Category: Boss

Why are there so many bad bosses?

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“Boss” is a loaded term for many people, but I think it’s the best term to describe a person who is responsible for the performance and care of a group. It’s a job. Many of the people who have that job don’t seem to be doing it very well. How Many Bad Bosses Are There? Popular wisdom has it that there are an  »  Read More

Leadership: A Bunch of Cs for Bosses

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Being a boss is a bit like playing golf. There are 42 bazillion things you can get good advice about and then concentrate on improving. That’s part of the fun. Since there’s no one set of perfect principles and no short list of the things you must do, your challenge is to suck the important advice for you out  »  Read More

Boss’s Tip of the Week: People are people

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People are people. Obvious, right? But that statement has some profound implications for you. People have emotions and they bring them to work. People are unique, not interchangeable parts. People have relationships and knowledge. People have lives that overlap their time at work. People aren’t good at the things  »  Read More

Books that make the greatest impact on Mike Figliuolo

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I asked the members of the Intentional Reading Panel which books made the greatest impact on their business or life. Here’s Mike Figliuolo’s answer. The books that have made the greatest impact on my business life are Perspective on McKinsey by Marvin Bower and The Obstacle is the Way by Ryan Holiday. Bower’s work  »  Read More

Boss’s Tip of the Week: Pay Attention to What You Pay Attention To

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What you pay attention to is important. At least that’s what your team members think, and it gives them clues about how to act. If you reward performance, they will strive to perform better. If you praise effort, they will work harder. If you brush off their ideas so you can talk about office politics, they will stop  »  Read More

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