Boss’s Tip of the Week: People are people

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People are people. Obvious, right? But that statement has some profound implications for you. People have emotions and they bring them to work. People are unique, not interchangeable parts. People have relationships and knowledge. People have lives that overlap their time at work. People aren’t good at the things  »  Read More

Weekend Leadership Reading: 8/9/19

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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

“Talent” is Bunk

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I’m sick of “talent.” I’m sick of wars for talent, and talent pipelines, and talent acquisition. I’m sick of talent anywhere it’s used as a substitute for people. People are not talent. People have talent. People are more than talent. There’s no such thing as disembodied talent. Every bit of talent  »  Read More

From the Independent Business Blogs: 8/7/19

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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: 8/6/19

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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

Book Review: The Square and the Tower

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I expected great things from The Square and The Tower: Networks and Power from The Freemasons to Facebook by Niall Ferguson. I got them. Here’s why this book is worth your time and worth savoring. What’s it about? I’ll let Ferguson tell you himself. The following is from his preface, titled “The Networked  »  Read More

Boss’s Tip of the Week: Being a boss is a doing discipline

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Being a boss is a doing discipline. You can’t learn to do it from books or lectures or videos. The only way to learn it is by doing it. Get ideas from books and classes and such, but try those ideas out as soon as possible. Then evaluate your performance and the results, so you can do even better next time. This is  »  Read More

Weekend Leadership Reading: 8/2/19

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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

Leading and Riding a Bike

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My friend, Terry, rides his bike in triathlons. My friend, Hal, thinks there’s no vacation as good as riding his bike from the Canadian border of the United States to the Mexican border. Liz has more modest goals. She’s pictured at left. Leading and riding a bike have a lot in common. For one thing, pretty much anyone  »  Read More

From the Independent Business Blogs: 7/31/19

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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

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