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Even a Schmuck Can Teach You Things

Here’s another one from Karen Salmansohn’s book, Ballsy: 99 Ways to Grow a Bigger Pair and Score Extreme Business Success. It’s tip number sixty...

“Even a schmuck can teach you things…Defocus your anger at enemies. Refocus the lessons they generously teach you. In the end, you can learn just as much from your tor-mentors as from your mentors…Don’t hold onto all your resentments. Instead hold onto all the lessons learned.”

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15 Minute Challenge

In her book, Ballsy: 99 Ways to Grow a Bigger Pair and Score Extreme Business Success, Karen Salmansohn's tip number ninety-eight is as follows...

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In the soon to be released book by Randy Boek, Kathleen Goodman, and Lisa Haneberg called, Undo Before You Become Undone the term “unmanagement” is introduced as follows…

<<Imagine that you were in charge of wooing a big client to your firm. This client would generate a significant revenue stream and be considered a bread-and-butter account. How would you approach getting the client and keeping it? You would do things like these:

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Celebrate the 100th Blog Post of "Joe and Wanda on Management" and Win a Free Book

Well, it’s hard to believe, but this is Joe and Wanda’s one hundredth post. To celebrate, we’ll be giving away a free copy of Lead Well and Proper (the book that put Joe and Wanda on the map) to 5 random guests who comment on the post. Click here to check out an interview with Joe and Wanda and share a management tip for a chance to win a free book.

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Blue Ocean Strategy – Fair Process

In their book, Blue Ocean Strategy, W. Chan Kim and Renee Mauborgne address the difficulties of implementing strategy of any kind – blue, red, or any other color for that matter. They maintain that “fair practice” is the key variable that distinguishes successful strategic moves from those that have failed.

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Larry Bossidy on Leadership

In his book, Execution, Larry Bossidy mentions that Leadership is not about strategizing and creating vision then dispensing it on managers to do the grunt work. Leadership is not about presiding. Leadership is about being actively involved in the business. To Read more, click here.

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Performance Appraisals - No Weaknesses?

In Larry Bossidy's book, Execution, Larry offers up the following comment on performance appraisals.

“If you have a boss that gives you an evaluation and doesn’t have anything to say about your weaknesses, go back and get some additional information from them. Otherwise you are not learning anything.”

Click here to read more.

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Interview with Nick McCormick on the Team Approach's Meet the Author Series

Tune in to an interview with Nick McCormick on The Team Approach's Meet the Author Series on May 30th from 11:00am to 12:00pm EST. Click here to register.

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The Effective Executive

Peter Drucker wrote this book back in 1966 and it is as pertinent today as it was then. It concentrates on a small number of practices to help executives manage themselves – a precursor to managing others.  Drucker makes the point that, “No one is born an effective executive. No one is a natural… It must be learned…In addition, it is not exceedingly difficult.” That’s welcome news for all of us. We simply need to follow the practices outlined in this book.