Category: Leadership

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

Are you a “me first” leader?

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Organizations designate some people as responsible for the performance of a group. I call them “Capital L Leaders.” That’s you if leadership is your job. And, if that’s you, you have a big temptation to avoid. Lord Acton said that, “Power corrupts.” Here’s how that works. If you’re a  »  Read More

Boss’s Tip of the Week: What you do is your example

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You’ve been advised to “lead by example,” but you often don’t hear that you have no choice. What you say and what you do are the example you set. The question to ask yourself is: “Do I want people to follow this example?” If you don’t, change your behavior. This is only one of 347  »  Read More

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