From the Independent Business Blogs: 1/23/19

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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: 1/22/19

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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: Leaders: Myth and Reality

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I’ve been waiting 40 years for this book. I read James MacGregor Burns book Leadership when it came out in 1978. It was a fascinating and thought-provoking book, but there were several things I didn’t like. Leadership was primarily about political leaders. Political leaders are important. But most of the leadership  »  Read More

Boss’s Tip of the Week: Seek Development Experiences

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Over the course of your career, 70 percent of your learning and development will be on the job during normal workflow. Here are some things you can do to make the most of that time. Seek out assignments, experiences, and jobs that will help you develop the skills you will need for your definition of career and life  »  Read More

Weekend Leadership Reading: 1/18/19

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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

Transition to Leadership: Well Begun is Half Done

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30-60 percent of all managers don’t do an acceptable job. I didn’t make that up. I read the research by Joyce Hogan, Robert Hogan, and Robert Kaiser. They reviewed a dozen scientific studies of the percentage of management failure. That’s scary if you want to increase the number of competent leaders in your  »  Read More

From the Independent Business Blogs: 1/16/19

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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: Apple Warning Edition

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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: It doesn’t have to be crazy at work

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What images leap into your mind when I say, “high-tech startup?” For many people, it’s Silicon Valley, lots of stress, free laundry service and meals (because you’re spending 18 hours a day at work), and Dave Filo sleeping under his desk. It’s Mark Cuban talking about the great sacrifices you must make and the  »  Read More

Boss’s Tip of the Week: Lots of Conversations

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If you’re worried about having good conversations with your team members, here’s the most important thing you should know. The best way to have good conversations with anyone is to have lots of conversations with him or her, some about work, most about other things, some about both. The trick is to have real  »  Read More

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