Today’s reading is – IT Hiring: How Thomson Reuters’ CIO Identifies Cultural Fit – a recent piece appearing in the CIO newsletter. It features an interview of Kelli Crane, senior vice president and CIO of Thomson Reuters by Beth Ehrgott.
Terry Gray, IT Leaders Program alumnus from the University of Washington, suggested today’s reading, “How To Rise Fast At Work: A True Story”. Terry thought that the piece might be of interest to the leaders community. And, I agree.
In this Forbes.com piece, its author Avril David talks about two acquaintances – whom he calls Mike and Ted – and their respective, different approaches to their first job, analyst at a small investment firm.
Today’s reading, “The Power of Trust: A Steel Cable”, comes to us from the Mindtools Newsletter. The author is Bruna Martinuzzi, the founder and president of a Canadian consulting company that focuses on emotional intelligence, leadership, and presentation skills training.
If you are leading a change initiative, then you must be an influencer for that initiative to be successful. Yet studies have shown that only one in five leaders are able to influence positive change in a way that it lasts. What’s going on?
Today’s reading is “The Influencers: The Top Five Reasons Leaders Lack Influence”. In this piece, Ron McMillan and Joseph Grenny, the authors who also wrote “Influencer: The Power to Change Anything,” provide five reasons why leaders lack influence:
Every time you begin a change endeavor, it’s quite natural to ask “am I prepared and ready?” Is my team/organization prepared and ready? Are the stakeholders ready?
Today’s Reading is Preston Cline’s ”Leadership Lessons from Mt. Kilimanjaro“ which appeared in the November-December issue of the Wharton Leadership Digest <http://leadership.wharton.upenn.edu/digest/index.shtml> and is reproduced below by permission.
Todays reading, Jennifer Kahnweiler’s “Why Introverts Can Make The Best Leaders” comes from Forbes.com. Kahnweiler is the author of “The Introverted Leader: Building on Your Quiet Strength” and is president of AboutYOU, an Atlanta based leadership consultancy.
Welcome to 2010! I trust that each of you had a wonderful time with family and friends. Just before Christmas Roger Schwartz published “Giving and Receiving Gifts in Conversation” in his Fundamental Change newsletter. I found the article so thought provoking that I have published it here as this week's reading by permission.
Two Decembers ago, I wrote about giving and receiving gifts. Many readers found it helpful as they prepared for the holidays, so I have begun sharing the article each December:
One of my sons acquired a new Flip MinoHD digital camcorder just before Thanksgiving. This gave all the family ample opportunity to appear in living color and HD. And, as I watched myself later on the video, I realized that what others were seeing was not what I necessarily expected or, in many cases, wanted them to see.