Weekend Leadership Reading: 6/26/20

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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

The Fix is Never In

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I remember the first time someone cried in my office. I didn’t handle it well. My job that day was to fire Dorothy. It had been a long time coming. I inherited Dorothy, and she’d had “issues” for a long time. Her work was never up to standard. There were behavioral issues, too, and they affected the  »  Read More

From the Independent Business Blogs: 6/24/20

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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

Leadership and Management Book Podcast: First Quarter Favorites

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How many business books are published every year? A Forbes article says it’s 11,000. There are two problems with that number. First, it’s from 2014 and a lot has changed since then. And the writer doesn’t cite a source. He just says, “It’s estimated.” If my research is correct, no one knows, but I think it’s  »  Read More

Boss’s Tip of the Week: Try asking questions

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Too many bosses want to have all the answers. Don’t be that kind of boss. Try asking questions Ask questions to find out more about the problem. Ask questions to make sure you know what the other person wants. Ask questions to learn more about your team members, Ask questions to demonstrate that you don’t know  »  Read More

Weekend Leadership Reading: 6/19/20

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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

Why and How to Become a Helpful Boss

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Joseph Folkman and Jack Zenger were researching resilience when they discovered something about helpfulness. Here it is. “Helping and serving others reinforces the connection people have with their colleagues, but it also increases our sense of wellbeing and can lower depression.” Helpfulness is good for your  »  Read More

From the Independent Business Blogs: 6/17/20

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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: 6/15/20

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Stephen King says that if you want to be a writer, there are two things you must do: read a lot and write a lot. This is about the “read a lot” part. I include reading lists and book reviews that will help you do business more effectively and write better for business. In this post, I point you to reviews of 7  »  Read More

Boss’s Tip of the Week: Make it safe to try things

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Ignore all the calls from the pundits for you to “encourage risk-taking” by your team members. Instead, make it safe for them to try things and magic will happen. This is only one of 347 tips in my ebook, Become a Better Boss One Tip at a Time. Just promoted from individual contributor? Check out my book, Now  »  Read More

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