Book recommendations for business leaders: 4/6/20

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Stephen King says that if you want to be a writer, there are two things you must do: read a lot and write a lot. This is about the “read a lot” part. I include reading lists and book reviews that will help you do business more effectively and write better for business. In this post, I point you to reviews of  »  Read More

Boss’s Tip of the Week: It’s not about you

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There’s an entire industry out there devoted to portraying leaders as larger-than-life, super-special beings. So, if you’re a leader, it’s easy to start thinking that it’s all about you. It’s not. Your job is straightforward. Your job is to help your team and your team members succeed  »  Read More

Weekend Leadership Reading: 4/3/20

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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

Are you a “me first” leader?

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Organizations designate some people as responsible for the performance of a group. I call them “Capital L Leaders.” That’s you if leadership is your job. And, if that’s you, you have a big temptation to avoid. Lord Acton said that, “Power corrupts.” Here’s how that works. If you’re a  »  Read More

From the Independent Business Blogs: 4/1/20

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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

Leadership and Management Book Podcast: Books on Thinking

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When Art and I decided to do a podcast about books on thinking, I thought, “This will be tough. I don’t have many, maybe any, books on thinking per se.” It was tough, but for a different reason. I had books on thinking per se, but I realized that almost all my leadership books were about thinking in some way. This  »  Read More

Boss’s Tip of the Week: Let’s take a moment to share

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Business meetings shouldn’t be all business. At the start of every meeting one leader I worked with always said: “We don’t get a lot of time together, so let’s take a moment for the people part of us. What’s going on in your life that you’d like to share?” Researchers at MIT identified social support as one  »  Read More

Weekend Leadership Reading: 3/27/20

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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

Five Things You Can Do in The Time of Coronavirus

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It could be that the media is stirring this all up. It could be that the crisis is overblown. But the truth is that most of us are living today in a way we wouldn’t have predicted two weeks ago. My maternal grandfather lost his business in the Depression. Suddenly, the family wasn’t living in a substantial and  »  Read More

From the Independent Business Blogs: 3/25/20

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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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