Category: Leadership

Boss’s Tip of the Week: Your job is to help the team and the team members succeed.

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You may think that being a boss is only one job, but it’s really two. One is to accomplish the mission through the team. That’s the one most people are aware of. The other job is less recognized, but it’s important to your short term and long term success. Your job is to help your team members succeed  »  Read More

3 Things Effective Leaders Do

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I can’t tell you his name. He says that would be bragging and he doesn’t brag, even though he has a lot to brag about. He joined his company as a management trainee more than half a century ago. He retired as CEO of their international business. He’s certainly had a lot of great business  »  Read More

Boss’s Tip of the Week: Study leaders

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There are two ways to study leadership. You can read books and articles about leadership. Or you can observe leaders and read books and articles about leaders. Learning from actual leaders, especially ones you can question, should be a big part of your learning. Leadership is situational and you can assess the situation  »  Read More

Boss’s Tip of the Week: Favor behavior

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Anyone can talk a good game. The proof is in the behavior and the performance. Pay more attention to how your team members act than to what they say to find out what’s important to them. Pay more attention to how they perform so you don’t get misled by empty promises. Identify the people whose actions and words  »  Read More

Leadership: Over the Hills and Far Away

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Bernard Cornwell’s Richard Sharpe series is the kind of historical fiction I love. The series traces a compelling character through a range of historical events. Those events are the Peninsular War (1808 –1814) and the Battle of Waterloo. The historical detail is incredible, so there’s lots of things to  »  Read More

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