Boss’s Tip of the Week: Go for small wins

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You’ve heard advice to “go for the gold” and it’s a great idea, but you’re most likely to get there if you take lots of small steps. When you set goals or lay out expectations for your team members or yourself, make sure they’re achievable. Small wins give you improvement and  »  Read More

Why your gramma’s recipes taste so good

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Thanksgiving is coming soon. All around the country, people will be making special dishes for Thanksgiving dinner. Many of those special dishes will have been handed down for at least a couple of generations. They are family favorites. Gramma’s recipes are delicious. If you understand why, you can make your team  »  Read More

From the Independent Business Blogs: 11/2/22

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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: The Attributes

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There are several great reasons to read The Attributes: 25 Hidden Drivers of Optimal Performance by Rich Diviney. You’ll discover why all-star teams often fail. You’ll learn why you or someone else comes up short even though you seem to have the skills and you should be able to perform. You’ll understand  »  Read More

Boss’s Tip of the Week: Ideas are like butterflies

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Everybody has good ideas. They flit by like butterflies, though. And, just like with butterflies, if you want to keep them you must capture them right then. When your good ideas fly by, capture them. Capture them with a notebook, index cards, a voice recorder or your phone. If you want your good ideas to change your  »  Read More

How to get more innovation from your team

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Everybody wants more innovation. That’s true today. It was true 30 years ago when I helped develop a course in creativity and innovation for a major oil company. There’s really no magic. If you want to get more innovation from your team here’s what to do. Why we don’t get the innovation we  »  Read More

From the Independent Business Blogs: 10/26/22

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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

Reading Recommendation Short Take: When Women Lead

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There are, conservatively, 300 gazillion books published every year. No one has the time to list them, let alone read them or review them. That’s a problem because there’s a lot of value in many books you may not hear about because of the clutter.  “Short Takes” is my humble effort to cut through  »  Read More

Boss’s Tip of the Week: Study leaders

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There are two ways to study leadership. You can read books and articles about leadership. Or you can observe leaders and read books and articles about leaders. Learning from actual leaders, especially ones you can question, should be a big part of your learning. Leadership is situational and you can assess the situation  »  Read More

Calm Seas and Crucibles: Navigating Your Career

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Lots of things have changed since I was coming up. For one thing, phones don’t plug into the wall anymore. In fact, most of us carry around a device that’s a computer and a phone. What we expect of leadership has changed, too. And artificial intelligence is beginning to do some of our work for us. Two  »  Read More

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