Category: Personal Development

Boss’s Tip of the Week: Learn from Bad Examples

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Even bad examples can be good for you, but it won’t happen by accident. To get the most positive learning from a bad example, write down the following. Write down what the person did. Be descriptive. Eliminate judgment words. Write down the logical result of what they did. Be specific. Write down the emotional result  »  Read More

Leadership: Emotions at Work

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I think many of my professors and some of my bosses wanted managers to be like Star Trek’s Mr. Spock. Spock, you will recall, was totally rational. Well, that just ain’t me. And it ain’t you, either. In business, you deal with people. And when you deal with people, emotions are a part of the mix. If you’re a boss  »  Read More

Boss’s Tip of the Week: Keep a Growth Journal

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Your Growth Journal is the place where you can collect your observations, ideas, hopes, and plans for how you want to do things. Here are some ways to make it as useful as possible. “Journal” means every day. Take a few moments every day to write things in your journal. Make your journal time a time of  »  Read More

Leadership: Crucibles, Consolidation and the Power of a Journal

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I wasn’t a “necessity entrepreneur,” but I started my business after I’d been fired from three previous jobs. I knew I could produce results. I thought that I might be the only boss who wouldn’t fire me. What followed was one of the most intense periods in my life. My first year in business was a deep dive into  »  Read More

Chasing the wrong goal

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It’s funny, I can’t tell you exactly what year it was, but I remember the precise moment I realized that I was pursuing the wrong goal. Here’s the story. Isaac Asimov was one of my great writing heroes. He wrote amazing science fiction, but also novels and science and history and more. At the time I set my goal, he  »  Read More

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