Feedback is Just the Beginning

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Everybody says that feedback is important, and it is. But feedback isn’t magical. You must add your insight and your effort to make it work. Start with receiving the feedback. Receive the Feedback When you get feedback from another person, pay attention to it. Sometimes that’s hard. It can be hard because the message  »  Read More

From the Independent Business Blogs: 9/8/21

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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

Boss’s Tip of the Week: Your job is to help the team and the team members succeed.

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You may think that being a boss is only one job, but it’s really two. One is to accomplish the mission through the team. That’s the one most people are aware of. The other job is less recognized, but it’s important to your short term and long-term success. Your job is to help your team members succeed  »  Read More

Has the Word “Leader” Lost Its Meaning?

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When I was a boy, I loved the Landmark books about history. I thought the best ones were biographies of leaders. In those days, “leader” was a noun with a straightforward meaning. A leader was someone who had followers who all worked together. Many leaders were appointed. They were military officers or elected  »  Read More

From the Independent Business Blogs: 9/1/21

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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: Leading from the Middle

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When it comes to business books, middle managers are “the few, the fatigued, the forgotten.” Hardly anyone points out the good work they do, even though middle managers are essential to the success of any organization. I bought Leading from the Middle: A Playbook for Managers to Influence Up, Down, And Across the  »  Read More

Boss’s Tip of the Week: A break is something different

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You know you should take breaks, but there’s no time to get away for even a few minutes. No worries, you can keep your energy up and your concentration sharp by just changing simple things. If you’ve been working sitting down, stand up. If you’ve been working on a report, take some time to answer emails  »  Read More

Taking Breaks

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It’s a funny world. We created a business culture that makes overwork and stress into badges of honor. We give too much emphasis to persistence and powering through and pulling all-nighters. We don’t give enough to steady and sustainable progress for ourselves or for our companies. You can reap the benefits of sanity  »  Read More

From the Independent Business Blogs: 8/25/21

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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: 8/23/21

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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 Span Of Control: What To Do When You’re Under Pressure, Overwhelmed, And Ready To Get What You Really Want, 101 Things I  »  Read More

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