Good Worry, Bad Worry

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I looked up the word “worry” in the dictionary. It said: “Give way to anxiety or unease; allow one’s mind to dwell on difficulty or troubles.” There were synonyms, too. They included fret, agonize, brood, panic, lose sleep, and get worked up. Not a positive thought in the bunch. But worry is  »  Read More

From the Independent Business Blogs: 6/3/20

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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: The Journey of Not Knowing

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Amazon’s reader reviews are usually a great tool to point you to great business books. This book is an exception. Great reviews. Not so great book. I bought The Journey of Not Knowing, in large part, because of the reviews. When I got done reading the book, I wondered if the reviewers had read the same book that I  »  Read More

Boss’s Tip of the Week: No pain, no gain

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It’s an old saying and a true one. There’s no gain without pain, at least a little bit. If there’s no spot in your life where you’re not at least a teeny bit uncomfortable because you’re learning or trying something new, it’s a sign that you’re not growing. This is only one of 347  »  Read More

Weekend Leadership Reading: 5/29/20

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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

Learning to Lead is not Like Learning to Play the Piano

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Learning to lead is hard work. You’ll be learning to lead for your entire career. The big question is, how will you learn to lead well? That’s a challenge, because you don’t learn leadership the way you learn many other things in life. Learning Leadership Is Not Like Learning History History is a  »  Read More

From the Independent Business Blogs: 5/27/20

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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

Boss’s Tip of the Week: Commit to continuous improvement

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There’s always more to learn and there are always things you can improve. Commit yourself and your team to continuous improvement, to doing things better every day. Read, talk to others, observe, and take classes to find good ideas. Critique your own performance. Improvement is a job that’s never done, but  »  Read More

Weekend Leadership Reading: 5/22/20

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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

Lessons from Playground Basketball

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The playground basketball I played growing up was pickup basketball. Today, there’s the AAU and coaches and uniforms and referees. They play some games indoors. Back then, it was outdoor playgrounds, metal backboards and a chain net, if there was a net. If you wanted to get as good as possible, you had to go where  »  Read More

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