Category: Leadership

4 Ounces of Prevention

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Last weekend was quite a weekend. Hurricane Florence settled down in the US East Coast around Wilmington, North Carolina. Then, very slowly, the storm moved inland, dumping oceans of rain and breaking things. It would be nice if we could prevent hurricanes, but we can’t. It would be nice if we could prevent many of the  »  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

6 Ways to Tell if Leadership is Your Vocation

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I can define the word “vocation” in many ways. Some are mundane. Others are theological, and some are mystical. My working definition of vocation is the one I got from a Jesuit priest half a century ago. “You know something is your vocation if you’re willing to put up with all the scut work involved just so  »  Read More

Why great leaders are not like Mary Poppins

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I’ve been swamped lately by some of those simplistic blog posts and articles about leadership. You know the ones I mean. They have headlines like “Characteristics of Great Leaders,” Some headlines are variations on “Seven Things Great Leaders Do Every Tuesday.” Yikes! Read too many of those and you’ll start to  »  Read More

Boss’s Tip of the Week: Baby Steps

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For you and your team members, progress will usually happen in small steps. Big achievements and big improvements happen one baby step at a time. So, encourage the baby steps. Praise the effort. Praise the progress. This is only one of 347 tips in my ebook, Become a Better Boss One Tip at a  »  Read More

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