Several weeks ago I was pointed to UBS's Knowledge Center and a short piece True Leaders Must "Walk the Floor." This piece reinforces the importance of communicating with staff. It notes that many leaders have found that interacting with their staff by walking around can build relationships, help staff understand their leader's goals, and provide them with insight and helpful information. You'll find the piece at,
Today's reading, Seven Strategies for Attracting and Retaining Top IT Talent, which comes from the January 4, 2007 issue of CIO, is just as applicable to other fields as it is to IT.
Business 2.0 reports what seems to be an amazing data point: For every two baby boomers who retire in the next decade, there will be only one college grad to take their place. Thus, it is very likely that having strong skills in attracting, hiring, and retaining staff will become even more important than it is today.
Today, we welcome the participants in Group VI of the IT Leaders Program who are starting their first workshop. Welcome to the Tuesday Readings, gleanings from my readings that I hope you might find interesting, provocative, and otherwise useful.
Today's two-part reading takes the once-common practice of communal barn-raising where everyone in a community worked together to benefit a single farm family. Given the right task, good planning and organization you may find a community approach gets the right result and has the benefit of generating new relationships that represent a real added value.
Most of us, I suspect, don't pay much attention to "trust" until we get smacked in the face because there is an absence of trust and that absence of trust is stopping progress towards our goal dead in its tracks. Rick Brenner, in two April issues of his newsletter Point Lookout focuses on the costs of low or no trust.
As I was reading the current issue of Fast Company, I ran across a
longer column reporting on a conversation with Joe Kraus on what he
now knows. Kraus was a founder of Excite that in 1996 became one of the
biggest tech IPOs ever. At 33 he is not starting Jotspot, a hosted
Internet service that allows anyone to create and edit Web pages.
I thought you might find his lessons instructive.
I found this short piece in today's crop of electronic newsletters.
It's a story about how to work a crowd to build relationships.
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Knowing How to Work a Crowd
BY Bil l Piecuch