The Tuesday Reading for this week is “The Best Way for New Leaders to Build Trust,” as essay by Jim Dougherty. Dougherty is a veteran software CEO and entrepreneur and now is a senior lecturer at MIT’s Sloan School of Management. In the essay, he relates some of his experiences as CEO of Intralinks, an internet services company that provides secure web based electronic deal rooms.
Today’s Tuesday Reading, “6 Management Lessons from Visionary Women Leaders,” is from the pen of Lydia Dishman, a business journalist covering innovation, entrepreneurship and style, and appeared recently in FastCompany.
Today’s Tuesday Reading, “Your IT Project is Toast – 11 Early Indicators To Watch For”, is a slide deck that I recently found in InfoWorld. The author is Roger Grimes, contributing editor of the InfoWorld Test Center.
This week’s Tuesday Reading “Real Influence,” from the title of Mark Goulston and John Ullmen’s book “Real Influence: Persuade Without Pushing and Gain Without Giving In,” is a continuation of the reading begun last week. Goulston is a business psychiatrist, executive coach and cofounder of Heartfelt Leadership. Ullmen oversees the website MotivationRules.com and teaches at the UCLA Anderson School of Management. This reading is drawn from four HBR blog posts from the two authors.
"We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude."
- What are you not paying attention to and how can you start?
- What little things does your family do?
- What do the people that you work with do well?
- What would it be like without these people?
"Silent gratitude isn't much use to anyone."
Today’s reading is a post, “Fors and Againsts,” that recently appeared in the Creative Leadership blog of John Maeda. Maeda, who currently is the President of the Rhode Island School of Design, calls himself a graphic designer, computer scientist, academic, and author. Previously, he was E. Rudge and Nancy Allen Professor of Media Arts and Sciences and Associate Director of Research at MIT’s Media Laboratory.
Leadership lessons continue to flow from the recent worst-to-first Red Sox season. Here is a great article from Fast Company on David Ortiz and leadership, "World Series MVP David Ortiz's Big, Bold, On-the-fly Leadership Lessons".
"I don’t care if you like each other right now, but you will respect each other, ” said Coach Herman Boone to his high school football team in the movie Remember the Titans.
A few good reminders from The HR Director, "Top Tips for Talent Management"
- Keep a finger on the pulse
- Create meaningful, exciting jobs
- Encourage personal growth