Category: Boss

Books that make the greatest impact on Mike Figliuolo

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I asked the members of the Intentional Reading Panel which books made the greatest impact on their business or life. Here’s Mike Figliuolo’s answer. The books that have made the greatest impact on my business life are Perspective on McKinsey by Marvin Bower and The Obstacle is the Way by Ryan Holiday. Bower’s work  »  Read More

Boss’s Tip of the Week: Pay Attention to What You Pay Attention To

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What you pay attention to is important. At least that’s what your team members think, and it gives them clues about how to act. If you reward performance, they will strive to perform better. If you praise effort, they will work harder. If you brush off their ideas so you can talk about office politics, they will stop  »  Read More

Boss’s Tip of the Week: Influence is a super power

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It’s a good news/bad news thing. Your team members watch and listen to everything you do and say. They talk about it among themselves. That’s the bad news. The good news is that they take what you do and what you say as clues to what they should do and say. That’s what influence is, how you act determines  »  Read More

Boss’s Tip of the Week: Your job is to help the team and the team members succeed.

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You may think that being a boss is only one job, but it’s really two. One is to accomplish the mission through the team. That’s the one most people are aware of. The other job is less recognized, but it’s important to your short term and long term success. Your job is to help your team members succeed  »  Read More

The Most Important Boss

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Bosses are people responsible for the performance of a group, but the most important ones aren’t at the top of the org chart. Sure, as you move toward the top of the org chart, the money goes up. In fact, some CEOs make hundreds of times what the average worker in their company makes. Prestige goes up, too. And it’s  »  Read More

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