Core values of top tech firms – an infographic
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Core values of top tech firms – an infographic

Thanks to MidAmerica Nazarene University - www.mnu.edu/graduate
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The most powerful women in business and management
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The most powerful women in business and management

  Thanks to the Brighton School of Business and Management - http://thepracticalleader.com/the-most-powerful-women-in-business-and-management/ - for this:    
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Look what you’ll miss if you’re not on my Twitter feed
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Look what you’ll miss if you’re not on my Twitter feed

Are you on my Twitter feed? If not, here’s just some of the things you’ll be missing in the next week: Painful lessons in effective leadership How to turn insults into motivation to succeed 5 Visionary CEOs and Their Key Traits That Every Leader Should Master Getting to know and understand your leadership philosophy Leadership...
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Seeds of Greatness
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Seeds of Greatness

Like most of you, I am a collector and reader of books. My Kindle is filling up with downloaded editions. My bookshelves are full and getting fuller. But with over 400,000 books being published every year in every genre, it is impossible to keep up. On Amazon as of this morning, a search for books...
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Returning next week

With apologies, Jack Dunigan - The Practical Leader, is a bit under the weather and will return on Monday, January 26th.
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The Spirit of Christmas – great quotes from the world’s greatest leaders
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The Spirit of Christmas – great quotes from the world’s greatest leaders

  Whether you are religious or not, Christmas is a special time. The spirit of the holiday can be voiced in verses from the Bible and from the mouths of deep thinkers. Here are some of my favorites collected through the years: “Christmas is a season not only of rejoicing but of reflection.” -- Winston...
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Choosing Effectiveness over Efficiency
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Choosing Effectiveness over Efficiency

  Does your organizational structure look like this? In most places it probably does. At least that is the way the typical leader and almost every manager would diagram it. I did some contract work for an organization that looked like it. The person at the top, in that case a man, monitored and controlled...
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Why do we work so hard for things we don’t really want?
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Why do we work so hard for things we don’t really want?

    It’s Thanksgiving Day here in the US. Perhaps the biggest holiday of the year, it is marked with feasts, football, and shopping. Tomorrow, Friday, is known as Black Friday for business. Many stores open tonight, many more open very, very early tomorrow morning. The holiday used to be observed almost entirely in homes....
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10 stupid things leaders do…and what it does to them
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10 stupid things leaders do…and what it does to them

In the November 14th issue of The Practical Leader Newsletter I reveal the ten stupid things leaders do and what they do to leaders once they do them. But, the list will NOT appear here in this blog. It is for subscribers of The Practical Leader Newsletter only. The good news is subscriptions are FREE!!...
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The non-answer answer
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The non-answer answer

  I’m Irish so I have an affinity for Irish tradition even if it has given rise to all sorts of stereotypes. But perhaps my favorite is the oh-so Irish gift of gab, the ability to tell stories and turn a phrase. There is even a word for that. It is Blarney. When someone can...
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