Month: July 2014

To be a better leader — more able to mobilize others — you must get through to them. The best way to get through to someone is to truly listen. In order to listen deeply, according to Mark, we must …

Just Listen Again – an interview with Dr. Mark Goulston Read More »

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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 …

Pete Friedes on Becoming a Best Boss Read More »

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Experience is mandatory. Learning is optional. Today’s headlines include the news that Washington State is legalizing the recreational sale of marijuana. How should a leader — or aspiring leader — handle such a potentially disruptive event? By learning from it. …

Selling Pot in Washington State, and How to Predict the Future by Journaling Read More »

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Bosses are merely human. A little more likely to be male, to be older, to be a “D” (Decisive) on the DISC profile. But no more or less virtuous than the rest of humanity. Which is exactly why they should be held …

How to Not Be a Jerk Boss Read More »

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My client Mick has a friend he admires — Jo. They’re both solo professionals, both lawyers, with adjacent specialties. They refer work to each other and don’t compete directly. Jo is a monster of efficiency. When they compare results, Jo …

How to Ask your Efficient Friend for Help Read More »

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