The Tuesday Reading today is “3 Underappreciated IT Leadership Skills?”, a commentary appearing this past July in Information Week. The essay’s authors are Whitney Hischier and Rajiv Ball, lecturers at the UC Berkeley Haas School of Business where they teach the Business Leadership for IT Professionals program.
Today’s Tuesday Reading is actually a Marshall Goldsmith video “Leadership is a Contact Sport”.
In this video Goldsmith teaches a very straightforward model for development as a leader or as a team member. It has eight steps:
1. Ask. Create a habit of asking people important questions – how could I have done a better job on my last project? How could I lead my team better? How could I have better supported you? You get the idea.
Today’s Tuesday Reading is a reflection written for his cohort by James Lewis, Academic Technology Support Infrastructure Manager, College of Liberal Arts, University of Texas, Austin and a recent IT Leaders Program alum.
The Tuesday Reading today is “Take a Walk, Sure, but Don’t Call It a Break”, an essay that appeared early in the year in the HBR blogs. Its author, Dan Pallotta, is an expert in nonprofit sector innovation and a pioneering entrepreneur. He is founder of Pallotta TeamWorks, which invented the multi-day AIDSRides and Breast Cancer 3-Days.
Today’s Tuesday Reading is “To Get Honest Feedback, Leaders Need to Ask”, as essay from the pens of Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner which appeared on the HBR Blog Network. Kouzes and Posner are coauthors of The Leadership Challenge: How to Make Extraordinary Things Happen in Organizations. Both are at Santa Clara University where Posner is Acolti Professor of Leadership and Kouzes is Executive Fellow of Leadership at the Leavey School of Business.
Today’s Tuesday Reading, “The Behaviors that Define A-Players”, focuses on identifying those leadership skills that make a difference between good and exceptional individual performers. The essay comes from the pens of Jack Zenger and Joseph Folkman and appeared in the Harvard Business Review boogs. Zenger and Folkman are CEO and president of the leadership consultancy Zenger | Folkman and authors of several books on leadership.
The Tuesday Reading today is “Develop Strategic Thinkers Throughout Your Organization” by Robert Kabacoff, Vice President of Research at the Management Research Group. The essay appeared in the HBR Blog earlier this year.
Today’s Tuesday Reading, “How to Communicate Effectively at Work” first appeared two years ago as a nine picture slide deck embedded in a Forbes’ article that reports on Karen Friedman’s book Shut Up And Say Something: Business Communication Strategies to Overcome Challenges and Influence Listeners. The
We all encounter tough conversations almost daily. Today’s Tuesday Reading, How to Override Your Default Reactions in Tough Moments, provides some oft-needed help. The essay is by Lee Newman, Dean of Innovation and Behavior and a professor of Behavioral Science and Leadership at IE Business School in Madrid, and appeared earlier this year on the HBR Blog Network.