Category: Leadership

“Talent” is Bunk

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I’m sick of “talent.” I’m sick of wars for talent, and talent pipelines, and talent acquisition. I’m sick of talent anywhere it’s used as a substitute for people. People are not talent. People have talent. People are more than talent. There’s no such thing as disembodied talent. Every bit of talent  »  Read More

Leading and Riding a Bike

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My friend, Terry, rides his bike in triathlons. My friend, Hal, thinks there’s no vacation as good as riding his bike from the Canadian border of the United States to the Mexican border. Liz has more modest goals. She’s pictured at left. Leading and riding a bike have a lot in common. For one thing, pretty much anyone  »  Read More

More Lessons from Steve Jobs

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When Steve Jobs died in 2011 at age 56, he was a far better leader and person than he was 30 years before. That shouldn’t surprise you. It’s natural for us to change and develop as we move through life. That’s what we expect of ourselves, our friends, and the people we work with. That’s what we expect of our  »  Read More

Boss’s Tip of the Week: Play the odds

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No management technique works every time, but you’ll do better over the long haul if you play the odds. Start by choosing the technique or choice that’s proven most likely to work. If it doesn’t work or if it doesn’t work well, try something else. This is only one of 347 tips in my ebook, Become a  »  Read More

Tradeoffs: Another Reason Leadership is Hard

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Leadership is already hard. Leadership is people work, and no two people are alike. To make things even more fun, individuals don’t act the same way in every situation. Decision-making isn’t easy, either. Many times, you don’t have a choice between right and wrong. The best you can do is a choice between almost right  »  Read More

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