Book Review: Brave New Work

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Brave New Work describes why the way we’ve done things for a century doesn’t work anymore. Put it on your short shelf of books that show us how we can do things better. When Art Petty first recommended this book to me, I balked at the use of the term “operating system.” I’ve read too many  »  Read More

Boss’s Tip of the Week: Don’t wait to document

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Human memory is a fickle and changeable thing. That includes your memory. The closer you document an incident to the time it happened, the more likely you are to get it right. Right away is best. Write it down now. If you can’t write it down now, make some notes to help your memory later. Soon is good. Before you end  »  Read More

Weekend Leadership Reading: 8/7/20

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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

The Palest Ink

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There’s a saying that the palest ink is stronger than the strongest memory. You’ve got a better shot at becoming a great leader if you write things down accurately. Then you can refer to them when you need to. That’s why many leaders and other people keep a journal. The written record is indeed stronger  »  Read More

From the Independent Business Blogs: 8/5/20

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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

Book recommendations for business leaders: 8/3/20

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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 The True Believer: Thoughts on the Nature of Mass Movements, Indistractable: How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life, The  »  Read More

Boss’s Tip of the Week: Schedule time for you

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Your life is hectic, with demands on your time and attention coming from all points of the compass. You need to take some time for you. I’m talking about time to be alone, time to go out to dinner with someone you care about, or time to do something you love. Here’s reality. You won’t get that time if you  »  Read More

Weekend Leadership Reading: 7/31/20

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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

The Dark Side of Loving Your Work

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I love my work. Since I started out on my own close to 40 years ago, it’s been great. I get to do work that I love with interesting and committed people. When you love your work, you’re more likely to enjoy your days and do better quality work. That’s hard to beat. The problem is that all that loving your  »  Read More

From the Independent Business Blogs: 7/29/20

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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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