Weekend Leadership Reading: 1/22/21 about teams, companies, and the pandemic

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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

A Man Who Changed the World

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I don’t know what’s inscribed on Malcolm McLean’s tombstone, but it might be: “He changed the world.” Mr. McLean invented container shipping and that is a very big deal indeed. But that’s not all. Look around wherever you happen to be. Just about everything you see or set your hand on spent some  »  Read More

From the Independent Business Blogs: 1/20/21

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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: 1/18/21

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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 Can’t Even: How Millennials Became the Burnout Generation. How to Survive: Self-Reliance in Extreme Circumstances, Shapers:  »  Read More

Boss’s Tip of the Week: 4 Personal Planning Questions

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Planning your personal development begins when you decide what you want. Here are four questions to help you. What do you want to have that you don’t have now? What do you want to preserve? What do you want to avoid? What do you want to get rid of? Start with those questions and then refine them into your personal  »  Read More

Weekend Leadership Reading on the practice of leadership: 1/15/21

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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

Taking Stock

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New Year’s has a magical hold on us. It’s the only time we talk about resolutions. It’s the only time that most of us sit down and think about how things are going and how we’d like them to be different. Social scientists refer to New Year’s and some other dates as “temporal landmarks.” They’re times that  »  Read More

From the Independent Business Blogs: 1/13/21

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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: Rethinking Positive Thinking

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I bought Rethinking Positive Thinking: Inside the New Science of Motivation by Gabriele Oettinger because I wanted to learn more about mental contrasting. Mental contrasting is a technique that helps in goal formation and achievement. Dr. Oettinger created the tool.  I quit reading about a 10th of the way into the book  »  Read More

Boss’s Tip of the Week: The Power of Routine

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Develop habits and routines for things like doing documentation or scheduling your day or planning a supervisory conversation or any other recurring task. When you do that, you free up mental energy that you can devote to the content. Don’t re-invent the process wheel every time you have to do a routine task. This is  »  Read More

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