Build Best Bosses Leadership Blog Anniversary

Fulcrum Associates - Leadership Training and Development, Team BuildingThe older I get the less excited I am about anniversaries (except, of course, our wedding anniversary, dear Linda). But July 26 marked the completion of the second year of my weekly leadership blog, Build Best Bosses.

It has been quite a trip. When I first contemplated starting this blog I hesitated, fearing that I would soon run out of things to say and would end up locking myself into a weekly writing burden. Vivid memories bubbled up from my university days of painful all-nighters to complete term papers.

But it hasn’t been like that at all. Here’s what the blog has done for me:

  • Provided an opportunity to explore the many challenges, conundrums, and paradoxes that face a manager who wants to be an effective leader
  • Helped crystallize my thinking on a wide range of leadership related topics and issues
  • Prompted me to look for stories and incidents from my workshops and coaching that embody lessons and insights for managers
  • Kept me alert to new research and developments in fields that encompass leadership, management, and employee engagement.
  • Forced a discipline in both my thinking and writing

Most important of all, the Build Best Bosses blog has enabled me to share with our clients, interested managers and professional colleagues useful, cutting edge, easily digestible (200-400 words per post) information on how to become their employees’ “best boss ever.”

If you are not currently receiving my weekly posts, I invite you to subscribe via either a web-based news reader or email. Go to <> and click on the little orange icon in the upper right hand corner.

I would love to have you join me on the journey.

Ian CookBest wishes,

Ian Cook


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Ian Cook, MILR, CSP, is a presenter, facilitator and executive coach. He works with managers who want to increase their effectiveness as a leader and build a stronger team. To book Ian for a training seminar, team facilitation or keynote presentation, call toll-free at: 1-888-FULCRUM (385-2786) or e-mail: Ian Cook.