Weekend Leadership Reading: 9/20/19

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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

Sometimes “Improvement” Makes Things Worse

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The next time you go to the grocery store, stop for a minute in the produce section. Pick up a tomato and hold it in your hand. What you have there, my friend, is an example of how “improvement” can make things worse. When you get home from the store, take out your computer or tablet and search for  »  Read More

From the Independent Business Blogs: 9/18/19

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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: 9/17/19

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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

Book Review: The Power of Full Engagement

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Some books are game-changers. The Power of Full Engagement: Managing Energy, Not Time, Is the Key to High Performance and Personal Renewal by Jim Loehr and Tony Schwartz was a game-changer for me. Game-changers are well-written and, usually, well-researched. What makes a game-changer a game-changer is that you read it at a  »  Read More

Boss’s Tip of the Week: You can’t listen while you’re talking

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Listening is your best tool for gathering information and building relationships. But the fact is that you can’t listen when you’re talking. As my mother used to say, “God gave us two ears and one mouth. You should use them in that proportion.” This is only one of 347 tips in my ebook, Become a  »  Read More

Weekend Leadership Reading: 9/13/19

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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

Prepare the Way for Your Gemba Walk

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Warren Blackwell started in business selling and repairing vacuum cleaners. Then he started selling refinished furniture. Then he added fine oriental rugs. But that’s not important now. We’ve bought literally dozens of rugs from Warren. We’ve bought them for ourselves and as gifts. We’ve traded in  »  Read More

From the Independent Business Blogs: 9/11/19

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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: 9/10/19

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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

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