Weekend Leadership Reading: 2/22/19

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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: 3 Habits to Help You Learn from Experience

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Experience is the best teacher, but it’s almost a secret. Leadership experts hardly ever mention it. Learning from experience doesn’t get much love, but it may be the most powerful technique you can master. You learn important lessons faster and better when you learn from experience.  Here are three habits you can  »  Read More

From the Independent Business Blogs: 2/20/19

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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: 2/19/19

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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

Mini-Review: Help Them Grow or Watch Them Go

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If you’re responsible for the care and performance of a group, then Help Them Grow or Watch Them Go: Career Conversations Organizations Need and Employees Want by Beverly Kaye and Julie Winkle Giulioni should be on your must-read list. Surveys and other research tell us that people don’t just want to draw a paycheck  »  Read More

Boss’s Tip of the Week: Try listening

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Too many of our “boss” stereotypes have the boss doing all the talking. You can’t learn much when you’re talking, so try listening. Listen for questions you can answer. Listen for ideas you can try. Listen for problems you can help solve. Listen for clues to what matters to your team members. This  »  Read More

Weekend Leadership Reading: 2/15/19

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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 Listening

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“God gave you two ears and one mouth, and you should use them in that proportion.” My mother said that. I suppose lots of mothers did. It’s great advice, especially if you’re the boss. There are three reasons that listening well will help you lead more effectively. Here they are. When You Listen, You Can Learn You  »  Read More

From the Independent Business Blogs: 2/13/19

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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: 2/12/19

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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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