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Measure What Matters

Do you make New Year’s resolutions? It’s only mid-January 2021 so there’s still time.  On the other hand, it’s mid-January and plenty of people have already abandoned theirs. Maybe New Year’s resolutions are broken so often because they’re so vague, … Continue reading

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High Output Management

High Output Management is one of the most disappointing books I’ve ever read, and in some places it flat out pissed me off.   The focus is always on output. Everyone and every team produces output. A manager’s job is … Continue reading

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Radical Candor

Radical Candor:  Be a Kick-Ass Boss Without Losing Your HumanityBy Kim ScottSt. Martin’s Press, New York, 2017 Search the web for “top 10 reasons people quit their jobs” and you’ll find “bad boss”, “terrible boss”, or “relationship with boss” at … Continue reading

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Dare to Lead

Brené Brown’s latest book, Dare to Lead: Brave Work, Tough Conversations, Whole Hearts, is about courage. The book is pitched towards managers and executives to help them build the courage they need to lead their organizations. But I think the book could just as easily have been titled Dare to Live because it applies to many aspects of our lives. Continue reading

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Informal Leadership: Leading Without Authority

During a lunchroom conversation at work the other day, a colleague asked how you can lead without authority. How can you be an effective leader without having the formal or positional authority of a VP, director or manger? It’s a … Continue reading

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The Myth of the Strong Leader

The Myth of the Strong Leader: Political Leadership in the Modern Age By Archie Brown Basic Books, New York, 2014 We all admire strong leaders, leaders with a commanding presence, leaders who aren’t afraid to make tough decisions, who “tell … Continue reading

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