August 2011

One Small Step for You – One Giant Leap for Employees

By: Jim Bruce
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Today’s reading is a short piece by Jeff Haden, “One Small Step for You – One Giant Leap for Employees”.  Haden learned much of what he knows about management as he worked his way up the printing business from forklift driver to manager of a 250-employee book plant.  The rest he picked up from ghost writing books for some of the smartest CEOs he knows in business.

In the article, Hayden provides two short personal stories of bosses he has had congratulating him on his work.

Too Much Information

By: Jim Bruce
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Today’s reading is the Schumpeter* column “Too much information”, from the July 2, 2011 issue of The Economist.

The column notes that “information overload is one of the biggest irritations of modern life."  The author goes on to note that the ”data fog“ is thickening at the time when workers are compelled to take on additional tasks.  Many don’t see this situation changing even when the economy improves.

The result is three big worries:

Leadership Lessons from the Debt Deal Fiasco

By: Jim Bruce
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Yesterday, Dave Logan's column "Leadership Lessons from the Debt Deal Fiasco" appeared in the BNET newsletter.  Given the timeliness of the subject, I wanted to share the column and its lesson with you.  Logan is a faculty member in USC's Marshall School of Business.  He teaches leadership and management.  In addition, he's a Senior Partner in CultureSync, a management consulting firm he co-founded in 1997, and author of four books including "Tribal Leadership."