Today’s reading is a post, “Fors and Againsts,” that recently appeared in the Creative Leadership blog of John Maeda. Maeda, who currently is the President of the Rhode Island School of Design, calls himself a graphic designer, computer scientist, academic, and author. Previously, he was E. Rudge and Nancy Allen Professor of Media Arts and Sciences and Associate Director of Research at MIT’s Media Laboratory.
Today’s Tuesday Reading is a guest reading from the pen of Greg Busby, Director, Planning and Program Management, Office of the CIO, Cornell University. It first appeared as a Reflection to the ITLP 2013 cohort.
Let’s face it – we live in a Push world. Things to do arrive on our desk all the time, pushed there via email, meetings, texts, phone calls. And all of these are SOMEONE ELSE’S PRIORITY.
A few good reminders from The HR Director, "Top Tips for Talent Management"
- Keep a finger on the pulse
- Create meaningful, exciting jobs
- Encourage personal growth
Among the attributes that all leaders need is confidence – not too much so as to be blinded by benign overly confidence and not too little to feel inadequate.
From the desks of Jack Zenger and Joe Folkman comes an article sharing the importance of like-ability in a leader. Zenger is CEO and Folkman is President at Zenger – Folkman, a consultancy focusing on strength based leadership development located in Orem, Utah.
Vicky Mikula, Assistant Director of Applications, Cornell Information Technology and ITLP 2012 alum makes two important points: We must learn to be open to learning from all sources. And, as leaders we must open up paths for our staff to achieve results.
Learning from My Daughter
by Vicky Mikula, Assistant Director of Applications, Cornell Information Technology
John Baldoni is an internationally known leadership educator, coach, author, and speaker. Today’s reading, a recent BNET blog post, is “’I Don’t Have Time’ and Other Excuses Managers Give for Not Coaching” and can be found at <http://bit.ly/mPG92a>.
Today’s reading is an article from the May 11, 2011 issue of Knowledge@Wharton – “Leadership as the ‘Norm, not the Exception'” <http://knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu/article.cfm?articleid=2771>, a report on a speech at Wharton by Barry Salzberg, who became global CEO of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited on June 1, 2011.
In his remarks, Salzberg identified ten leadership lessons for the next generation of leaders:
Today’s reading comes from Anthony Tjan’s Harvard Business Review Blog. Tian is CEO of the venture capital firm Cue Ball and is a recognized business builder. The piece “Six Habits of a Talent Magnet,” which he wrote with Tsun-yan Hsiehm chair of the LinHart Group, can be found at <http://bit.ly/e5VSWy>.
Last Saturday, Erik Lundberg, ITLP alum from the University of Washington, found at interesting piece – "Google's Quest to Build a Better Boss" – in the New York Times and sent it to me. Erik noted that "By analyzing data from within its own ranks, Google proves what management practitioners already preach. But then implements it in a way that resonates with technical/engineering types."