6 Tips for a Great Personal Development Plan

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I think we all want to be the best that we can be and squeeze all the juice we can out of this one life and career that we’ve got. After five decades in the workplace, I know one thing for sure. That’s not going to happen without effort. This really is one of those cases where you need to plan your work and work your  »  Read More

From the Independent Business Blogs: 6/6/18

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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: 6/5/18

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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

Summer Reading: My Summer Reading Plan Inspired by my Father

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My father was a Lutheran pastor, and a pastor’s life is a busy one. It’s filled with sermon preparations, visits to church members at home and at work, and meetings of all kinds. My father was a voracious reader. Even with his demanding schedule, he normally read two or three books a week. Some reading was related to  »  Read More

Boss’s Tip of the Week: Baby Steps

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For you and your team members, progress will usually happen in small steps. Big achievements and big improvements happen one baby step at a time. So, encourage the baby steps. Praise the effort. Praise the progress. This is only one of 347 tips in my ebook, Become a Better Boss One Tip at a  »  Read More

Weekend Leadership Reading: 6/1/18

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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

4 Ways to Make Every Day Better

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A day doesn’t seem like much. And if you’re responsible for a group in today’s volatile environment, an awful lot of things are out of your control. That can be overwhelming, but if you use every day to make a little progress you can make big things happen. Here are four ways to make progress every day. Do At Least  »  Read More

From the Independent Business Blogs: 5/30/18

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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: 5/29/18

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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

Memorial Day Thoughts and Reading

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I become pensive around Memorial Day. I remember those whom, as the Episcopal liturgy says, “we love, but see no longer.” They are special friends, but, as the Warrior’s Toast puts it, “absent friends” and I will toast them this Memorial Day as every other Memorial Day. The odd and the small  »  Read More

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