What can I read to become better at my work?

Mar 22

On the job, has the boss or the management of the company ever recommended a book?  Its usually short, an “easy read” they say.  It reeks with simple lessons about customer service, collaboration, values or good leadership.  Often including fables with fairly simple characters who’ve overcome some drama at work or some personal ordeal.  If they can...

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Another Leadership Post (Woo Hoo!)

Oct 30

Another Leadership Post (Woo Hoo!)

We often identify great leaders as extroverted people who are bold and decisive. But you don’t need this set of characteristics to be a successful leader. Leadership positions are populated with people who have a rainbow of qualities, from different origins and backgrounds. It’s about how you interact with people. Everyone has different strengths and attributes....

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To the Leader With An Iron Fist

Aug 27

To the Leader With An Iron Fist

Have you been “lead” by someone with an iron fist?  Have you thought about what you’d like to say to such a person?  My friend and blogger/social media expert Geoff Talbot is my guest and offers a suggestion.  You can read Geoff’s other work at: The Seven Sentences Blog   Are you proud of your ability to rule your subjects with an iron...

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Culture

Apr 21

Culture

I’ve been very lucky to have worked with many small businesses from finance, marketing, non-profit, technology and healthcare.  It’s fascinating to learn what they do and how they do it.  In my experience, the most consistently successful companies are those that look carefully at how their culture develops. Within a few months to 2 years of existence,  it’s a...

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What’s Strong With You?

Jan 15

What’s Strong With You?

I’ve always been fascinated by people and understanding what makes them tick.    My dad studied child psychology and used my sister and me as experimental subjects.  Later, in college, I turned away from the accounting, finance and IT courses and devoured psychology, sociology and anthropology.  I was gripped by human resources and unlike many, entered the...

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3 Words for 2015

Jan 07

  As this blog has developed over the last few years it’s been difficult to pull the trigger on posts.  I blame a couple of people I follow (partly) for this deficiency.  They express themselves so eloquently that I find myself at a loss for words.   But seriously folks, I’d like to thank Geoff Talbot.   I’m deeply grateful for our friendship, one that...

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