Tuesday Reading

“The Behaviors that Define A-Players”

By: Jim Bruce
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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.

Tuesday Reading

How to Override Your Default Reactions in Tough Conversations

By: Jim Bruce
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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.

Tuesday Reading

6 Steps to Turn Strangers into Connections

By: Jim Bruce
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All of us want to expand the breadth of our networks and build stronger relationships.  Today’s Tuesday Reading, “6 Steps to Turn Strangers into Connections“ which appeared in FastCompany, gives us some helpful suggestions to do just that.  The essay’s author is Stephanie Vozza who writes about business and time management and is the author of The Five-Minute Mom’s Club:  105 Tips to Make a Mom’s Live Easier.

Tuesday Reading

Curiosity and Leadership

By: Jim Bruce
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Today’s Tuesday Reading, Curiosity and Leadership, was written by Sarah Miller as a Leadership Reflection for the CIC X Leaders Program cohort.  Sara is Faculty Engagement Service Leader in the Division of Information Technology at the University of Wisconsin - Madison.

Curosity lives where learning and motivation intersect. 
 

What does curiosity have to do with leadership? Everything, I would argue. I see it as the connective tissue that links the topics of the IT Leaders Program:

Tuesday Reading

Less is More: When You’re Saying Too Much And Getting Ignored

By: Jim Bruce
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Today’s Tuesday Reading “Less is More:  When You’re Saying Too Much And Getting Ignored” is Lisa Evans' review of Joseph McCormack’s book Brief: Making a Bigger Impact by Saying Less.  The review appeared in FastCompany.com.  McCormack is a marketing executive who, among other activities, counsels military leaders and senior executives on key messaging and strategy initiatives.

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