Delegating

If You’re Not Helping People Develop, You’re Not Management Material

By: Jim Bruce
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Today’s Tuesday Reading “If You’re Not Helping People Develop, You’re Not Management Material” <http://blogs.hbr.org/2014/01/if-youre-not-helping-people-develop-youre-not-management-material/>, first appeared in the HBR Blog Network.  The author is Monique Valcour, Professor of Management at EDHEC business school in France.  She focuses on helping companies and individuals craft high performance, meaningful jobs, careers, workplaces, and lives.

Forget The Mission Statement: What’s Your Mission Question?

By: Jim Bruce
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In “Forget The Mission Statement:  What’s Your Mission Question?”,  Warren Berger challenges us to consider responding to a set of mission questions instead of writing a mission statement that is so general it can apply to almost anything.  He argues that mission questions provide a reality check on whether you are staying true to what you stand for and aspire to achieve.  

Why Courage is the Most Essential Virtue

By: Jim Bruce
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This “reading” is a short video presenting the idea that having courage enables you to say NO to something so that you can say YES to something that really matters.  Its author is Michael Bungay Stanier, a senior partner at Box of Crayons, a Toronto-based organization with the slogan “do less Good Work in order to do more Great Work.”

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Learning from My Daughter

By: Jim Bruce
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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

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