Relationships

You Need to Take Care of Each Other (One Hand)

By: Jim Bruce
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Joe Bajek, Director of Enterprise Cloud Services at the University of Colorado and an Advanced Leaders Program participant, submitted this reflection on leadership.  I would add that you should look for opportunities to help those around you.  Both you and they will benefit.
 
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One Hand
by Joe Balek, Director of Enterprise Cloud Services at the University of Colorado

Bring Courtesy Back to the Workplace

By: Jim Bruce
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Ron Ashkenas, managing partner of Schaffer Consulting and author of The GE Work-Out and Simply Effective begins his essay in the HBR blog with the declaration that “Respect towards others should be standard behavior in the workplace, regardless of role, rank, or reputation.”  Sounds like a reasonable proposition, not only for work but for all of life.  Certainly, in the not-to-distant past, the majority of work was either face-to-face or via real-time.  These personal in

How to Win a Bitter Leadership Contest

By: Jim Bruce
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Anna Mar, engagement manager and senior writer at simplacable.com posits that open positions in your organization are precursors to contests.  This piece was suggested by Bill Allison, an ITLP alum who is Director, Campus Technology Services at the University of California, Berkeley.  Bill noted that the short piece is valuable even when the leadership contest isn’t bitter and isn’t a contest.

Four Lessons From the Best Bosses I Ever Had

By: Jim Bruce
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Deborah Mills-Scofield, writing in the Harvard Business School Blog, talks about four lessons she learned from the best bosses she had.  Scofield calls herself a status quo challenger, an innovator, a strategist, and a disrupter. Her principle interest is in creating and implementing “highly actionable, measurable, and profitable strategic plans and cultures that foster innovation.”

All four are simple but profound:

Are You Learning as Fast as the World is Changing?

By: Jim Bruce
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The Tuesday Reading today is  “Are You Learning as Fast as the World is Changing?”

http://blogs.hbr.org/taylor/2012/01/are_you_learning_as_fast_as_th.html, written by Bill Taylor for the Harvard Business Review blog.  Taylor is William C. Taylor is cofounder of Fast Company magazine and author of Practically Radical:  Not-So-Crazy Ways to Transform Your Company, Shake Up Your Industry, and Challenge Yourself. 

Success Will Come and Go, But Integrity is Forever

By: Jim Bruce
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The Tuesday Reading today is “Success Will Come and Go, But Integrity is Forever, an essay by Amy Rees Anderson which appeared recently in Forbes.  Anderson is the Managing Partner and Founder of REES Capital which provides entrepreneurs and business executives critical guidance and support to help their companies grow.  Previously, she founded and managed number of entrepreneurial ventures including MediConnect, a cloud-based health

Are You an Introverted Boss?

By: Jim Bruce
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The Tuesday Reading today, “Are You an Introverted Boss?”, comes from the pen of a confessed introvert, Douglas Conant, President and CEO of the Campbell Soup Company.

As an introvert, Conant enjoys being by himself, he needs quiet time to be alone with his thoughts and recharge, yet his job requires him to be “out there” much of the time.  And, the same is true for any leader who is an introvert.

Conant has discovered several behaviors that he has found helpful:

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