David Brooks’ May 27, 2010 Op-Ed piece in the New York Times was titled “Drilling for Certainity”which is today’s Tuesday Reading. The piece also appeared in the May 29th Pittsburgh Post Gazette and was seen by Annie Stunden, Former CIO, University of Wisconsin and IT Leaders Presenter and Coach.
In today’s readings “Why Brainstorming Doesn’t Work”and “Better Brainstorming: 4 Ways to Generate Great Ideas", Margaret Heffernan reminds us of several shortcomings in our brainstorming practices and suggests improvements. Heffernan is visiting professor of entrepreneurship at Simmons College in Boston, CEO, author, and speaker.
This Tuesday’s reading is “Communicating Vision”, by John Maxwell, prolific writer and speaker on leadership.
In this short article, Maxwell outlines an approach for communicating a clear and compelling organizational vision. (You will notice many similarities to the SUCCES tool that we have presented in many of the MOR leadership program workshops.)
He makes six recommendations:
Today’s reading is Marshall Goldsmith’s article “The Mark of a Great Leader.” In the article, Goldsmith says that the key trait of today’s leader is self-awareness. He goes on to say that self-awareness entails “having a heightened understanding of one’s own behavior, motivators, and competencies – and having ‘emotional intelligence’ – to monitor and manage one’s emotional responses in a variety of situations.”
A few weeks ago Angela Bell from the University of Iowa shared Dan Bobinski’s article “Is your leadership developing or diminishing?” with her cohort and now I’d like to share it with everyone.
As Bobinski, a training specialist, author, and president of Associates at Leadership Development, indicates, too many leaders easily get caught up in the immediate and forget, or neglect, the important.