Today’s reading is “The Four Capacities Every Great Leader Needs (and Very Few Have)” <http://bit.ly/beWaWF> by Tony Schwartz, CEO of The Energy Project, a company that helps individuals and organizations fuel energy, engagement, focus, and productivity by harnessing the science of high performance. This entry appeared in FastCompany’s Expert Blog on October 15, 2010. (It and other blog entries by Tony Schwartz can also be found at <http://www.tonyschwartz.com/blog.php>.)
Today’s reading, “Getting to the Heart of a Disagreement – and Resolving It,” is from Roger Schwarz’s Fundamental Change Newsletter and is found below.
Disagreements are natural and inevitable, and their resolution is often crucial to moving forward. So, how do you resolve them? Do you focus on developing common ground? Do you try to minimize the differences? Do you compromise hoping that the disagreement will go away?
Today’s reading, “Introverts: The best Leaders for Proactive Employees", is a piece by Carmen Nobel that appeared in a recent issue of the HBS Working Knowledge newsletter. The article reports on the research of Francesca Gino, associate professor in the negotiations, organizations, and markets unit at the Harvard Business School.
Yesterday, EDUCAUSE released its 2010 study of undergraduate students and information technology.
Tony Schwarts, CEO of the Energy Project, says a lot in this short piece “Six Ways to Supercharge Your Productivity”. His key point is that as a result of the digital demands of the world we now inhabit, we are in danger of undertaking more and more tasks and creating less and less real value.
He suggests six practical behaviors – all of which you’ve heard before – which if adopted will increase the value of what you do:
I came across today's reading, "Leaders Develop Daily, Not in a Day", last week in John Maxwell's GIANT Impact newsletter. Maxwell is an internationally know writer -- over 19 million books sold -- and speaker on leadership.
His's thesis in this piece is very straightforward: "Unless we set aside time to grow into the person we desire to be, we will not reach our potential." Leaders need to commit themselves to the process of growth, if indeed they want to develop as leaders.
Today’s reading, suggested by Chris Paquette, Senior Consultant for Survey Services at MOR Associates, comes to us from the September 2, 2010 issue of the Economist – “Declining by degree”. The author is an anonymous Economist consultant, Schumpeter, who generally writes on individuals and ideas behind the latest trends in business and management. (Presumably the pseudonym refers to Joseph Schumpeter [1883-1950], an Austrian economist and political scientist who popularized the term “creative destruction” in economics.)
Today’s reading is about a particular form of relationships called “clicking,” the phenomenon of rapidly connecting with another person, either in the work environment or in our personal lives. The article “The Importance of Connecting with Colleagues” is a discussion by Ori Brafman and Rom Brafman of their new book “Click: The Magic of Instant Connections.”
“Click” is the outgrowth of a research project to discover what happens when people click; and whether and how these moments shape our lives. Two big surprises came from the research:
Today’s reading “If You Mess Up, Fess Up!” comes to us from Fast Company’s Expert Blog. It’s author is Paul Glover, who founded the Glover Group, a management consulting firm focusing on improving workplace performance, after a long career as a labor/employment law attorney.