The Duncan Report

9 Mistakes Commonly Made, Rarely Addressed

Everyone makes mistakes. Most of them are relatively harmless. But some could derail your career. Smart people learn from their mistakes. The really sharp ones learn from the mistakes of others. Here are some tips from CEOs, sports legends, and other imperfect people.

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Is the Wrong Stuff Stalling Your Career?

Up to two-thirds of managers will be fired, demoted, or will simply plateau at some point in their careers. Why? Because the behaviors that really matter don’t get the attention they deserve. It doesn’t have to be that way.

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Stories: Effective Leaders’ Must-Have Tool

Good stories have a power all their own. They can make complex issues understandable. They can give people a sense of community. They can call people to action in ways they never imagined. Here’s advice from an expert.

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Teamwork: From Empty Slogan To Expert Practice

“Teamwork” is more common as a buzzword than as an actual practice. Teamwork has been given a bad name by a world of bad practitioners. But when we’re strategic about putting both the team and the work into teamwork, beautiful things can happen.

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Find Meaning in Work, Chocolate, and Monks

When Shawn Askinosie walked away from his law practice he didn’t know beans about the chocolate business. Now his entrepreneurial insights are attracting wide attention.

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Are You a Type A? Can You Become One? Should You?

In our hurry-up world, many people still subscribe to Type A and Type B personality theory. But an innovative new framework suggests the future lies with Type Rs—people, businesses, families, and even entire communities that turn challenges into opportunities in times of upheaval, crisis, and change.

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