Book Review: Humanocracy

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At the close of his 2007 book, The Future of Management Gary Hamel said this: “For the first time since the dawning of the industrial age, the only way to build a company that’s fit for the future is to build one that’s fit for human beings as well.” That was the challenge in 2007. It’s still  »  Read More

Boss’s Tip of the Week: Your job is to help the team and the team members succeed.

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You may think that being a boss is only one job, but it’s really two. One is to accomplish the mission through the team. That’s the one most people are aware of. The other job is less recognized, but it’s important to your short term and long term success. Your job is to help your team members succeed  »  Read More

Weekend Leadership Reading: 9/25/20

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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

3 Things Effective Leaders Do

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I can’t tell you his name. He says that would be bragging and he doesn’t brag, even though he has a lot to brag about. He joined his company as a management trainee more than half a century ago. He retired as CEO of their international business. He’s certainly had a lot of great business  »  Read More

From the Independent Business Blogs: 9/23/20

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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

3 Books for Business Leaders that Aren’t Business Books

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Business leaders are readers. But business leaders read more than business books. There’s history and biography. There’s science, including psychology and sociology and anthropology. Business leaders read about art. They read fiction, too. Here are three recent books from the history and biography part of the  »  Read More

Boss’s Tip of the Week: Study leaders

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There are two ways to study leadership. You can read books and articles about leadership. Or you can observe leaders and read books and articles about leaders. Learning from actual leaders, especially ones you can question, should be a big part of your learning. Leadership is situational and you can assess the situation  »  Read More

Weekend Leadership Reading: 9/18/20

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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 and a Quart of Bourbon a Day

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Books and speakers and motivational posters tell us to copy what great leaders do so we can be great too. Whenever I hear that advice, I think about Herb Kelleher. The founder and CEO of Southwest Airlines changed the industry. He made it possible for more people to fly than ever before. He also created and led an airline  »  Read More

From the Independent Business Blogs: 9/16/20

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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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