March 2013

How to Win a Bitter Leadership Contest

By: Jim Bruce
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Anna Mar, engagement manager and senior writer at simplacable.com posits that open positions in your organization are precursors to contests.  This piece was suggested by Bill Allison, an ITLP alum who is Director, Campus Technology Services at the University of California, Berkeley.  Bill noted that the short piece is valuable even when the leadership contest isn’t bitter and isn’t a contest.

Train Your Brain to Focus

By: Jim Bruce
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Paul Hammerness and Margaret Moore, authors of Organize Your Life, Organize Your Mind point to three ways to improve our focus. Hammerness is assistant professor of psychiarity at the Harvard Medical School and Moore is founder and CEO of the Wellcoaches Corporation and co-director of the Institute of Coaching at McLean Hospital. Their original essay appeared on the Harvard Business Review blog.