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Boss’s Tip of the Week: Find the Push-to-Talk Switch

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One key to having conversations with your team members is listening more than you talk. You can do that easily if you use two key facts about human nature. We all like to talk. And we all have at least one thing we love to talk about. I call that the “Push-to-Talk” switch. Listen for clues to what it is for  »  Read More

Weekend Leadership Reading: 7/6/18

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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

Boss’s Tip of the Week: Make a Self-Development Plan

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Don’t leave your personal development to chance or your company’s training department. Take control by creating your own development plan. Build on your strengths. Make your weaknesses irrelevant. Seek out situations that will drive you to grow. It’s your life and your career. Make the most of it. This is  »  Read More

Book Review: The CEO Next Door

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Let’s get the bad news out of the way first. There’s no magic in The CEO Next Door: The 4 Behaviors That Transform Ordinary People into World-Class Leaders. The four behaviors referred to in the title aren’t going to transform you or your career. If you master them, you will probably be a better leader than you would  »  Read More

Leadership Fortune Cookies

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The story goes that the WonTon Food Company, the world’s largest fortune cookie maker, tried to introduce them in Hong Kong, but failed because the cookies were “too American.” Yes, indeed, in this salad bowl of a nation, it turns out that fortune cookies could be as American as apple pie, though you  »  Read More

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