Stories and Strategies from Real Life: 5/27/16

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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 Coach, Bechtel, Google, Rumi Spice, and Wawa. From Marie Driscoll: At Coach, It’s a New Day “The brand  »  Read More

8 ways you can Immerse yourself in the humanities this summer

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It seems like every pundit with a platform is coming out with their personal summer reading list for business leaders. I’ve got a better idea. This, year, why not skip those must-read business books for a couple of months and immerse yourself in the humanities? You’ll get better as a leader and take a break from all  »  Read More

From the Independent Business Blogs: 5/25/16

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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: 5/24/16

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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

Book Review: Mindset: The New Psychology of Success

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My mother was a thorn (or two) in the sides of my elementary school teachers. I started school in 1952, the heyday of the IQ Test. The School District was going to give every student an IQ test and put them in their proper place, based on the results. My mother thought that was both stupid and scandalous. “You think you  »  Read More

Leadership Reading to Start Your Week: 5/23/16

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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: 5/20/16

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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 Delta Air Lines, Apple, Lending Club, Slack, Spencer Ogden, Artfinder, and Howard Hunt. From Kristen Leigh  »  Read More

Commencement: 11 things I wish I’d learned sooner

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To commence something means to begin it. For students who are graduating, their commencement exercises are the beginning of what’s next. When I graduated from high school, in 1963, I knew something about what was next for me. I was taking the summer to work and play, but I had already enlisted in the Marines. I knew the  »  Read More

From the Independent Business Blogs: 5/18/16

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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: 5/17/16

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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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