Leadership and Management Book Podcast: Great Books for Developing Others

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One of the most important parts of your leadership job is helping team members grow, develop, and succeed. In this podcast, Art Petty and I discuss books that will help you do that part of your job better. Listen now: Highlights: Wally leads off with thoughts on his first favorite, Help Them Grow or Watch Them Go by  »  Read More

Boss’s Tip of the Week: Let them know you care

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Your job is helping the team and the team members succeed. Let them know you care. Let them know you care about the mission. Check up. Offer help. Keep them focused. Let them know you care about them. Simple greetings help. Conversations help. Praise and encouragement help. This is only one of 347 tips in my ebook, Become  »  Read More

Weekend Leadership Reading: Clay Christensen’s Work and Legacy 1/31//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

Leadership: Caring for Team Members

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The Marine Corps taught me that leaders have two jobs. One is to accomplish the mission. The other is to care for the people. Great leaders do both jobs well. When that happens, performance today is great, and the stage is set for great performance tomorrow. Caring for the people helps the organization remain strong and  »  Read More

From the Independent Business Blogs: 1/29/20

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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

Book Review: Dangerous Games

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Early in her book, Dangerous Games: The Uses and Abuses of History, Margaret MacMillan sums up the reasons why I read history. “History, if it is used with care, can present us with alternatives, help us to form the questions we need to ask of the present, and warn us about what might go wrong.” Many people have  »  Read More

Boss’s Tip of the Week: Make weaknesses irrelevant

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You’ve heard the advice to build on your strengths. Great performance and careers are made that way. But what about weaknesses? I’ll go with Peter Drucker’s advice: most of the time you should make them irrelevant. Make weaknesses irrelevant by learning to do them “well enough.” Make them  »  Read More

Weekend Leadership Reading: 1/24/20

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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

Personal Development: Build on your strengths? Yes, and …

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“My best friend and I are arguing about strengths. I say that building on strength is the way to success. He says if you don’t fix your weaknesses, you’ll never get where you want to go. Who’s right?” Justin’s email summarized an argument I’ve been hearing since I first read the advice to “build on  »  Read More

From the Independent Business Blogs: 1/22/20

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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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