Book Review: Rethinking Positive Thinking

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I bought Rethinking Positive Thinking: Inside the New Science of Motivation by Gabriele Oettinger because I wanted to learn more about mental contrasting. Mental contrasting is a technique that helps in goal formation and achievement. Dr. Oettinger created the tool.  I quit reading about a 10th of the way into the book  »  Read More

Boss’s Tip of the Week: The Power of Routine

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Develop habits and routines for things like doing documentation or scheduling your day or planning a supervisory conversation or any other recurring task. When you do that, you free up mental energy that you can devote to the content. Don’t re-invent the process wheel every time you have to do a routine task. This is  »  Read More

Weekend Leadership Reading about 2021: 1/8/21

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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 asked me, but …

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Nobody asked me, but … when it comes to the pandemic It ain’t over yet. Way too many people are acting like the COVID threat went away as soon as the calendar flipped to January 1, 2021. The normal you used to have is gone. The pandemic has exposed the cracks in many institutions, especially education. The pandemic  »  Read More

From the Independent Business Blogs: 1/6/21

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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: 1/4/21

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Leaders are readers. Reading helps you discover ideas to try and expand your mental models. In this post I point you to reviews of recent business books. You’ll find pointers to reviews of Post Corona: From Crisis to Opportunity, The Company I Keep: My Life in Beauty, Together: The Healing Power of Human Connection in a  »  Read More

Boss’s Tip of the Week: Your New Year Do’s for 2021

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It’s 2021. Will there ever be normal again? What will 2021 be like? We don’t know a lot of things. But we do know some important things. You can plan. You can prepare. You can hope. But if you want your performance in 2021 to be better, you must do things differently. Here’s your year-end/new year  »  Read More

From the Independent Business Blogs: 12/30/20

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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

Lists of the Best Books in 2020

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‘Tis the season of best book lists. Last week I published my list of “The 5 Best Books for Business Leaders I Read in 2020.” But that’s only five (actually, six, I snuck another book in) and about business. What about all the other wonderful “best book” lists? The good news is that Bruce Rosenstein is on the  »  Read More

Boss’s Tip of the Week: 3 Ways Not to Know

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There are always things you don’t know. Sometimes you know what you don’t know. That means you can find the answer. But what if you don’t know that you don’t know? That’s dangerous. You’re most likely to encounter this when you’re doing something new, like starting a business or  »  Read More

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