Collect Feedback on Your Performance

Collect Feedback on Your Performance

Everyone – even the most accomplished leaders – has strengths and areas for improvement.  When I talked to organizational consultant Ed Poole about professionals who rise quickly, he warned me of the danger of being “unconsciously incompetent,” meaning you don’t …
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How to Lead Without Authority

How to Lead Without Authority

In a business world of shrinking hierarchies and individual contributors, one of the toughest challenges for the high-achiever is learning to lead without authority.  In my years in the workforce, I’ve been responsible for several large, multi-departmental initiatives with only a few direct reports to engage.
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How to Be an Intrapreneur

How to Be an Intrapreneur

Many employees are entrepreneurs at heart and believe they have to leave the corporate world in order to fulfill their dreams.  This is not necessarily so.  If you’re lucky, your organization is one that supports intrapreneurship – or the practice …
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A New Chapter for the QuickBase Blog

A New Chapter for the QuickBase Blog

Today I’m happy to introduce an important new chapter in the evolution of the QuickBase team blog.  We are launching a section of our blog dedicated to the issues team leaders face in trying to build effective, productive, engaged teams that deliver great results.
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