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It Pays to Work Overtime as a Leader

March 16th, 2014 · 7 Comments · Building Better Business Managers, Business Ethics, Business Management, Improving Your Business Leadership

If you want followers to make the extra effort for you, you have to work overtime to earn it. You probably saw the news last week that President Obama has directed the Labor Department to revise rules pertaining to overtime pay requirements. The intent of the original set of rules was to exempt employers from [...]

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Just be Thankful We are Not Like Russia!

March 9th, 2014 · 7 Comments · Building Better Business Managers, Business Management, Improving Your Business Leadership, Politics and Politicians Gone Awry

We can be thankful and pretentiously proud that America would never ever be a boorish bully with its neighbors, the way Russia has been with the Ukraine. Or can we? The media this past week has treated us to a wonderful, real-time example of international power-politics and the usual, duplicitous response to it. On the [...]

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Avoiding the Rigor Mortis of Leadership

March 2nd, 2014 · 4 Comments · Building Better Business Managers, Business Management, Improving Your Business Leadership

It is a sure sign of dead leadership when the leader becomes inflexible, unresponsive to input, stuck in rigid positions and is exacting as to how things are to be done. Do you remember the scene in Washington, D. C. on a cold January day in 2009, when Barack Obama stepped spritely to the podium [...]

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