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How Horrible Bosses Can Make Workers Miserable. Sadly, I would have to say that I have learned more from bad bosses that good ones. Specially, they taught me what not to do. Here are 13 lessons.
Here’s What to Say When You Blow It. Many words in the English language are difficult. In fact, there’s even a Dictionary of Difficult Words. But none are more difficult than these: “I’m sorry. I was wrong. Will you please forgive m...
3 Ways to Put Yourself Exactly Where You Need to Be. Years ago, I received some great advice about how to negotiate the deal you want. In fact, I would say this is the secret to successful negotiating.
5 Things I Learned When We Got Away From It All. I am about to embark on a sabbatical for the next month to get away, enjoy time with family, and do some long-range thinking. Americans typically don’t take all of their vacation days, much less go off on sabbaticals. The idea of an extended period away from work may sound like an exotic concept or, […]
3 Things Being Canned Taught Me About Management. It’s easy to look at successful people and envy their situation. What you often don’t see is the pain they went through to get there. I’ve made lots of mistakes. In fact, I’ve actually been fired from three jobs. Here’s what I learned.
8 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Be Scared by Scarcity. Over the years, I have noticed that there are two kinds of thinking. One kind leads to success, joy, and fulfillment. The other leads to failure, fear, and discontent. Which type are you?
7 Strategies to Optimize Your Time Off and Come Back Refreshed. The days are getting shorter again, but it’s not too late to take a few days off before the end of summer. August is often the perfect month to take some time away from work. You should consider getting away for a bit because you probably need it. Vacations are vital for rejuvenation, especially for […]
It’s More than a Hiring Gimmick—It’s a Tool for Fine Tuning Team Culture. There’s no greater predictor of long-term organizational success than healthy team culture. Yes, customers matter. So do products and services. But an unhealthy team won’t create the best products or serve their customers very well. Show More Summary
3 Vital Truths to Remember as You Work to Make a Difference in the World. As a leader, you are going to draw fire. People will criticize you. But the greatest leaders are not easily offended. Instead, they remember these three simple truths.
4 Lessons to Help Strong Women Thrive in the Marketplace. Here’s an idea for women who bump up against the glass ceiling at work: Create your own business where you own the ceiling. And the good news about that DIY approach to business is that it’s easier than ever before. Christy Wright is an entrepreneur and business coach whose mission is to help create a […]
5 Ways We’re Focused on Making Ours Great. Customer service is a double-edged sword. Get it right and you can make loyal, lifelong customers who sell your products for you. Get it wrong and you can find your business in real trouble. The Wrong Way to Do It My friend Frank gave me an example of the exact wrong way to do customer […]
6 Ways to Pluck the Goose Without Ruffling Feathers. When I first joined Thomas Nelson, communications with most of our staff were not where they needed to be. There was a joke at the time that was all too accurate. If you worked at our publishing house and wanted to know what was coming next, you’d just have to find out about it in […]
3 Things Eisenhower Got Right About Storming the Beaches. D-Day is known as a great victory for the allied forces, the beginning of the end for the Nazis as over 150,000 troops pushed into Europe in the first wave of an invasion by sea. But it easily could have gone the other way. We can learn a great deal from the difference. A draft […]
4 Ways to Separate the Milk From the Dogs. It’s one of the toughest questions in business: Who should you be working with? Several years ago, when I was CEO of Thomas Nelson, I had one of those moments of clarity that has broad application for organizations. The “aha!” moment came when I was thinking about our professional relationships with authors and agents. Some […]
4 Ways to Let Go and Move on to Greener Pastures. When I wrote recently about firing monster clients who eat up disproportionate time and resources, one reader replied, “Great idea. Do you have a guide for how exactly we should do that?” It was a good question. A guide like that would have been useful to me earlier in my career. I have had to […]
5 Lessons From America’s First Bookworm-in-Chief. Most Americans think of George Washington as a great leader and the father of our country, but I bet few of us think of overdue library books. When Washington was president, he took borrowed two books from a New York library and forgot to return them. According to a humorous but true story the fines […]
3 Ways to Work up the Courage to Say It. People have way more potential than we often think they do. They can change, but unless we find the courage to speak up, they may not have the opportunity. Here are three truths to remember when you are faced with having a difficult conversation.
A 3-Point Check-Up to Get the Most out of the Middle. There comes a point in every story when you are ready to quit. It could be a relationship, a project, or your job. Regardless, you’ve had enough, and you are ready to “throw in the towel.”
Learn How to Build an Engaged Online Following in 30 Minutes a Day. When I talk with people about the frustrations they feel in building an engaged online following, slow growth and insufficient time come up more frequently than anything else. Show More Summary
Also: We’re Hiring! See if You’re a Fit for Our Team. Most leaders I’ve met recognize you need the right people to build a high-power team. But few of them have defined the ideal candidate for their organization. They’re playing with fire. A few of my grandkids are reading the Roald Dahl classic George’s Marvelous Medicine right now. In the story, the boy George mixes up […]