Leaders and Strategies in Real Life: 7/25/17

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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

How Art Petty gets the most from a business book

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How Art Petty gets the most from the business books he reads. I have not thought about my process, but I do have one. If this is a business book, I love to read the preface or introduction and strive to understand the author’s motivation and purpose for the book. Then in what is I am sure a violation of everything an  »  Read More

Leadership Reading to Start Your Week: 7/24/17

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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: Managing a project is different

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You’ll spend a lot of time working on projects in your business life. When you’re a member of the project team, it’s your responsibility to help the team succeed. When you’re the project team leader your twin challenges are to accomplish the mission and help the team members grow and develop as a result of working  »  Read More

How three men in suits made Apollo 11 a success

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October 5, 1957 was mild for October in New York City. I usually don’t remember the details of weather on a specific date, but that night was special. My family and several other people went to the roof of our apartment building and scanned the skies for Russia’s Sputnik, which had been launched the day before. The  »  Read More

From the Independent Business Blogs: 7/19/17

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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: 7/18/17

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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: The Outward Mindset

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I have no evidence that it happened, but I imagine the folks at the Arbinger Institute sitting around and brainstorming what they should do next. “I think we need another book,” said one. “Great idea!” said another. “What should we write about?” “We need a buzzword. How about ‘mindset?’” That seems to  »  Read More

Leadership Reading to Start Your Week: 7/17/17

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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: Understanding is not automatic

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No matter how good you become at laying out clear expectations, understanding will never be automatic. You have to check. Check to make sure your team member understands the assignment before you part company. You both should have the same idea of what will happen, when it will happen, and how performance will be  »  Read More

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