Category: Leadership

Gifts for a Leader to Give at Christmas

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Christmas is in the air. It’s been in the air since sometime on Halloween night, when the first Christmas decorations went up. Since then, we’ve been alerted to the approach of the holiday by advertisements, social media posts, email blasts, and watered-down versions of carols played in elevators and dentist’s  »  Read More

Boss’s Tip of the Week: Try voluntary meetings

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Everybody hates meetings. Maybe you should make them voluntary and see what happens. In some companies, voluntary meetings are the norm, but you’ll probably have to try them and see how they work for you. This is only one of 347 tips in my ebook, Become a Better Boss One Tip at a  »  Read More

What would Marvin Bower think?

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In 1937 James O. McKinsey, founder of McKinsey & Company, died, at age 48. The firm split into two parts. One part, A. T. Kearney, stayed in Chicago. Marvin Bower kept the part of the firm headquartered in New York. He kept the name McKinsey. And he set about turning McKinsey into something different. Back then  »  Read More

Boss’s Tip of the Week: Maintain your standards

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You need standards for work quality, timeliness, and cooperation. You need to communicate those standards. And you need to maintain them. It’s easy to make an exception for this and then an exception for that and another exception for something else. It seems like a good idea at the time. But if you do that too often  »  Read More

Leadership by Example

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“There is no leadership without leadership by example.” I heard that bit of wisdom from the lips of Captain James Westley Ayers, USMC. But I only remember the quote because of the example he set. My father said that, “You’re alive as long as they tell stories about you.” Many of us who knew Captain Ayers are  »  Read More

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