Boss’s Tip of the Week: Getting to Carnegie Hall

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There’s an old joke that says the way to Carnegie Hall is “Practice, practice, practice.” That’s still true if you’re a boss, but the practice is different. Practice mentally. Rehearse things in your mind. Imagine difficulties that you’ll encounter and how you’ll deal with  »  Read More

From the Independent Business Blogs: 11/27/19

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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: 11/26/19

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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

Leadership and Management Book Podcast with Art Petty: Call Sign Chaos: Learning to Lead

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It all started because Art Petty and Rich Petro wrote a great book. The book was Practical Lessons in Leadership. The year was 2007. I gave the book a great review. Art and I connected. We’ve been talking about business and leadership and books ever since. Whenever we chat, whatever we chat about, we wind up talking  »  Read More

Boss’s Tip of the Week: Go beyond the company programs

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Your company probably has training programs. They may have a mentoring program or provide help with your leadership development. Wring every bit of value you can out of those programs, but do more. Follow up on the resources you hear about during training. Set up your own plan for development and improvement. Seek out  »  Read More

Weekend Leadership Reading: 11/22/19

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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

Nobody starts out to be a bad boss

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Nobody gets up in the morning and decides they’re going to go into work and be the worst boss on the planet. So, why are there so many bad bosses? Depending on the research you read, between 1/2 and 2/3 of all bosses are ineffective. Most of them aren’t mean, or abusive, they’re just bad at the job. That research was  »  Read More

From the Independent Business Blogs: 11/20/19

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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: 11/19/19

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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: Range

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I’m reading Range: Why Generalists Triumph in A Specialized World by David Epstein Is this the age of specialists or not? A lot of what I read indicates that specializing early and sticking with that choice is the way to achieve success. But is that true for everyone? “Start early and stick with it” seems to make  »  Read More

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