From the Independent Business Blogs: 4/10/19

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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: 4/9/19

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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

Mini-Review: Why Do So Many Incompetent Men Become Leaders?

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Why Do So Many Incompetent Men Become Leaders? by Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic may win the award for most provocative title ever. Don’t use the title as an excuse to pass up the book. It’s not another entry in the gender wars. The book is about improving the quality of leadership in business. The popular perception is that  »  Read More

Boss’s Tip of the Week: What you control

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You control your behavior, what you say and what you do. That’s it. You don’t control anything else. That may not sound like much, but it’s enough. Great bosses have used their behavior to influence the behavior and performance of their team members for as long as we’ve had bosses. This is only one  »  Read More

Weekend Leadership Reading: 4/5/19

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Weekends are time when things slow down a little. Your weekend shouldn’t be two more regular work days. 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

Leadership: The Biggest Challenge for First-Time Leaders

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Every day, people around the world become leaders for the first time. They think they know what challenges await them. They’re right about some of them. When you’re a leader, you must solve problems you didn’t have to solve before. You must confront people about substandard performance or toxic behavior. It’s part  »  Read More

From the Independent Business Blogs: 4/3/19

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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: 4/2/19

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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

Why I don’t do April Fool’s pranks

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I still remember the look on Ron’s face. He was a sharp guy who worked for a client of mine. He was young, just starting out, and a little “stiff.” That’s why we selected him as the object of our April Fool’s Day prank. The prank was no big deal, I thought. We wrote a letter (this was before  »  Read More

Boss’s Tip of the Week: Ask for help

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There’s just no way that you’re going to be able to do everything that’s asked of you all by yourself. So, don’t act stupid. Ask for help. Ask for help from your boss. Ask for help from your team. Ask for help from your peers. Ask for help from anyone who might be able to help. This is only one of  »  Read More

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