Book Review: The Seven-Day Weekend

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What the heck does that title mean? The answer is in a paragraph from the “forwarning” to The Seven Day Weekend. Many books have a foreword, but this book has a forewarning. Here’s how it and the book start. “NEVER MIND THE CHEESE —who moved my weekend? I’m serious. Where did it go? One minute Saturday and  »  Read More

Boss’s Tip of the Week: People who are not like you

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As you move through your career, there will be team members who are not like you in some way. It might be racially or ethnically or they might be a different gender. They might have different personal values, political opinions or religious beliefs. They might move faster than you or slower. They might crave small talk  »  Read More

Weekend Leadership Reading: 11/30/18

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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

What would Marvin Bower think?

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In 1937 James O. McKinsey, founder of McKinsey & Company, died, at age 48. The firm split into two parts. One part, A. T. Kearney, stayed in Chicago. Marvin Bower kept the part of the firm headquartered in New York. He kept the name McKinsey. And he set about turning McKinsey into something different. Back then  »  Read More

From the Independent Business Blogs: 11/28/18

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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: 11/27/18

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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: Extraordinary Influence

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There’s a lot to like about Extraordinary Influence: How Great Leaders Bring Out the Best in Others by Tim Irwin. In fact, there was so much to like I kept reading, even though the author does things that make me slam a book shut. Tim Irwin describes the major thesis of the book: “We gain an extraordinary ability to  »  Read More

Boss’s Tip of the Week: Important things first

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The urgent will drive out the important unless you make it a habit to put important things first. That means first in your day when you concentrate better and have more energy. That means first on your calendar, too. Schedule time for the important things. Then hold that time sacred. This is only one of 347 tips in my  »  Read More

Weekend Leadership Reading: 11/23/18

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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

From the Independent Business Blogs: 11/21/18

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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

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