Leaders and Strategies in Real Life: 7/16/19

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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

What I’m Reading Now: Trillion Dollar Coach

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I just picked up a copy of Trillion Dollar Coach: The Leadership Playbook of Silicon Valley’s Bill Campbell by Eric Schmidt, Jonathan Rosenberg, and Alan Eagle. I want to read this book for two reasons. I’m hoping for leadership insights. Campbell was the coach for several top Silicon Valley executives. I want to  »  Read More

Boss’s Tip of the Week: Go with the grain

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Change is easier if you go with the cultural grain. Every company has cultural values that can help you drive change. If your company sees success in terms of sales, justify your recommendations using sales language and results. If your company values efficiency frame your arguments using the language of efficiency. This  »  Read More

Weekend Leadership Reading: 7/12/19

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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

Leadership: New Things Need Care

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A couple of weeks ago, we planted some new boxwoods in our yard. We must take special care of them during the period that they’re still “new.” That’s true of most new things. Whether it’s babies, boxwoods, or brainstorms, new things need special care and protection. Babies need to grow into productive adults  »  Read More

From the Independent Business Blogs: 7/10/19

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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 Lee Iacocca Edition

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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

Book Review: Quiet

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I bought Quiet: The Power of Introverts in A World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain, because several other books I read cited it and called it insightful and revolutionary. It turned out to be a book I thought had important content, but one that I quit reading. When I read an awful book, I slam the book shut early  »  Read More

Boss’s Tip of the Week: Don’t put it off

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When there’s a problem or when you need to talk to a team member about performance, the best time is usually now. Unless there’s a compelling reason not to, have that conversation or solve that problem right away. Most performance issues are not self-healing. If you leave them alone, they will usually go from  »  Read More

From the Independent Business Blogs: 7/3/19

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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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