Solving Problems Three Ways

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“Houston, we have a problem.” That phrase has worked its way into the lexicon. Never mind that it’s not exactly what astronaut Jack Swigert said on April 13, 1970. Now we often use the phrase humorously to indicate an “oops!” The reason the phrase has become so popular is that all of us have problems all the  »  Read More

From the Independent Business Blogs: 5/10/17

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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: 5/9/17

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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 Mike Figliuolo chooses what to read

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Mike Figliuolo is an honor graduate of the United States Military Academy, he’s also a McKinsey alum and former business executive who is currently the Managing Director of thoughtLEADERS LLC. That firm trains senior executives in critical business skills. Mike is the author of three books ­ One Piece of Paper: The  »  Read More

Leadership Reading to Start Your Week: 5/8/17

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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: Take Breaks

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Breaks help you stay fresh and deliver more of your highest quality work. They help you keep your mental balance. Dr. Ernest Lawrence Rossi, who studies what are called “ultradian rhythms”, found that human beings naturally fall into a pattern of needing a break after 90 to 120 minutes of work. Rossi recommends  »  Read More

Leadership Balance

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When it comes to leadership, we’ve got the idea of balance all wrong. Our basic definitions of balance include words like “stability” and “equipoise” and “equilibrium.” But business is a dynamic, moving, ever-changing thing. Equilibrium, if it exists at all, exists for only a nanosecond. Another way we get  »  Read More

From the Independent Business Blogs: 5/3/17

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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: 5/2/17

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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 Stephen Lynch chooses what to read

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Stephen Lynch is the Head of Strategy and Consulting for RESULTS.com and the author of Business Execution for Results. He was two other distinctions that are relevant here. First, he has the most interesting bio of anyone I know and, second, he is incredibly disciplined in his choices about everything, including what he  »  Read More

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