From the Independent Business Blogs: 5/12/21

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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: How to Lead

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How to Lead: Wisdom from The World’s Greatest CEOs, Founders, And Game-Changers by David M. Rubenstein is an excellent book, but the title may be misleading. It’s not about “how to lead.” It’s about “how I got to where I am.” David Rubenstein interviewed “leaders” from a variety of fields. There are  »  Read More

Boss’s Tip of the Week: Get a Leadership Development Buddy

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Many people who exercise have a workout buddy they go to the gym and work out with. Runners have running buddies. Those buddies increase the likelihood that you’ll exercise or run on days when you’d rather sit on the couch and eat pizza. They develop along with you so you’re sharing similar problems and  »  Read More

Leadership lessons from C. F. Martin

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The C. F. Martin Guitar Company sold their first guitar in 1833. They’ve had a quality reputation and family ownership since the beginning.  Here’s a quote from their 1904 catalog: “How to build a guitar to give this tone is not a secret. It takes care and patience. Care in selecting materials, laying out the  »  Read More

From the Independent Business Blogs: 5/5/21

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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 recommendations for business leaders: 5/3/21

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Leaders are readers. Reading helps you discover ideas to try and expand your mental models. In this post I point you to reviews of recent business books. You’ll find pointers to reviews of Mutualism: Building the Next Economy from the Ground Up, The Art of Impossible: A Peak Performance Primer, Insight: The surprising  »  Read More

Boss’s Tip of the Week: Every Week

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The week is the ideal assessment period for most bosses. It’s long enough to allow for some rough spots but short enough to catch problems early. So, before you begin your weekend, ask these three questions. How did we do? Assess team and team member performance. What problems popped up? What successes did we have?  »  Read More

Weekend Leadership Reading on doing a better job as a boss 4/30/21

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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

4 Things to Do Every Day

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COVID changed the workplace. Sometimes, it seems like we’ve thrown a whole bunch of puzzle pieces high in the air and we’re trying to assemble a puzzle before the pieces hit the ground. It may seem like everything is different, but not everything has changed. The laws of nature and human nature have not been repealed  »  Read More

From the Independent Business Blogs: 4/28/21

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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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