Category: Leadership

Leadership “wisdom” that makes me crazy

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Did you know that there are almost 300 books that Amazon thinks contain “leadership secrets?” Do a Google search for the phrase and you’ll get more than nine million results in about half a second. That makes me crazy. We’ve studied leaders and leadership for millennia. Is it really possible  »  Read More

Leading yourself: A Baker’s Dozen of Things to Master

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You can’t lead others if you can’t lead yourself. Here are a baker’s dozen of things to master if you want to lead yourself well and get on the road to becoming the best leader you can be. Master your smartphone. Your smartphone is the Swiss Army Knife of the Digital Age. There are calendars, reminders  »  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

Boss’s Tip of the Week: They’re watching you

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What you say and do are the tools you use to influence the behavior of the people who work for you. Your team members pay attention to what you say and what you do to get clues about what matters to you and what you expect them to do. Remember: the example you set determines the behavior you get. This is only one of 347  »  Read More

Boss’s Tip of the Week: Help your team members succeed

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It’s not sufficient to accomplish the mission. Part of your job is helping your team members succeed. Help your team members succeed today by making sure they have the skills and resources to do what you ask them to do. Help your team members succeed today by giving clear and reasonable assignments and following up  »  Read More

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