The Tuesday Reading today is “3 Underappreciated IT Leadership Skills?”, a commentary appearing this past July in Information Week. The essay’s authors are Whitney Hischier and Rajiv Ball, lecturers at the UC Berkeley Haas School of Business where they teach the Business Leadership for IT Professionals program.
Today’s Tuesday Reading is actually a Marshall Goldsmith video “Leadership is a Contact Sport”.
In this video Goldsmith teaches a very straightforward model for development as a leader or as a team member. It has eight steps:
1. Ask. Create a habit of asking people important questions – how could I have done a better job on my last project? How could I lead my team better? How could I have better supported you? You get the idea.
The Tuesday Reading today is “Develop Strategic Thinkers Throughout Your Organization” by Robert Kabacoff, Vice President of Research at the Management Research Group. The essay appeared in the HBR Blog earlier this year.
Today’s Tuesday Reading, “How to Communicate Effectively at Work” first appeared two years ago as a nine picture slide deck embedded in a Forbes’ article that reports on Karen Friedman’s book Shut Up And Say Something: Business Communication Strategies to Overcome Challenges and Influence Listeners. The
We all encounter tough conversations almost daily. Today’s Tuesday Reading, How to Override Your Default Reactions in Tough Moments, provides some oft-needed help. The essay is by Lee Newman, Dean of Innovation and Behavior and a professor of Behavioral Science and Leadership at IE Business School in Madrid, and appeared earlier this year on the HBR Blog Network.
All of us want to expand the breadth of our networks and build stronger relationships. Today’s Tuesday Reading, “6 Steps to Turn Strangers into Connections“ which appeared in FastCompany, gives us some helpful suggestions to do just that. The essay’s author is Stephanie Vozza who writes about business and time management and is the author of The Five-Minute Mom’s Club: 105 Tips to Make a Mom’s Live Easier.
Today’s Tuesday Reading “Less is More: When You’re Saying Too Much And Getting Ignored” is Lisa Evans' review of Joseph McCormack’s book Brief: Making a Bigger Impact by Saying Less. The review appeared in FastCompany.com. McCormack is a marketing executive who, among other activities, counsels military leaders and senior executives on key messaging and strategy initiatives.
This week’s Tuesday Reading is The Dangers of Denial, an essay by Ron Ashkenas, managing partner of Schaffer Consulting and co-author of The GE Work-Out and The Boundaryless Organization
Today’s reading, “The Best of TED” is a story that appeared in a March issue of FastCompany. It’s based on research by Carmine Gallo who analyzed 500 of the most popular TED talks to identify what makes a TED talk great. Gallo is a technology writer and author of Talk Like TED: The 9 Public-Speaking Secrets of the World’s Top Minds (St. Martin’s Press, March 4, 2014).
Three Ways Leaders Can Listen with More Empathy
Today’s reading is Three Ways Leaders Can Listen with More Empathy, an essay by Christine M. Riordan, Provost at the University of Kentucky and an expert in leadership development and workplace diversity. The essay appeared on the HBR Blog Network.