How to Use Summaries and Reviews to Find More Good Books to Read

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If you’re a serious reader, it’s the best of times and the worst of times. It’s the best of times because more books are being published than ever before. It’s easier to find them, buy them, and read them. But there are too many books. It’s getting harder and harder to do the due diligence you  »  Read More

Boss’s Tip of the Week: Manage time proactively

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Don’t let life and work just happen to you. Get out in front of things by managing your time proactively. Put priority items on your calendar first. Don’t imagine that you’ll “find the time.” You won’t. So, schedule important, “move-us-ahead” work first when you plan your  »  Read More

Weekend Leadership Reading: 10/11/19

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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

First Things First

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“First things first.” Sounds like a great way to start your day. But what exactly does it mean? You want to get your day off to a great start. Here are three ideas about how to figure out what the best “first thing” is for you today. Start with Something That Builds Momentum You can start your day with a  »  Read More

From the Independent Business Blogs: 10/9/19

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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: 10/8/19

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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: Dare to Lead

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Brene Brown has been saying helpful things about leadership for years. She has a legion of fans. So, it was amazing that I hadn’t read a single one of her books. I had The Gifts of Imperfection on my to-read list, but it kept slipping down in the face of other enthusiasms. Then, I saw a quote from her most recent  »  Read More

Boss’s Tip of the Week: Results count

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In the hectic world where you work, it’s easy to get sidetracked and concentrate on things that don’t make much of a difference. Look at the end of your pipe. What’s coming out? At the end of every day ask yourself the following. Did we accomplish the mission today? Are my people in better shape now than  »  Read More

Weekend Leadership Reading: 10/4/19

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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

Leadership: Make it Look Easy

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The great ones make it look easy. Think about Patricia Fripp giving a speech, or Ina Garten cooking a meal, or Ray Allen launching a jump shot from the corner. When I think of making it look easy, I remember Art Jones. Art was the best supervisor I ever saw up close. One day, I was talking about Art with another excellent  »  Read More

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