From the Independent Business Blogs: 1/18/17

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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

Leadership and Strategy in Real Life: 1/17/17

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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

My pick of the “Best Book” lists for 2016

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Every year, more people and publications than I can count publish lists of the best books from that year. Here’s my pick of the lists for 2016. I tried to select a limited number of lists that included books that my readers and clients would want to read if they knew about them. So, I picked lists of books that people  »  Read More

Leadership Reading to Start Your Week: 1/16/17

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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

Stories and Strategies from Real Life: 1/13/17

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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 Amazon, Nestlé, PepsiCo, Good Vibes Body Art, and Two Little Red Hens. From Leena Rao: 5 Ways Amazon Could Be an  »  Read More

Why you should have a system of goals

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Over the New Year’s weekend, I was going through some old papers, figuring out which ones to feed to the shredder, when I came upon several sets of my goals from many years ago. In one sense, finding them was like having a telescope to look at my past. I saw what was important to me 20 and 30 years ago. But the big thing  »  Read More

From the Independent Business Blogs: Date 1/11/17

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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

By and About Leaders: 1/10/17

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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

The Five Best Business Books I Read in 2016

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Business books are a big part of my life. I help my clients write their books and I evaluate book manuscripts for publishers. I also read books because I love the learning and the insight that I get. Here’s a list of the five best business books that I read for the first time in 2016. They’re listed in the order that I  »  Read More

Leadership Reading to Start Your Week: 1/9/17

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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

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