This week’s Tuesday Reading “12 Things Good Bosses Believe”comes from Bob Sutton’s pen and appeared in the Harvard Business Review blogs. Sutton is Professor of Management Science and Engineering at Stanford University. He studies and writes about management, innovation, and the nitty-gritty of organizational life. He is author of Good Boss, Bad Boss.
Today’s Reading, Christensen on disruptive innovation in higher education, comes to us from the Changing Higher Education blog. (Clayton Christensen coined the term “disruptive innovation” in 2003, having used “disruptive technology” earlier for the same concept.)
Roger Schwarz writes an occasional newsletter titled “Mindset. Behavior. Results.” In a recent edition he noted that collective wisdom is often found in unexpected places, for example, bumper stickers. Here is his article:
The key point in Adam’s short essay is simply:
A person changes in a fundamental way as he or she engages with a particular field of knowledge, i.e., when he or she learns something.
You think differently, the way you “show-up” is different, what you look for is different, your expectations are different, etc.
Today’s Tuesday Reading “Transforming Your Organization with the Three-Box Approach”reports on a conversation with Vijay Govindarajan and Brian Goldner. Govindarajan is a professor of internation business and founding director of the Center for Global Leadership at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmath. Goldner is president and CEO of Hasbro, Inc.
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.
Today’s reading is “Managing Yourself: Stop Holding Yourself Back”from the Harvard Business Review. The authors are Ann Morriss, managing director of the Concire Leadership Institute and Robin Ely and Frances Frei, both professors at the Harvard Business School.
Morriss, Ely, and Frei have been studying for over a decade what gets in the way of ambitious employees who want to step up and lead. Ely has studied race, gender, and leadership; Frei has focused on coaching senior executives; and Morriss works on unleashing social entrepreneurs.
Ray Ozzie, chief software architect at Microsoft and previously a key figure at Software Arts and at Lotus, and founder of Groove, is leaving Microsoft after a short transition period. Shortly after he made his announcement, Ozzie wrote “Dawn of a New Day,” as an email to Microsoft’s Executive Staff and his direct reports. He also posted it at <http://ozzie.net/docs/dawn-of-a-new-day/>. I believe that this piece is a “must-read” for everyone who is, or who aspires to be, a university IT leader. Ozzie has a good track record at
This Tuesday’s Reading “Lessons in IT Leadership: Doing Less with Less and Failing for Success” is from Mark Katsouros, Director of Telecommunications and Network Services at the University of Iowa.*
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: