The Two Roads of Life

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“I shall be telling this with a sigh, somewhere ages and ages hence: two roads diverged in a wood, and I- I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.” ~ Robert Frost, “The Road Not Taken” I don’t know precisely what “yellow wood” Frost was thinking of when he wrote that poem, but I  »  Read More

From the Independent Business Blogs: 8/15/18

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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: Indra Nooyi Edition

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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: When

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I think the best way for you to know what Dan Pink wants you to get out of When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing is to quote a long paragraph from the end of the book. “The product of writing— this book— contains more answers than questions. But the process of writing is the opposite. Writing is an act of  »  Read More

Boss’s Tip of the Week: Be your team’s umbrella

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I learned this one from a wise boss. “When it rains on my boss,” he said, “everybody gets wet unless I become the umbrella.” People above you on the org chart can do things that rain all over your team unless you become the umbrella. As much as you can, keep them safe and dry when it rains above  »  Read More

Weekend Leadership Reading: 8/10/18

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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

Boss, are You the Cause of Stress?

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Cliff was a hulking bear of a man who was a senior executive in my first and only corporate employer. He was known for loud, abusive rages that would leave him trembling with anger with a red face and a vein standing out on the side of his neck. Once, when he was reaching the end of one of his tirades, another executive in  »  Read More

From the Independent Business Blogs: 8/8/18

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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: 8/7/18

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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: The Power of Little Ideas

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A good book review should answer the question, “Should I buy this book?” If you’re a senior executive in a large corporation, one that has lots of specialized positions, like financial analyst, and product development managers, and senior vice presidents of marketing, The Power of Little Ideas: A Low-Risk  »  Read More

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