Leaders and Strategies in Real Life: 4/11/17

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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 Books: Become an Intentional Reader

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Most of the people who buy business books don’t read them or, if they do read them at all, they only read the first chapter or so. If you read your business books on Kindle, you can check this easily for yourself. Take out your Kindle, pick any business book you own and check the popular highlights. For almost all the  »  Read More

Leadership Reading to Start Your Week: 4/10/17

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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: Get the story of the problem

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Next time there’s a problem, ask for problem’s story. The story of the problem will give you the first signs, the sequence of symptoms, the actions taken already, and much more. You can even ask more than one person for the story, so you get a richer idea of what’s going on. This is only one of 347 tips  »  Read More

The Ray Standard

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I was on my weekly errand run, checking out at a drugstore I visit frequently. As usual, Helen, the early morning cashier, was taking care of me. I asked her what was new. “Ray got promoted and moved to a bigger store,” she said. “I’m really happy for him.” “How’s the new store manager?” I  »  Read More

From the Independent Business Blogs: 4/5/17

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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: 4/4/17

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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

Book Review: The Undoing Project

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The Undoing Project: A Friendship That Changed Our Minds, by Michael Lewis, is a well-written story about two people who developed some important ideas. This book is a well-told story, but that’s both its strength and its weakness. The story is about the ideas and relationship of Amos Tversky and Daniel Kahneman. They  »  Read More

Leadership Reading to Start Your Week: 4/3/17

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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: Think Small

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The common advice is to think big and stretch your boundaries. That’s good advice, but there are times as a boss when it’s best to think small. Catch problems when they’re small and they’re easier to solve. Lots of small course corrections are easier than a few big ones. Small wins maintain momentum  »  Read More

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