Boss’s Tip of the Week: Try voluntary meetings

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Everybody hates meetings. Maybe you should make them voluntary and see what happens. In some companies, voluntary meetings are the norm, but you’ll probably have to try them and see how they work for you. This is only one of 347 tips in my ebook, Become a Better Boss One Tip at a  »  Read More

Weekend Leadership Reading: 12/14/18

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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

What would be fun to try to create a better workplace?

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Everyone seems to agree that we need to transform our workplaces to make them both more human-friendly and productive. But most of the time, the people who want to do things a new way got about it in the old way. Academics have conferences where academics, “thought leaders”, and high-visibility executives come  »  Read More

From the Independent Business Blogs: 12/12/18

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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: 12/11/18

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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

Book List: Best Books on 21st Century Management and Leadership

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In 2007, Gary Hamel and Bill Breen challenged readers to look ahead a decade and think about what management will be like then. That was a challenging question, and Hamel and Breen described key issues and offered guiding principles. Naturally, viewed from a decade later, they got some of it wrong and some of it right. If  »  Read More

Boss’s Tip of the Week: Try asking for feedback

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Think of it as the Ed Koch Rule. That irrepressible Mayor of New York went around the streets asking people, “How am I doing?” If you ask that question, you just might learn something important. This is a three-step process. The first step is to ask for feedback. Step two is to say, “Thank you.” Do  »  Read More

Weekend Leadership Reading: 12/7/18

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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 4 R’s of Receiving Feedback

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You know feedback is good for you, right? After all, “Feedback is the breakfast of champions” has been a staple of self-development wisdom since Ken Blanchard first said it. So, okay, here comes your boss, or a colleague, or a friend, with a wide load of feedback just for you. What do you do? How do you get the most  »  Read More

From the Independent Business Blogs: 12/5/18

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ndependent 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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