Leaders and Strategies in Real Life: 3/28/17

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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

Leadership: Create a great working environment for your team

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If you’re responsible for the performance of a group, then you’re a boss. And, your challenge is to create a great working environment for your team. Fortunately, we know what a great working environment looks like. For a couple of decades, I asked the participants in my programs to identify a time when it was great to  »  Read More

Putting the Progress Principle to Work

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If you are responsible for the performance of a group, if you go to work every day and face the twin challenges of accomplishing the mission and caring for your people, then you need to read The Progress Principle: Using Small Wins to Ignite Joy, Engagement, and Creativity at Work by Teresa Amabile and Steven Kramer. More  »  Read More

Leadership Reading to Start Your Week: 3/27/17

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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: Go for small wins

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You’ve heard advice to “go for the gold” and it’s a great idea, but you’re most likely to get there if you take lots of small steps. When you set goals or lay out expectations for your team members or yourself, make sure they’re achievable. Small wins give you improvement and achievement  »  Read More

Leadership: there is only do

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It was early in my career, and my big task that day was to talk to one of our warehouse workers about his increasingly poor performance. It seemed like things were going okay until, suddenly, everything went bad at once. The man across the desk from me rose up and towered over me. His face was bright red and his giant  »  Read More

From the Independent Business Blogs: 3/22/17

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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: 3/21/17

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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

Business Book Classics: Management in Small Doses

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For a long time, we didn’t have to worry about business book “classics” because there just weren’t that many business books. Today gazillions of business books are published every year. Some are great, others are horrid, and the vast majority are mediocre. It’s the bell curve at work. That’s why it’s worth  »  Read More

Leadership Reading to Start Your Week: 3/20/17

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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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