Today’s reading – “Why Appreciation Matters so Much” – comes from the pen of Tony Schwartz, President and CEO of The Energy Project and author of Be Excellent at Anything.
Today’s Tuesday Reading was written by Dana Stasiak, a participant in IT Leaders 2012, as a reflection on leadership for her cohort. Dana is the manager for Web Services at Argonne National Laboratory. She writes:
Research by Bradley Owens from the University of Buffalo’s School of Management and David Hekman from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee’s Luber School of Business has shown that “Leaders of all ranks view admitting mistakes, spot lighting follower strengths and modeling teachability as being at the core of humble leadership.” “And, they view these three behaviors as being powerful predictors of their own as well as the organization’s growth.”
Today’s Tuesday Reading is “What to do when you’re stuck” is from Margaret Heffernan’s blog atCBS News. Heffernan has been CEO of five businesses in the United States and United Kingdom. A speaker and writer, her most recent book Willful Blindness was shortlisted for the Financial Times Best Business Book 2011.
Today’s reading “This One Leadership Quality Will Make or Break You”is from the pen of Mike Myatt, author (Leadership Matters…The CEO Survival Manuel) and managing director and chief strategy officer at N2growth. The piece appeared at Forbes.com.
The Tuesday Reading this week is “Become an Extraordinary Leader” comes from Scott Edinger’s blog at the Harvard Business School. Edinger is the executive vice president of Zenger Folkman leadership development consultancy.
Your kids bring home their report cards. Where do you focus – the As or the B– or C? Of course, on the C. It is really where improvement is needed.
For today’s Tuesday Reading, we turn to an Adam Bryant interview of Brown University President Ruth J. Simmons which appeared in the December 3, 2011 NYTimes. IT Leaders Coach Greg Anderson called this interview – which can be found at <http://nyti.ms/tw4lR0> – to my attention. It seemed to be a particularly fitting way to begin the New Year.
Fundamentally, the column is President Simmons’ leadership journey. Some of the key lessons I found in the piece are:
Today’s Tuesday Reading “Nine Things Successful People Do Differently”was posted by Bloomberg BusinessWeek and originally from the Harvard Business Review blogs. The author is Hiedi Grant Halvorson, motivational psychologist and author of Succeed: How We Can Reach Our Goals.
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.