Weekend Leadership Reading: 6/7/19

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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

Thinking of a Leadership Position? Six Questions to Help You Decide if It’s for You

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There’s a funny thing about leaders. You can’t tell by looking who the good ones will be. Effective leaders come in all shapes and sizes and colors and temperaments. Some are pin neat, and others are sloppy. No list of traits can tell you if you will be an effective leader. In fact, there’s no sure way to find out  »  Read More

From the Independent Business Blogs: 6/5/19

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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: 6/4/19

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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: Great Leaders Have No Rules

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I have a rigorous process for selecting the books to read. First, I get interested because a friend or respected source recommends the book. Then I check out the reviews and content and decide whether or not to read the book. But sometimes I just throw all that overboard. That’s what I did with Kevin Kruse’s latest  »  Read More

Boss’s Tip of the Week: Make routine things routine

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If you squander your attention remembering when to do routine tasks or re-inventing the way you do them every time, stop it. Make routine things routine. Use follow-up files and digital reminders to bring routine tasks and events to your attention. Make a list of what you must do every day, week, month, quarter, or year  »  Read More

Weekend Leadership Reading: 5/31/19

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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 and Groundhog Day

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When the movie “Groundhog Day” came out in 1993, most critics thought it was okay. Roger Ebert gave it three stars. Years later, Ebert put the movie in his “great movies” group. He acknowledged that he’d been wrong at first. He said that “Groundhog Day” was one of those movies you should see over and over to  »  Read More

From the Independent Business Blogs: 5/29/19

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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: 5/28/19

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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

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