From the Independent Business Blogs: 10/2/19

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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: 10/1/19

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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

Should you read more books?

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Carrie emailed to request a post about how to read more books. Here’s an edited version of my answer. Leaders read. We read articles and blogs to stay abreast of what’s going on in the world and to stay current on best practices. We read books to go deep on a subject and to spark reflection. Those are good things. You  »  Read More

Boss’s Tip of the Week: Self-discipline is like a muscle

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Your self-discipline is like a muscle. Treat it like one. Build your self-discipline by exercising it. Do little things every day that require discipline. Over time your self-discipline muscle will get stronger. Your self-discipline muscle gets tired, just like a physical muscle. Do important tasks that require discipline  »  Read More

Weekend Leadership Reading: 9/27/19

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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

4 C Vitamins for Better Leadership

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Leaders don’t do big, heroic things every day. The work of leadership is mostly small things you do over and over with unremitting diligence. Those “little” things become a big important thing over time. They establish the culture of your team. It’s a little like taking vitamins. Here are some C vitamins that will  »  Read More

From the Independent Business Blogs: 9/25/19

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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: 9/24/19

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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

What I’m Reading Now: Dare to Lead

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I’m not sure why I’m just now getting around to reading a book by Brene Brown. I’ve had her book, The Gifts of Imperfection, on my to-read list for quite a while. It keeps slipping back, though, as I found other enthusiasms to read first. I decided to buy and read Dare to Lead: Brave Work, Tough Conversations, Whole  »  Read More

Boss’s Tip of the Week: Make metrics matter

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The Digital Age has brought powerful tools that help you and your team deliver better results. But powerful tools call for simple rules. Here are the rules to make your metrics matter. Learn what two or three metrics are most important. Monitor them religiously. Act on what you find. This is only one of 347 tips in my  »  Read More

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