Nobody starts out to be a bad boss

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Nobody gets up in the morning and decides they’re going to go into work and be the worst boss on the planet. So, why are there so many bad bosses? Depending on the research you read, between 1/2 and 2/3 of all bosses are ineffective. Most of them aren’t mean, or abusive, they’re just bad at the job. That research was  »  Read More

From the Independent Business Blogs: 11/20/19

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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: 11/19/19

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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: Range

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I’m reading Range: Why Generalists Triumph in A Specialized World by David Epstein Is this the age of specialists or not? A lot of what I read indicates that specializing early and sticking with that choice is the way to achieve success. But is that true for everyone? “Start early and stick with it” seems to make  »  Read More

Boss’s Tip of the Week: Your self-discipline has limits

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Your self-discipline is like a muscle. It gets stronger with use over time, but there’s a limit to what you can use it for today. Use what you’ve got on the important things. Channel your efforts to make sure that you do the things that matter most before you worry about less important things. This is only one  »  Read More

Weekend Leadership Reading: 11/15/19

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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

Don’t Make Your Self-Discipline Work So Hard

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It was about 3:30 and I was at the bottom of the energy pit of my day. That’s usually not a problem, because I know when it’s going to happen, and I can plan for it. Today was different. My rule is “Do the most important stuff first.” I hadn’t done it yet. I had to do my most important thing  »  Read More

From the Independent Business Blogs: 11/13/19

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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: 11/12/19

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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: Call Sign Chaos

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Here’s the short version of this review. I expected great things from Call Sign Chaos: Learning to Lead and it exceeded my expectations. Details follow. Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last decade or so, you know who Jim Mattis is. He’s the Marine general with the nicknames “Mad  »  Read More

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