. The  »  Read More

From the Independent Business Blogs: 4/19/17

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Independent business blogs are blogs that aren’t supported by an organization like a magazine, newspaper, company, or business school. Those people provide lots of great content, but they don’t need any additional exposure. In this post, every week, I bring you posts of quality from excellent bloggers that  »  Read More

Leaders and Strategies in Real Life: 4/18/17

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Instead of studying leadership, why not spend some time studying leaders and strategies in the wild? You can learn a lot from leadership experts, but you always see the leader and what he or she does through the expert’s personal lens. Supplement that learning with studying real leaders in real life situations and draw  »  Read More

Book Review: Pre-Suasion by Robert Cialdini

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I was pre-pared to like Pre-suasion: A Revolutionary Way to Influence and Persuade, by Robert Cialdini. After all, his earlier work, Influence, was something of a cult classic among those of us who think a lot about persuasive writing. We mined it for insights that helped us write more persuasive copy and referred it to  »  Read More

Leadership Reading to Start Your Week: 4/17/17

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Here are choice articles on hot leadership topics culled from the business schools, the business press and major consulting firms, to start off your work week. I’m pointing you to articles about leadership, strategy, industries, innovation, women and work, and work and learning now and in the future. Highlights  »  Read More

Boss’s Tip of the Week: They’re watching you

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What you say and do are the tools you use to influence the behavior of the people who work for you. Your team members pay attention to what you say and what you do to get clues about what matters to you and what you expect them to do. Remember: the example you set determines the behavior you get. This is only one of 347  »  Read More

Beware of these three leadership traps

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SNAP!! When the trap closes, it’s too late to do anything. In the physical world, we set traps for other things like mice and pantry moths. Leadership traps are more insidious because you set them for yourself and when they spring, it’s too late. Here are three of the most dangerous leadership traps. The Precedent  »  Read More

From the Independent Business Blogs: 4/12/17

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Independent business blogs are blogs that aren’t supported by an organization like a magazine, newspaper, company, or business school. Those people provide lots of great content, but they don’t need any additional exposure. In this post, every week, I bring you posts of quality from excellent bloggers that  »  Read More

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