From the Independent Business Blogs: 6/2/21

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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: Time off should be time off

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Time off isn’t as restful if you’re constantly checking business messages and email or working on that “important” report. Get the most out of your time off by unplugging from business. When you get back to business, you’ll be more refreshed and rested and effective. This is only one of 347  »  Read More

Use Your Vacation for Good

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“Until the middle of the 19th century, Americans used the word vacation the way the English do, the time when teachers and students vacate the school premises and go off on their own.” Robert Siegel used those words in the introduction to an NPR show about vacations. We’re just coming off The Year of COVID. Last  »  Read More

From the Independent Business Blogs: 5/26/21

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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

Time to Make Your Summer Reading List

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Next Monday is Memorial Day. It’s when summer starts on my psychological calendar. I want to be ready for summer reading, so I’m putting together this year’s summer reading list. Here’s how I do it and the story behind the method. My father was a Lutheran pastor, and a pastor’s life is a busy one  »  Read More

Boss’s Tip of the Week: People are unique

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Every team member is a unique individual. Each one is a unique mix of strengths, weaknesses, preferences, and fears. If you modify your behavior so that you treat each one in the way they want to be treated your team and team members are more likely to be both happy and productive. This is only one of 347 tips in my ebook  »  Read More

Leadership’s Sacred Trust

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When Jeff Immelt was growing up, his father worked at GE Aircraft Engine. In an interview Immelt gave to Fast Company in 2005, he said that he never knew who the CEO of GE was. But he always knew his dad’s boss. The interviewer asked him if his dad’s boss had an impact on home life. Here’s what Jeff Immelt  »  Read More

From the Independent Business Blogs: 5/19/21

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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: 5/17/21

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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 Know Thyself: The Science of Self-Awareness, The Tyranny of Metrics, Unsettled: What Climate Science Tells Us, What It Doesn’t, and  »  Read More

Boss’s Tip of the Week: Make a Self-Development Plan

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Don’t leave your personal development to chance or your company’s training department. Take control by creating your own development plan. Build on your strengths. Make your weaknesses irrelevant. Seek out situations that will drive you to grow. It’s your life and your career. Make the most of it. This is  »  Read More

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