Boss’s Tip of the Week: Let them know what you expect

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The people on your team should know what you expect from them. If you don’t tell them, they will guess. At best, they will only get things partly right. That’s a recipe for chaos and confusion. It also means that hard working team members will be “caught” doing something wrong. That’s bad for  »  Read More

From the Independent Business Blogs: 3/15/17

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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: 3/14/17

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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: Simply Brilliant by William C. Taylor

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“Insanity is doing things the same way and expecting a different result.” I’m sure you’ve heard that line, or something like it. I’ve heard it attributed to Albert Einstein, Mark Twain, and “an ancient Chinese proverb.” Whoever said it first captured an elemental truth in a single pithy line. It could be the  »  Read More

Leadership Reading to Start Your Week: 3/13/17

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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: Two kinds of fairness

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Fairness is more than one thing. There are actually two kinds of fairness. You probably know that your team members will judge how fairly you treat them based on the consequences you deliver. If they think that the consequences are appropriate for their action, follow the rules, and are the same for everyone, they’ll  »  Read More

Leadership: Caring for the people is part of the job

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Someone once described my father as a man who “trails smiles in his wake.” Mike was like that. When he walked around his business, people were genuinely glad to see him. If they weren’t smiling when he showed up, they were usually smiling when he left. My mentor, Leonard, was different. Leonard’s style was more  »  Read More

From the Independent Business Blogs: 3/8/17

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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: 3/7/17

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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: Scaling Up Excellence

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Full disclosure. You should know that I’m a friend of Bob Sutton’s. You should also know that I’m a fan. I’m a fan because of the great work that he does, and Scaling Up Excellence is an example of his best work. That’s saying a lot. He’s done a couple of books with Jeffrey Pfeffer, including Hard Facts  »  Read More

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