Weekend Leadership Reading: 2/23/18

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Weekends are time when things slow down a little. Your weekend shouldn’t be two more regular work days. That’s a sure road to burnout. Take time to refresh yourself. Take time for something different. Take time for some of that reading you can’t find time for during the week. Here are choice articles on hot  »  Read More

Learning from History: What didn’t they know and when didn’t they know it?

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One of the big problems when we seek to learn the lessons of history is that we know how things turned out. That leads to what psychologists call “hindsight bias,” the tendency to think that what happened was inevitable or predictable. That’s almost never true. Consider Dwight Eisenhower in the hours leading up to D  »  Read More

From the Independent Business Blogs: 2/21/18

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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: 2/20/18

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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 Boys in the Boat

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In 2014, I was working with a client to help him put together a book of profiles of top performers in his field. My client interviewed all of them. My job was to review his interviews and then conduct follow-up interviews. That’s where a strange thing happened. I like to ask interview subjects a question that’s not  »  Read More

Boss’s Tip of the Week: The Team is Your Destiny

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When you become a boss, you place your destiny in the hands and hearts of your team. They get to choose whether to pitch in or not, whether to play nice with each other or not, whether to listen to your directions or not. That can be scary, but it can also become the source of great performance. Teams, working together  »  Read More

Weekend Leadership Reading: 2/16/18

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Weekends are time when things slow down a little. Your weekend shouldn’t be two more regular work days. That’s a sure road to burnout. Take time to refresh yourself. Take time for something different. Take time for some of that reading you can’t find time for during the week. Here are choice articles on hot  »  Read More

Mr. Morris Lives

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Helen is well past ninety. She’s physically healthy, but there are a lot of things she doesn’t remember. When I stop to talk to her, she always asks the name of my dog. When I tell her, she always says that’s it’s like the dog in some movie. She can’t remember the title of the movie. And she always loves it  »  Read More

From the Independent Business Blogs: 2/14/18

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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: 2/13/18

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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

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