Leadership Lessons from a Moving Adventure

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We talked for years about moving to the town where my wife grew up. This month, we did it. We moved from Charlotte, North Carolina to Hartsville, South Carolina, and learned a lot. Moving is hard and stressful. There are many moving parts and many things can go wrong. The one thing you can expect is the unexpected. The day  »  Read More

From the Independent Business Blogs: 10/17/18

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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: 10/16/18

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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: Little Steps

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From the outside, significant change and major improvements seem sudden and dramatic. In reality, the best way to create big change is to do it in small, steady steps. A little progress every day. A little better every day. Closer to the goal every day. Bonus: Making progress every day makes your days feel  »  Read More

From the Independent Business Blogs: 10/10/18

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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

Business Book Classic: Managing for Results

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When Shelley told me she had never heard of Peter Drucker, I was astounded. Then I realized that it was the way of the world. Shelley was born in the 90s and went to college in this century. It’s likely that no one in her education ever mentioned Peter Drucker. That’s how things work. Ideas and the names of thinkers  »  Read More

Boss’s Tip of the Week: People who are top performers

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People who are top performers can present your biggest challenges. You must keep finding new ways to help them grow, develop, and make progress. They are the people most likely to be the target of recruiting efforts. Don’t take them for granted. Praise them for their good work. Help them find new challenges and  »  Read More

Weekend Leadership Reading: 10/5/18

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

The Thing About Judy

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Two big shipping companies each have stores near me. They have similar merchandise and similar services. Their prices are about the same. When it’s my choice to go to one for products or services, I always pick the same one. Judy is the reason. Judy remembers my name, even though I’m not a very frequent or important  »  Read More

From the Independent Business Blogs: 10/3/18

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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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