Category: Personal Development

Boss’s Tip of the Week: Get a Leadership Development Buddy

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Many people who exercise have a workout buddy they go to the gym and work out with. Runners have running buddies. Those buddies increase the likelihood that you’ll exercise or run on days when you’d rather sit on the couch and eat pizza. They develop along with you so you’re sharing similar problems and  »  Read More

No One Starts Out Great

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How many people do you know who are great at something? I spent my life talking to people like that. You might recognize some names, but you wouldn’t recognize most of them. Those people have two things in common. First, they’re great at something. They’re great executives and first-line supervisors. The great ones  »  Read More

Boss’s Tip of the Week: Track your own performance

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Don’t depend on someone else to tell you how you’re doing. Don’t depend only on your gut-sense either. Track your performance on key indicators to improve your results. Track your performance on the items on your To Do list. Track key activities that you know lead to success. Track your Key Performance  »  Read More

5 Tips for Improving Self-Improvement

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Everybody wants to do better. Ben Franklin was a master of many things. But he pursued “the arduous task of arriving at moral perfection.” Moral perfection may not be your goal, but I bet there’s parts of your life you’d like to improve. There are over 100,000 books on Amazon on self-improvement. The sheer number  »  Read More

Lifelong Learning (Over and Over Again)

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I’m self-reliant and independent and persistent. Usually, those are good things, but sometimes they’re not. I learned that for the first time more than 50 years ago. I was a young Marine, fresh out of boot camp. My unit was conducting a field exercise. A Gunnery Sergeant pointed to a Jeep and told me to, “Get that  »  Read More

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