This week’s reading is a piece “What Steve Jobs Taught Me About Growth” by Nilofer Merchant. Merchant is a writer for the Harvard Business Review. This piece is part of the HBR Insight Center Growing the Top Line.
In MOR’s several Leaders Programs, we routinely talk about the need for everyone to set aside time on a regular basis for reflection, for work on strategic projects, and for planning. In today’s reading "An 18-Minute Plan for Managing Your Day", Peter Bregman proposes a very structured plan for planning and thus for gaining control of your day.
Steve Jobs died last Wednesday.
Since then, tens of thousands of words of tribute and remembrance have been written along with other similar expressions for this man who on one hand was very human – "much more ... a real person than most people knew" (Dr. Dean Ornish) – with a tremendous love for his wife and children, and on the other was an innovator, likely the greatest innovator who has lived or will live in our time.
Over the past several weeks I’ve seen many reviews of Teresa Amabile and Steven Kramer’s new book “ The Progress Principle: Using Small Wins to Ignite Joy, Engagement, and Creativity at Work.” Today’s reading “How Small Wins Unleash Creativity” from Harvard Business School’s Working Knowledge is a summary of that book.*