Leaders and Strategies in Real Life: 8/8/17

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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 gets value from a book

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How Stephen Lynch gets the most from the business books he reads. Prior to e-readers, I read paperback versions of books with a pencil in hand and used the pencil to underline key passages or write notes in the margin. Whenever I needed to review the material from a book (e.g. if I was conducting research for an article)  »  Read More

Leadership Reading to Start Your Week: 8/7/17

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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 a break on complex problems

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Get-it-done conscious choosing works very well for problems with two possible choices or solutions. But when you’ve got more variables and, especially, when those variables interact in a complex system, you’ll get better results if you turn the problem over to the unconscious part of your brain. Gather your  »  Read More

Problem solving like you mean it

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Serious problems demand serious attention. I remember sitting at a meeting years ago when an issue was raised that might affect my company’s operations in all of South America. It was a big deal and a thorny problem. That didn’t make much difference to one of the people at the table, though. “Okay,” he said  »  Read More

From the Independent Business Blogs: 8/2/17

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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: 8/1/17

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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 gets the most value from a business book

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How Mike Figliuolo gets the most from the business books he reads. Getting value out of nonfiction requires you to find one or two insights from your reading and apply them immediately. Make these practices part of your daily behavior. Choose something small. Commit to applying it. Reread that section of the book after a  »  Read More

Leadership Reading to Start Your Week: 7/31/17

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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: Try it their way

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Sure, you’ve got experience and you know how things should be done. But if you think you know the only way, you’ll miss out on some helpful innovation and miss an opportunity to improve the working environment. Two facts are important. First, you don’t know all the ways work can get done. Second, part of  »  Read More

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