Category: Leadership

Good Worry, Bad Worry

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I looked up the word “worry” in the dictionary. It said: “Give way to anxiety or unease; allow one’s mind to dwell on difficulty or troubles.” There were synonyms, too. They included fret, agonize, brood, panic, lose sleep, and get worked up. Not a positive thought in the bunch. But worry is  »  Read More

Boss’s Tip of the Week: You’re the spark

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If you’re the boss, you’re the spark that sets off your team’s energy and drive. Your team members take their cues from you. If you’re radiating energy and purpose, they’ll pick up on it. But if you’re not, they’ll pick up on that, too. So, don’t show up in a down mood. Take  »  Read More

Your Purpose Doesn’t Need to be Earth-Saving

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Tom Corbett, Space Cadet, was the main character in a series of books, movies, and TV shows in the 1950s. In one memorable episode, Tom has been saved from captivity. He looks directly into the camera and says, “I’m going to rescue my friends and save the earth!” Then, he rushes off-camera to do his good  »  Read More

Boss’s Tip of the Week: Autonomy demands accountability

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“Autonomy” has become the buzz word for “giving your team members as much control as possible over their work life.” That’s a good word and a good concept. Just remember that autonomy demands accountability. If you allow a team member to decide how to do the job, he or she must also be  »  Read More

The Genie, the Bottle, and What’s Next

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Things are sure different than they were a month or so ago. Millions of people are now working from home. Behind closed doors, they’re doing things they never did before. Instead of going to meetings in glass-walled conference rooms, they’re videoconferencing. Some of them wear formal business shirts and tops  »  Read More

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