Book recommendations for business leaders: 9/14/20

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Stephen King says that if you want to be a writer, there are two things you must do: read a lot and write a lot. This is about the “read a lot” part. I include reading lists and book reviews that will help you do business more effectively and write better for business. In this post, I point you to reviews of  »  Read More

Boss’s Tip of the Week: Make time to read

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There’s truth to the saying that “leaders are readers.” Reading is a way for you to learn from other people’s experience and discover things you want to try. But reading for self-improvement won’t happen by accident. You must make time for it. Start with fifteen minutes a day. This is only one  »  Read More

Weekend Leadership Reading: 9/11/20

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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

Business Reading Lists: 9/10/20

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Reading helps you learn from other people’s experience and analysis. That’s why leaders are readers and why organizations and thinkers create lists of the best books for leaders to read. Here are pointers to several recent business book reading lists from Louis Carter, Bruce Rosenstein, BCG, Inc, Tyler Cowen, and  »  Read More

From the Independent Business Blogs: 9/9/20

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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: Favor behavior

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Anyone can talk a good game. The proof is in the behavior and the performance. Pay more attention to how your team members act than to what they say to find out what’s important to them. Pay more attention to how they perform so you don’t get misled by empty promises. Identify the people whose actions and words  »  Read More

Weekend Leadership Reading: 9/4/20

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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

The Power of the Pause

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“I must be up and doing!” I don’t remember the name of the character who said that as he sprang from bed. I don’t remember the name of the novel he was in or the author of that novel. But that phrase has stayed with me since a course in Victorian literature back in college. That character would fit  »  Read More

From the Independent Business Blogs: 9/2/20

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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

What I’m Reading Now: Humanocracy

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I pre-ordered Humanocracy: Creating Organizations as Amazing as the People Inside Them by Gary Hamel and Michele Zanini because I expect a great book. His 2007 book, The Future of Management, Gary Hamel challenged us to think about what the future of management would be like. At the time, Hamel was thinking in terms of  »  Read More

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