Fri.Nov 16, 2018

The Best Work-Life Balance Tips

Joseph Lalonde

While you can’t completely balance your work and outside life, you can do many things to make them more balanced. You can find more time to spend with your wife and children.

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Be Your Own Boss: How to Take Control of Your Career and Start Your Own Business

Women on Business

We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: [link] If you haven't already done so, update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us. link]. Women On Business Sponsors

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Leading Views: Humility is the X-factor in Great Leaders

Leading Blog

In The Punk Rock of Business , Jeremy Dale stresses the importance of humility not only to distinguish yourself but also because it is an accelerator of success. He states that “the ability to keep a sense of humility is probably the single biggest lesson” included in his book.

How to Boost Your Profits

Strategy Driven

America is built on the spirit of entrepreneurship. There are over 28 million small businesses nationwide, and a further 22 million that are solely operated. That’s a large number of businesses that contribute to the country’s economy.

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Great Moments in HR


Close enough BBC: Japan's cyber-security minister has never used a computer. Photo by rawpixel at Unsplash


Common Disputes Between Business Owners

Strategy Driven

It is perhaps inevitable that, at some point, commercial business owners will not see eye-to-eye with their peers. After all, entrepreneurs are hyper-focused on their business.

Bock's Reading Assignments


I anticipate disagreeing with the conclusions reached in some of the articles included in Wally Bock's reading assignments for this week but that's fine. I read a lot of stuff I disagree with

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The Diversity of Illegal Immigration


Race and ethnicity were richly diverse; yet assimilation was the collective shared goal—made easier because immigration was almost entirely a legal and measured enterprise. No one much carried for the superficial appearance of his neighbors.

The Art of Persuasion: 7 Negotiation Techniques That Won’t Leave You Hanging

Strategy Driven

Negotiation is an art form. It requires interpersonal skills, a masterful control of language, a deep understanding of human emotion, and excellent listening skills. This is perhaps why a small company’s success often hinges on the quality of its salespeople. Find common ground.

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Will May Remain?


The Americans and the French have their moments but it is hard to beat British politics for sheer drama. Photo by Thomas Charters at Unsplash

The Next Starting Line

Lead Change Blog

Your business, like your life, is always changing. You never cross a finish line without discovering something exciting: that finish line is also the next starting line. And when you work and live with a healthy relationship with feedback, you have the emotional energy and awareness to actively ask yourself where that next starting line is. Is it internal? Is it external? What should your next project be? How can you add value for yourself, to those around you, and to the larger world?

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The Character of Your Team


When you have managers of high character running businesses about which they are passionate, you can have a dozen or more reporting to you and still have time for an afternoon nap.

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The Amtrak Fiasco

Leadership Freak

Emotion is a fickle mistress. I’m writing this from a hotel where I hadn’t planned to stay. At first, I was angry at Amtrak for canceling the train. When I laid down last… Continue reading → Leading

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Gift Idea


You can find the "Carry the Fire" Zippo lighter at The Art of Manliness


Weekly Round-Up: Building Corporate Culture, Storytelling Lessons From Stan Lee, Employee Communication Techniques From Retailers, Developing Leadership Skills in Children, Leading in Polarized Times


Welcome to my weekly round-up of the best-of-the-best recent leadership and communication blog posts.

Your Film for the Weekend


A full appreciation of "Behemoth" may require large quantities of beer and chips

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Best Talent Management Strategies To Attract Top Talent

HR Digest

Every organization wants to maximize the potential of her employees in the best possible way. And the most effective approach is the use of proven talent management strategies. Without a proper talent management approach, employees will lack proper engagement and development potentials which eventually hurt the company they are employed.

Leadership Power-Up—Make Time to Think Deeply

Management Excellence

We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: [link] Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us. Decision-Making Just One Thing Leadership Leadership Power-Ups Strategy Leadership Power-Up Slow Down to Move Faster Think Deeply Time for Contemplation

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Q&A With Jane: How do I deal with employee theft?

HR Digest

Sometimes, not confronting an employee who is stealing from you sends the wrong message to other employees. It’s a dicey situation, but one that can lead to serious ramifications when not dealt with immediately. So, how to deal with employee theft? Dear Jane, I’m in a bit of a jam. I hired three assistants for my retail store and, over the last six months, I’ve noticed quite a few irregularities in the shop takings report.

How Managers Should Respond When Bribes Are Business as Usual

Harvard Business Review

MirageC/Getty Images. Corporate bribery—that is, the practice of companies paying government officials for preferential treatment — is not only illegal in dozens of countries.

How to Work for a Boss Who Has a New Idea Every 5 Minutes

Harvard Business Review

IAN HOOTON/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY/Getty Images. You walk down the hall, head spinning — unsure of how to stabilize yourself. You went into your one-on-one thinking you had clarity on your current priorities.

For Better Retail Promotions, Ask These Questions

Harvard Business Review

John Rizzo/Getty Images. Discounts and promotions are at an all-time high, often comprising the single-biggest cost within many retailers’ P&Ls.

The Benefits of Laughing in the Office

Harvard Business Review

Daniel Viñé Garcia/Getty Images. While on an investor tour in Europe, I ended a busy day by joining my boss at a nice restaurant. After he said something funny, I responded in my typical style — throwing back my head and letting out hearty, unabashed laughter. People were taken aback.

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