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Pete Friedes on Becoming a Best Boss

I interview Pete Friedes, author of “The 2R Manager” about Becoming a Best Boss. We discuss Relating and Requiring, the two behavior sets of effective managers — and how to learn your own style and improve. Learn your own default

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Why your Employee is Always Right

I learned a lot about humans from studying pigeons. It was 1985 and I worked at Professor Israel Goldiamond’s behaviorism lab at the University of Chicago. (And yes, pigeons are a lot different from people.) The biggest thing Professor G.

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Turnarounds and Revitalizing – with Bob Papes

Seasoned executive and turnaround expert Bob Papes discusses the timely lessons of his two books, “Turnaround” and “Management During an Economic Crisis.” (These are both out of print, unfortunately.) Bob has engineered five consecutive turnarounds of businesses in the $15

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Best Practices for Meetings – 5 Structural Elements

Most meetings suck. Yours can suck way less. Here are 5 structural elements that will make your meetings fast, fascinating, and effective — and how to implement each one.

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Managing in the NOW with John Bernard

There’s a business revolution coming, believes management guru and author John Bernard. He wants you to be ready for it. It’s called “Managing in the NOW.”  (Listen to the interview is here.)Executing in the NOW means that “every employee can…

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Management Rewired

The counter-intuitive nature of leadership and management has been a staple of contrarian authors for decades.  These include Alfie Kohn’s “Punished by Rewards” and Richard Farson’s “Management of the Absurd” to name just two.Now, Charles Jacobs p…

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