Today’s Reading, “What Would the Next CIO Do? How to Preempt Your Successor ” deceptively titled. If you are a leader, the article is really for you! The essay’s author is Bryon Payne, CIO at North Georgia College and State University, and it first appeared at cio.com.
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.
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 “The Secret of Dealing with Difficult People: It’s About You” comes from Tony Schwartz’s blog at the Harvard Business Review. Schwartz is the president and CEO of The Energy Project and the author of Be Excellent At Anything.
Almost everyone of us has someone who routinely triggers us. It may be the cynic in your group. It could be someone who doesn’t listen. Or, someone who takes credit for your work. And the list is endless.
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.
Luca Baiguni, Professor of Organizational Behavior and Personal Development at the Politecnico di Milano, was recently was in Barcelona on business and spent some time visiting the city. One of his must see places was the Sagrada Famìla, the basilica universally considered the masterpiece of Antoni Gaudì, the Spanish architect who lived from 1852 to 1926.
In the sports world, a “clutch” player performs best when the pressure is on. [See “Learning to be a ‘Clutch’ Leader” by Sean Silverstone, editor of HBS’s Working Knowledge newsletter.] In the thinking of Paul Sullivan, New York Times business columnist and author of “Clutch: Why Some People Excel Under Pressure and Others Don’t,” the best example of a “clutch” person is the military leader – someone trained to make combat decisions with life or death consequences. [See, “How Cadets Learn to be ‘Clutch’,”.]
Today’s reading is a Matt Richtel piece “Growing Up Digital, Wired fro Distraction” which first appeared in the New York Times on November 21, 2010.
This piece caught my attention for three reasons: