Weekend Leadership Reading: 3/20/20

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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

Leadership by What Example?

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“There is no leadership without leadership by example.” ~ Captain James Westley Ayers, USMC Captain Ayers was right. There is no leadership without leadership by example. What he didn’t say is that example can be good or bad. You don’t get any choice about whether you lead by example, only about the kind of  »  Read More

From the Independent Business Blogs: 3/18/20

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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

Boss’s Tip of the Week: Be productive, not just busy

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In today’s fast-moving world, it’s hard to keep up and that makes it more likely that you’ll confuse being busy with being productive. To make sure you’re productive, you must concentrate on contribution. Remember this. “Busy” is inside your little box. “Contribution” is out  »  Read More

Leadership and Management Book Podcast: Robert Iger and The Ride of a Lifetime

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Art Petty usually gets to good books before I do. I rarely read or review a book until it’s been out for six months or more. Art doesn’t do that, so I often wind up reading books that Art was excited about first. Bob Iger’s The Ride of a Lifetime was like that. My full review is here. Art loved the book when he read  »  Read More

Weekend Leadership Reading: 3/13/20

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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

How to Work Smarter

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The other night, we had the first celebration of the month for our “March Birthday Group.” Here’s part of the conversation. Speaker 1: “What exactly does it mean to ‘work smart?’ How do you do it?” Speaker 2: “Ask Wally. He writes about that stuff.” Yes, I do. And I’ve been working on working smarter  »  Read More

From the Independent Business Blogs: 3/11/20

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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 Review: The Ride of a Lifetime

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The subtitle of this book promises “Lessons Learned From 15 Years as CEO Of the Walt Disney Company.” You’ll get those, but there’s a lot more. The lessons learned go all the way back to Bob Iger’s childhood and his time at college. They include his time at ABC, which began in 1974. In other words, there’s a  »  Read More

Boss’s Tip of the Week: Act Consistently

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Your team members crave consistency because they experience it as safety. Reward the same behavior and performance consistently. Encourage and counsel consistently. React to good and bad news predictably. Working bosses identified Consistency as one of the eight characteristics of a great place to work. People hate  »  Read More

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