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How Do You Recharge?

Leaders are “on” all the time.  This can be a great thing when your energy is high and you feel engaged and focused.  But sooner or later burnout creeps in.  Whether it’s from working too hard or juggling too many things or just getting bogged down in a tough patch, we all go through periods […]

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Mar
29

Book Review – Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain

I’ve taken quite a few communication style surveys over the last 10 years, and every one pegs me as an extrovert.  I’ll confess that I procrastinated reading Quiet for several weeks even though it was strongly recommended to me by a co-worker who had read it (and who self identifies as an introvert) because I […]

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Mar
27

The Speed of Leadership

Have you ever been driving on a highway and missed your exit?  There’s a moment of panic and indecision as you see the sign and wonder if that’s where you should get off.  Maybe another car is blocking you and you can’t move over fast enough.  Maybe your GPS is telling you to go a […]

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Mar
25

If You Think You Are Beaten You Are

My 7th grade English teacher had us memorize this poem and it’s still a great reminder of how important your own attitude, your own will, and your own belief are to your potential for success.  Thank you Mr. Knowlton, wherever you are today. If you think you are beaten, you are; If you think you […]

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Leadership Lessons from The Croods

I went to see The Croods with my son this weekend – in case it hasn’t crossed your radar screen, it’s a new Dreamworks movie about a family of cave people.  It was surprisingly funny and surprisingly touching –  definitely worth watching.  The basic plot centers around a family has managed to survive when all their neighbors […]

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Mar
22

Book Review – Lean In: Women, Work and the Will To Lead by Sheryl Sandberg

Sheryl Sandberg is everywhere right now. Turn on CNN and she’s talking to Soledad O’Brien. Pull up Harvard Business School’s website and she’s the lead story. She’s talking to Oprah.  Her book launch was the talk of the twitterverse and everyone wants to weigh in on whether she’s a genius and an icon of women’s […]

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Surviving Your First Week On The Job

I talk a lot about surviving the transition to management, but a few weeks ago I got to pitch in and give some tips to Aquarius Magazine (a publication of Gulf News) on how to survive your first week in a new job.  The article came out yesterday and it’s full of great ideas from […]

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How Retro – Yahoo CEO Elminates Working Remotely

High tech companies are supposed to be at the leading edge right?  So why did Yahoo’s new CEO just turn the clock back to 1985 and require all of their employees to come into the office?  I can think of a few reasons – what do you think? Workforce Reduction – Don’t like the new […]

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Wonderful TED Talk – Eddie Obeng

This is fantastic – Eddie Obeng about the changed world we live in and how to cope with it. Looking for more ideas on how to grow your management and leadership skills?  Why not join the Survive Your Promotion group on LinkedIn?  Share management and leadership resources, ask questions, make connections and help other emerging […]

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Dec
01

Management Lessons from The Art of Racing in the Rain

I just finished The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein and I can’t recommend it highly enough.  It’s sort of about a dog and sort of about race car driving but it’s really about an approach to life and to challenge that I found both inspiring at a personal level and applicable […]

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