Leadership and Management Book Podcast: Words Matter—Great Books for Developing as a Communicator

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You can’t separate effective communication from effective leadership. If you want to become an effective leader you must learn to communicate well. In this podcast, Art and I talk about books that will help you communicate more effectively. Whether you’re writing, having a conversation, or giving a presentations  »  Read More

Boss’s Tip of the Week: The Law of Planting

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In the garden, the seeds you plant determine the crops you get. If you’re a boss, your actions are the seeds you plant. In the garden, if you’re getting corn, but you want tomatoes, you need to stop planting corn and plant tomatoes. If you want hard work from your team, work hard. If you want honesty, tell the  »  Read More

Weekend Leadership Reading: 2/14/20

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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

Leadership: 5 Ways to Make Your Team a Great Place to Work

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Leadership is one of the few jobs where you can make the world and work better for other people. You can turn out great work that makes a difference for others. You can help team members grow and meet their own goals. You can help them do important work with people they like. You might be thinking “But there are only 6  »  Read More

From the Independent Business Blogs: 2/12/20

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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: The Leader You Want to Be

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At the beginning of The Leader You Want to Be, Amy Jen Su introduces us to Leader A and Leader B. Leader A is super effective. Things are going well. The leader is happy and satisfied. Leader B is the opposite. The leader is stressed, tired, and not effective. The hook is that Leader A and Leader B are both the same person  »  Read More

Boss’s Tip of the Week: After the talk

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After you talk to a team member about performance or behavior, he or she should leave the meeting thinking about what they will do differently. Nothing else. Prepare and conduct your meeting to eliminate distractions, deliver helpful, coaching feedback, and offer workable suggestions. Clarify your expectations. Solicit  »  Read More

Weekend Leadership Reading: 2/7/20

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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

Leadership: Do it naturally or do it wrong

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Art Jones was the best leader I ever saw up close. Here’s how one of his peers described him. “When Art comes to work, it’s like he puts on his slippers. He doesn’t look like he’s doing much, but lots of good things happen.” If you’re the leader, your work is important. Your challenge is to help the team and  »  Read More

From the Independent Business Blogs: 2/5/20

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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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