September 2012

What Successful People Do With the First Hour of Their Work Day

By: Jim Bruce
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Today’s reading “What Successful People Do With the First Hour of Their Work Day” by Kevin Purdy, a freelance writer, first appeared in FastCompany.  It’s not a new message – you heard it during your IT Leaders Program sessions – but it is presented in new voices.

Purdy points out that many leaders do, and more should, start their days in powerful different ways:

How to Think

By: Jim Bruce
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Today’s Tuesday Reading is a recent reflection from Jim Phelps, ITLP alumnus and Senior IT Architect at the University of Wisconsin Madison.  His thoughts do cause one to pause as we have (or really take) so little time to think that we have forgotten how.

Are You Sure You’re Not A Bad Boss?

By: Jim Bruce
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Today’s Tuesday Reading “Are You Sure You’re Not A Bad Boss?” first appeared in the Harvard Business Review’s Blog Network.  Jack Zenger and Joseph Folkman are, respectively, the CEO and the president of Zenger | Folkman, a leadership development consultancy.  They are co-authors of the October 2011 HBR article “Making Yourself Indispensable,” and the book How to Be Exceptional: Drive Leadersh