Book Review: Atomic Habits

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Why even bother with another book on habits? Search for books on habits on Amazon, and you get over 40,000 results. Some of them, like Charles Duhigg’s The Power of Habit, are recent best-sellers. At least one, The Seven Habits of Highly-Effective People by Stephen Covey, spawned an empire of books and products. Even  »  Read More

Boss’s Tip of the Week: Relationships require attention

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Relationships are one of the keys to happiness, but you must give them time and attention if you want your relationships to flourish. This is only one of 347 tips in my ebook, Become a Better Boss One Tip at a  »  Read More

Weekend Leadership Reading: 2/1/19

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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

Seduction by the Numbers

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There’s an old joke about the manager who was hiring an accountant. The manager asked each candidate the same question, “How much is two and two?” The accountant who got the job was the one who answered: “What do you want it to be?” That’s one danger of numbers; you can make them say  »  Read More

From the Independent Business Blogs: 1/30/19

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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: 1/29/19

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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: Nudge

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I kept wondering why noone recommended Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness by Richard Thaler and Cass Sunstein. I thought Thaler’s other books were well-written and insightful. I saw references to Nudge in many articles and books. Usually, I read a book because it’s recommended by either a  »  Read More

Boss’s Tip of the Week: People who make mistakes

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Everybody makes mistakes. Mistakes are when a person does something wrong that they normally do correctly. What should you do about them? Most mistakes are an “Oops!” They’re small, obvious to the person who made them, and easily and quickly corrected. Don’t worry about them. There are patterns of  »  Read More

Weekend Leadership Reading: 1/25/19

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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

Leadership as if people mattered

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I joined the Marines right out of high school and started in business before I earned my degree. I had a family to support, so going the traditional student route made little sense. I earned my degree while I also worked full-time at responsible jobs. It turned out to be a good thing. I could take classroom learning and  »  Read More

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