A few weeks ago, Erik Lundberg, an ITLP alum from the University of Washington, shared with me a short piece from Inc. – “Don’t Be Afraid to Break Stuff” – which is today’s Tuesday Reading. Chris Mittelstaedt, Founder and CEO of the FruitGuys, a company delivering farm-fresh fruit and vegetables to the American workplace, homes, and schools, is the author.
Today’s reading “Five Questions That Should Shape Any Change Program” comes from Scott Keller and Colin Price, directors at McKinsey & Company and coauthors of the book Beyond Performance. This article appeared early in December in the HBR blog.
Today’s reading is a short piece “Nix Ambiguity and Focus for Lasting Change” by Dan and Chip Heath, authors of Switch: How to Change Things When Change is Hard, as well as Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die.
In this piece, a true story about eliminating narcotics abuse in a health-care network serving Minnesota and Western Wisconsin, the Heath brothers make two major points:
Today’s reading is a reflection on “Change and the Balcony.” Drew MacGregor, Coordinator of Educational MDA Technology, College of Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, sent this reflection to his IT Leaders Program cohort in mid-December 2011.
Several points caught my eye in Drew’s essay:
• Real change occurs when we buy into and experience a paradigm change, a major alteration of how we think or act.
Today’s reading is “3 Paradoxes of a Well-lived Life” and comes from the blog of Box of Crayons, a Toronto, Canada, consulting company that helps organizations, teams, and people do less “good work” and more “great work.” I learned about this piece from Kika Barr, an IT Leaders Program alum from the University of Wisconsin.
Today’s Tuesday Reading “Transforming Your Organization with the Three-Box Approach”reports on a conversation with Vijay Govindarajan and Brian Goldner. Govindarajan is a professor of internation business and founding director of the Center for Global Leadership at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmath. Goldner is president and CEO of Hasbro, Inc.
This week’s reading is a piece “What Steve Jobs Taught Me About Growth” by Nilofer Merchant. Merchant is a writer for the Harvard Business Review. This piece is part of the HBR Insight Center Growing the Top Line.
Steve Jobs died last Wednesday.
Since then, tens of thousands of words of tribute and remembrance have been written along with other similar expressions for this man who on one hand was very human – "much more ... a real person than most people knew" (Dr. Dean Ornish) – with a tremendous love for his wife and children, and on the other was an innovator, likely the greatest innovator who has lived or will live in our time.
You may have run across the term “decision fatigue” in your recent reading. John Tierney in a lengthy NYTimes article “Do You Suffer From Decision Fatigue?” writes:
I found this interesting read “Why Leadership Programs Don’t Work” by Kelly Goldsmith and Marshall Goldsmith in BNET. It’s really short infomercial aimed squarely at you.