Category: Personal Development

Personal Development: Getting It Righter

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“I was right then, but I’m righter now.” Thus spake my grandson. I don’t remember what he was talking about anymore, but that phrase has stuck with me. Sometimes, kids get it “righter” than we do. They seem to know that life is not about getting the one right answer and then being done with a problem  »  Read More

Boss’s Tip of the Week: Ask for insight

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You’ll confront a lot of situations in your career. Every time you do, you face a choice. You can try to figure everything out yourself or you can ask for help. Most of the books about how to be a leader or supervisor will suggest ways for you to do the analysis. Hardly any of them also suggest that you should ask  »  Read More

Boss’s Tip of the Week: Commit to continuous improvement

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There’s always more to learn and there are always things you can improve. Commit yourself and your team to continuous improvement, to doing things better every day. Read, talk to others, observe, and take classes to find good ideas. Critique your own performance. Improvement is a job that’s never done, but  »  Read More

Personal Development: Getting the Most from Your Boss

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For a couple of decades, I asked the participants in my training programs for supervisors what things they wanted to learn most. Two items were always on the list and usually in the top three. One of them was “talking to people about performance.” The other was “getting along with my boss.” “Getting along” is  »  Read More

Leadership: The Will to Prepare to Win

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One of my favorite quotes is attributed to legendary Alabama football coach Paul “Bear” Bryant. “It’s not the will to win that matters. Everybody’s got that. It’s the will to prepare to win that matters.” We like to write about leadership as something grand and heroic. Sometimes it is. More often, though  »  Read More

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