Stories and Strategies from Real Life: 12/9/16

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Some of the best learning happens when you read stories about real people and real companies. Read them for ideas, for lessons, and inspiration. This week’s stories and strategies from real life are about Domino’s, Google, Apple, U. S. Concrete, and Citi. From Bill Taylor: How Domino’s Pizza Reinvented  »  Read More

How to Have More Successful Supervisory Conversations

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For a couple of decades, one of the first exercises I did in every supervisory skills class was to ask the participants what they wanted to learn. Again and again, “How to talk to team members about behavior or performance” turned up at the top of the list. Here’s what you need to know if you want to do that part of  »  Read More

From the Independent Business Blogs: 12/7/16

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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

By and About Leaders: 12/6/16

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I think that one of the best ways to learn leadership isn’t studying “leadership” at all. Instead, study individual leaders in their natural habitat and decide what they do that you want to try. Articles by and about leaders and interviews with them are mini-case studies that show you an actual leader in  »  Read More

Rereading great business books

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I do not know how many times I’ve reread Peter Drucker’s excellent book, The Effective Executive. I do know that I wore out one hardback and three paperback versions before I finally bought an electronic version. Now that the book lives on my Kindle, I don’t tear up bindings anymore, but I’m still rereading. A  »  Read More

Leadership Reading to Start Your Week: 12/5/16

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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

Stories and Strategies from Real Life: 12/2/16

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Some of the best learning happens when you read stories about real people and real companies. Read them for ideas, for lessons, and inspiration. This week’s stories and strategies from real life are about TE Connectivity, Build-A-Bear, South Florida Tissue Paper, L.L. Bean, and Nike. From Joseph N. DiStefano:  »  Read More

Leadership Lessons from the Velveteen Rabbit

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Sometimes, at the end of the day when I’m reading for pleasure and relaxation, I read children’s books. One of my favorites is The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams. The other night, as I was reading it, it occurred to me that this is more than a book about love and growing up. It’s also about what happens to a  »  Read More

From the Independent Business Blogs: 11/30/16

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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

By and About Leaders: 11/29/16

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I think that one of the best ways to learn leadership isn’t studying “leadership” at all. Instead, study individual leaders in their natural habitat and decide what they do that you want to try. Articles by and about leaders and interviews with them are mini-case studies that show you an actual leader in  »  Read More

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