Category: Everything Else

From the Independent Business Blogs: 2/22/17

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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

Boss’s Tip of the Week: Help your team members succeed

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It’s not sufficient to accomplish the mission. Part of your job is helping your team members succeed. Help your team members succeed today by making sure they have the skills and resources to do what you ask them to do. Help your team members succeed today by giving clear and reasonable assignments and following up  »  Read More

Leaders and Strategies in Real Life: 2/7/17

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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

Boss’s Tip of the Week: Don’t sugar-coat

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Discussions of poor performance with your team members will never be easy. But too many bosses sugar-coat their description of the issue. They think that will make it go down better. It’s a bad idea. Sugar-coating legitimate criticism robs it of nutritional value. People can’t change unless they know what  »  Read More

Every day in some small way you can get better and better

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For almost fifty years I’ve worked to get just a little better at one thing every day. I got the idea from an author whose name I don’t remember anymore. He suggested that you pick one thing to work on every day and write it down on an index card the night before. Then, look at it several times during the next day to  »  Read More

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