Category: Leadership

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

Boss’s Tip of the Week: Savor Solitude

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It’s common to think of leaders at the head of a group, surrounded by other people. That’s accurate because leadership is a team sport and a people discipline. The paradox is that most of the great leaders of history made use of solitude, purposeful time alone to make themselves a better leader. Take quiet  »  Read More

Boss’s Tip of the Week: It’s not about you

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There’s an entire industry out there devoted to portraying leaders as larger-than-life, super-special beings. So, if you’re a leader, it’s easy to start thinking that it’s all about you. It’s not. Your job is straightforward. Your job is to help your team and your team members succeed  »  Read More

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