Today’s Tuesday Reading “Nine Things Successful People Do Differently”was posted by Bloomberg BusinessWeek and originally from the Harvard Business Review blogs. The author is Hiedi Grant Halvorson, motivational psychologist and author of Succeed: How We Can Reach Our Goals.
Today’s reading “The Secret of Dealing with Difficult People: It’s About You” comes from Tony Schwartz’s blog at the Harvard Business Review. Schwartz is the president and CEO of The Energy Project and the author of Be Excellent At Anything.
Almost everyone of us has someone who routinely triggers us. It may be the cynic in your group. It could be someone who doesn’t listen. Or, someone who takes credit for your work. And the list is endless.
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.
Luca Baiguni, Professor of Organizational Behavior and Personal Development at the Politecnico di Milano, was recently was in Barcelona on business and spent some time visiting the city. One of his must see places was the Sagrada Famìla, the basilica universally considered the masterpiece of Antoni Gaudì, the Spanish architect who lived from 1852 to 1926.
In the sports world, a “clutch” player performs best when the pressure is on. [See “Learning to be a ‘Clutch’ Leader” by Sean Silverstone, editor of HBS’s Working Knowledge newsletter.] In the thinking of Paul Sullivan, New York Times business columnist and author of “Clutch: Why Some People Excel Under Pressure and Others Don’t,” the best example of a “clutch” person is the military leader – someone trained to make combat decisions with life or death consequences. [See, “How Cadets Learn to be ‘Clutch’,”.]
Today’s reading is a Matt Richtel piece “Growing Up Digital, Wired fro Distraction” which first appeared in the New York Times on November 21, 2010.
This piece caught my attention for three reasons:
I found today’s Tuesday Reading in yesterday’s New York Times. Matt Richtel had a wonderful piece “Outdoors and Out of Reach, Studying the Brain” that reports on a five day trip by five neuroscientists plus Richtel, and a guide, rafting, hiking, and camping along the San Juan River in the Glen Canyon National Recreational Area in Utah.
Dan Heath in today’s Reading – “Want Your Organization to Change? Put Feelings First” – points out that typically when we want people to change, we try to teach them something. Sounds good, right? WRONG! According to Heath and John Kotter, knowledge rarely leads to change.
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: