Category: Leadership

Leadership Lessons from Two Kinds of Dumplings

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There are probably more ways to make a dumpling than you can count. There’s dough, of course. And there’s filling, but sometimes there isn’t. You can prepare dumplings by baking them, boiling them, steaming them, or frying them. I’m sure I’ve missed some options. When I was a little boy, my father was pastor of a  »  Read More

Boss’s Tip of the Week: Savor Solitude

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It’s common to think of leaders at the head of a group, surrounded by other people. That’s accurate because leadership is a team sport and a people discipline. The paradox is that most of the great leaders of history made use of solitude, purposeful time alone to make themselves a better leader. Take quiet  »  Read More

2 Great Leadership Trade-offs

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“There are no solutions. There are only tradeoffs.” Thomas Sowell said that in his book, A Conflict of Visions. The Merriam Webster dictionary defines a tradeoff as “A balancing of factors all of which are not attainable at the same time.” There would be no tradeoffs in a perfect world. In a perfect world, we’d  »  Read More

Boss’s Tip of the Week: People are unique

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Every team member is a unique individual. Each one is a unique mix of strengths, weaknesses, preferences, and fears. If you modify your behavior so that you treat each one in the way they want to be treated your team and team members are more likely to be both happy and productive. This is only one of 347 tips in my ebook  »  Read More

Leadership’s Sacred Trust

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When Jeff Immelt was growing up, his father worked at GE Aircraft Engine. In an interview Immelt gave to Fast Company in 2005, he said that he never knew who the CEO of GE was. But he always knew his dad’s boss. The interviewer asked him if his dad’s boss had an impact on home life. Here’s what Jeff Immelt  »  Read More

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