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The One Word That Honest Leaders Never Say
May 27, 2015

The One Word That Honest Leaders Never Say

Did you work for a boss who said “Trust me!” and then went on to hurt you? When this happens, it is not only a sucker punch to the gut. It has lasting implications.

Why Sam the "Yes Man" Never Got Paid
May 26, 2015

Why Sam the "Yes Man" Never Got Paid

I used to know a guy — we’ll call him Sam — who always agreed with everything the CEO said or did. He loved the CEO even when she was nasty or very, very wrong. He was a Yes Man.…

How Far in Debt Should Your Business Go?
May 22, 2015

How Far in Debt Should Your Business Go?

Broke. Kaput. Dead. Finished. That is what it feels like when your small business runs out of cash. I would tell you to avoid that from happening, but that’s just stupidly obvious.…

Work Must Define You
May 20, 2015

Work Must Define You

Work has gotten a bad rap lately. It has earned the reputation as a necessary evil that you must be miserable doing. Many people say that you must maintain an equilibrium between…

Why Exceptional Leaders Skip Lunch
May 19, 2015

Why Exceptional Leaders Skip Lunch

We all have the same 24 hours in a given day, but not everyone chooses to spend their hours in a meaningful way. You may know someone who gained a leadership role who goes through…

5 Habits of Hyper-Productive Developers
May 14, 2015

5 Habits of Hyper-Productive Developers

The Alpha Engineer rules Silicon Valley and all great technology ecosystems. He is tough to find, a genius in thought and a workhorse in productivity. He is worth 100 or more…

How to Handle the Crazy Boss Screamer
May 14, 2015

How to Handle the Crazy Boss Screamer

What a great response to Tuesday’s article, How Confident Leaders Silence the Office Screamer. In this post, I related a story of a veteran kindergarten teacher who charmed an…

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