Book recommendations for business leaders: 11/23/20

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Stephen King says that if you want to be a writer, there are two things you must do: read a lot and write a lot. This is about the “read a lot” part. I include reading lists and book reviews that will help you do business more effectively and write better for business. In this post, I point you to reviews of  »  Read More

Boss’s Tip of the Week: Less gotcha, more helpya

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There are two basic supervision styles. Some supervisors understand their job as catching people doing the wrong thing and then correcting them. That’s hard and frustrating work and usually doesn’t improve performance. Other supervisors understand their job as helping the team and team members succeed. Their teams  »  Read More

Weekend Leadership Reading: 11/20/20: The workforce and the workplace

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Weekends are time when things slow down a little. Your weekend shouldn’t be two more regular workdays. 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

Back to Basics

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Leadership literature is filled with tricks and hacks and little things you can do that are guaranteed to work “according to science.” I don’t know about you, but I am seriously tired of it. Leadership is hard. But it’s not hard because there’s so much to understand. It’s hard because you must do the right  »  Read More

From the Independent Business Blogs: 11/18/20

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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

Book Review: Winners Dream

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There are three kinds of business books. There are big idea books like Humanocracy. There are process books that show you step-by-step how to do something that will make your business better. And there are first-person accounts of business. In my experience, the most readable books with the most lasting lessons are the  »  Read More

Boss’s Tip of the Week: Have more than one role model

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Don’t limit yourself to a single role model. Role models are like mentors in your mind and you’ll be more successful if you have more than one. Choose your role model based on his or her ability to do a specific thing. It might be problem-solving, or talking to people about performance, or conducting meetings  »  Read More

Weekend Leadership Reading: 11/13/20

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Weekends are time when things slow down a little. Your weekend shouldn’t be two more regular workdays. 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

Jim McGee’s Thoughts from the Past

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One of the great blessings of my life was to spend time with my father-in-law, Jim McGee. He taught me a lot by what he said and the way he lived. Jim wrote the following on April 15, 1995. He had retired six years before. He titled it, “Thoughts from the Past.” -o0o- Keep a pad or a dictating machine by your bed at  »  Read More

From the Independent Business Blogs: 11/11/20

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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

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