Book Review: Insight

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I’m 75, and I’ve been working on my self-awareness and self-improvement for most of my adult life. I’ve read a lot of books. Even with that experience, I learned a lot from Insight: The Surprising Truth About How Others See Us, How We See Ourselves, And Why the Answers Matter More Than We Think by Tasha Eurich Early  »  Read More

Boss’s Tip of the Week: First smooth, then fast

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Your world moves really fast and that can tempt you to try to do new things too quickly. If you want to master a new technique or process, don’t try to go fast right away. Take time to master the process and work out the kinks. Then gradually increase your speed. When you learn a new process or technique remember:  »  Read More

The Shooting Simulator Rules

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I think it’s payback time.” The big, gruff police sergeant clapped me on the shoulder and pointed me toward the simulator room. I’d been doing supervisory skills training for a group of police sergeants for two days. I’d been putting them through their paces. Now it was their turn to be in  »  Read More

From the Independent Business Blogs: 9/22/21

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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: 9/20/21

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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 Conflicted: How Productive Disagreements Lead to Better Outcomes, Decoding Greatness: How the Best in the World Reverse Engineer  »  Read More

Boss’s Tip of the Week: Identify your key strengths

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What are you really good at? When you identify your key strengths, you know what you can build on and what you have to offer in any situation. Most of us are pretty bad at identifying our own strengths, so it’s a good idea to get some help. There are books and instruments and programs you can use to identify your  »  Read More

A Formula for Thriving at Work

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“I made myself into someone else just to love you.” You can guess from that line from the song “Small-Town Hypocrite” by Caylee Hammack that things aren’t going to end well. They hardly ever do when we try to be something we’re not. That’s true whether we do it in a relationship or at work. A Little Common  »  Read More

From the Independent Business Blogs: 9/15/21

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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: 9/13/21

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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 Anthro-Vision: A New Way to See in Business and Life, The Fearless Organization: Creating Psychological Safety in the Workplace for  »  Read More

Boss’s Tip of the Week: Feedback is perishable

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Feedback goes stale quickly. Give feedback as soon as possible and sensible after an incident. Delayed feedback is often no feedback. This is only one of 347 tips in my ebook, Become a Better Boss One Tip at a Time. Just promoted from individual contributor? Check out my book, Now You’re the Boss: Making the Most of  »  Read More

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