Weekend Leadership Reading: 7/10/20

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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: You don’t have to wait for the future of work

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Annie was exactly the kind of boss you want at your company. Her team was a top producer. People loved to work for her. Some team members had been there for more than a decade. The ones who left almost always left for a great job somewhere else. That “somewhere else” is important. “Slave ship” is the best  »  Read More

From the Independent Business Blogs: 7/8/20

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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

Summer Reading Lists for Business Leaders: 7/6/20

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In my lifetime, two features characterized Summer. Vacation is one. The other was the summer reading list. Every summer, when I was a boy, my family would go to a lake in the Poconos for a month. Every year we took books to read. My father had his shipped ahead by Railway Express. This summer is different for me, and maybe  »  Read More

Boss’s Tip of the Week: Don’t plan too much, too early

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We tend to plan projects when we know the least about them. Hold off on developing detailed plans until you have some idea of how you work together and what the challenges of the project really are. Remember this: no plan survives its first contact with reality. Think plan, review, adjust, repeat. This is only one of 347  »  Read More

Weekend Leadership Reading: 7/3/20

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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

Planning for Times Like These

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Most “modern” business planning owes a debt to Frederick Winslow Taylor. Taylor believed that planning was separate from execution and that “superior” people planned, while others did the work. Most of Taylor’s writing was about the factory. Many business planners seem to have that factory on  »  Read More

From the Independent Business Blogs: 7/1/20

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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: How the Mighty Fall

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I read How the Mighty Fall about the time it came out in 2009. The logical question is: “Why did you wait so long to review it?” The short answer is that I didn’t think it was that great a book. I still don’t. I decided to review it because Art Petty and I were going to discuss it on our Leadership  »  Read More

Boss’s Tip of the Week: When you’re criticized

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You won’t make it through life or work without receiving criticism that hurts. Often, it will follow the words, “Can I give you a little feedback?” Sometimes the criticism will be valid and sometimes it will be unfair. Sometimes you will expect it and sometimes you won’t. Sometimes you’ll be angry or hurt  »  Read More

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