Personal Development: Improve yourself like George Washington

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When I was a boy, I heard lots of stories about George Washington. There was the one about chopping down the cherry tree and then owning up to it. There was the one about throwing a dollar across the Potomac River. Those legends turn out to be far less interesting than the reality. The good folks at Smartbrief on  »  Read More

From the Independent Business Blogs: 6/29/16

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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: 6/28/16

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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: Grit

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This book was a huge disappointment. I saw Angela Duckworth’s TED talk. I read articles and interviews with her about her work. I expected her book, Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance, to go beyond what I already knew. I was looking forward to a better definition of “grit” and some solid research to help me  »  Read More

Leadership Reading to Start Your Week: 6/27/16

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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: 6/24/16

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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 Sussex IM, Graco, Hormel, Sears, and Netflix. From Rick Romell: Sussex IM plastics company grows in jobs  »  Read More

When the crisis comes, it is too late to prepare

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Bishop Hanns Lilje was imprisoned by Hitler but I didn’t know that when I met him. For me he was a genial man who laughed often. I considered him one of my father’s many German pastor friends. Then I read his book, The Valley of the Shadow. That book is no longer in print, but in a few pages it told about  »  Read More

From the Independent Business Blogs: 6/22/16

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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: 6/21/16

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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: David and Goliath

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If you love Malcolm Gladwell’s books, you know what to expect. You know that there are great stories in this book. You expect counter-intuitive assertions, supported by solid reasoning and research. David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling has all those things. But that’s not all. Gladwell’s  »  Read More

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