I first saw reference to an E-mail Charter in Davig Pogue's NYTimes column "We Have to Fix Email"on June 30, 2011. In the column Pogue calls attention to the email overload that we all are experiencing almost every day in real time.
Today’s reading is a short piece by Jeff Haden, “One Small Step for You – One Giant Leap for Employees”. Haden learned much of what he knows about management as he worked his way up the printing business from forklift driver to manager of a 250-employee book plant. The rest he picked up from ghost writing books for some of the smartest CEOs he knows in business.
In the article, Hayden provides two short personal stories of bosses he has had congratulating him on his work.
John Baldoni is an internationally known leadership educator, coach, author, and speaker. Today’s reading, a recent BNET blog post, is “’I Don’t Have Time’ and Other Excuses Managers Give for Not Coaching” and can be found at <http://bit.ly/mPG92a>.
Today’s reading is an article from the May 11, 2011 issue of Knowledge@Wharton – “Leadership as the ‘Norm, not the Exception'” <http://knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu/article.cfm?articleid=2771>, a report on a speech at Wharton by Barry Salzberg, who became global CEO of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited on June 1, 2011.
In his remarks, Salzberg identified ten leadership lessons for the next generation of leaders:
Today’s reading comes from Anthony Tjan’s Harvard Business Review Blog. Tian is CEO of the venture capital firm Cue Ball and is a recognized business builder. The piece “Six Habits of a Talent Magnet,” which he wrote with Tsun-yan Hsiehm chair of the LinHart Group, can be found at <http://bit.ly/e5VSWy>.
A few weeks ago, one of the Harvard Business Review Blogs contained a short post by Linda Hill and Kent Lineback with the eye-catching title “The Words Many Managers Are Afraid to Say”. Linda A. Hill is the Wallace Brett Donham Professor Business Administration at Harvard Business School. Kent Lineback spent many years as a manager and an executive in business and government.
Last week my attention was drawn to a 2007 article by Harry M. Jansen Kraemer, Jr. "What is this thing called CEO leadership?". Kraemer is clinical professor of management at Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management and an executive partner with Madison Dearborn, a private equity firm based in Chicago. He is also the former chair and CEO of Baxter International, Inc., a global healthcare company.
In today's reading "Thank You for Doing Your Job", Whitney Johnson argues the value of saying thank you for routine work that contributes to the organization's well being.
Today, there is too little praise or appreciation voiced in our work environments. In fact, I remember an organization that almost prided itself in being a "praise-free" zone. Yet genuine gratitude goes a long way to engage people and bind them together, to say nothing about strengthening an building relationships.
Sherry Turkle, the Abby Rockefeller Mauze Professor of the Social Studies of Science and Technology at MIT, has a new book, “Alone Together.” In the book, Turkle raises an interesting point about how we get and maintain each other’s attention in our always-on-connectivity culture.
Some people seem to be born full of confidence, while others have difficulty speaking up about their ideas. Is confidence, then, something you are born with and therefore that those of us less gifted, just have to muddle through?