March 2014

11 Expert Tips to Help You Be More Productive in 2014

By: Jim Bruce
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Today’s reading, “11 Expert Tips to Help You Be More Productive in 2014”, is one of those pieces written for a specific time, early January 2014, which on second thought, are applicable at any time of the year.  This essay by Kathleen Davis, Leadership Editor at FastCompany.com, shares tips she has compiled from eleven super-productive people that address how they manage so much.

Four Keys to Thinking About the Future

By: Jim Bruce
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The Tuesday Reading this week is “Four Keys to Thinking About the Future”, an essay by Jeffrey Gedmin that appeared on the Harvard Business School blogs.  Gedmin is President and CEO of the Legatum Institute in London. Prior to joining the Legatum Institute in 2011, he spent four years as President and CEO of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, where he oversaw the company’s strategy and broadcast operations in 22 countries.

How Do You Know You are Coaching?

By: Susan Washburn
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Several people have asked me recently - how do you know you are coaching and not just having a conversation or giving someone advice?

So I thought I'd share this list of Coaching Indicators.  Enjoy!

Strategy Without Execution 
Is Hallucination!

By: Jim Bruce
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The Tuesday Reading today, “Strategy Without Execution Is Hallucination!”  has a title that comes from a presentation to a McGill MBA class by Mike Roach, the CEO of CGI, a 31,000 person IT firm.  The essay first appeared in Karl Moore’s Forbes column on Leadership.  The author is Rebecca Black, a McGill graduate and now a business development specialist at Shaw Communications in Calgary.