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May 31, 2015

Why Cruel Leaders Get All the Love

Years ago, I worked alongside a man who was a real tyrant. He would bark orders at his direct reports, and they would practically jump out of their shoes to do as he…

May 28, 2015

Really, Leaders Should Stop Going Out to Lunch

I received quite a response to last week’s article, “Why Exceptional Leaders Skip Lunch.” I pointed out that working at your desk through your lunch hour was a good way…

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.

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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