Dan and Chip Heath, who wrote "Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die," are two of my favorite authors. Recently, they wrote a column titled "Make Goals not Resolutions" which appeared in the February 2008 issue of Fast Company.
Here's the "Tuesday Reading" I sent out today to everyone who has been in the IT Leaders Program over the past several years. Based upon the discussion Saturday, I'm sending it along to you as well.
John Baldoni, in “Questions to Make You a Better Leader” argues that asking good questions is a practice that all leaders need to have. He suggests five:
1. What about your work motivates you? If it’s not motivating, what can you do about it? What changes can you make to increase satisfaction?
2. What challenges are facing your organization?
John Baldoni is one of my favorite writers. In today's reading "Saying Something Important? Three Questions to Ask Yourself First" which you will find at <http://www.cio.com/article/104802/Saying_Something_Important_Three_Questions_to_Ask_Yourself_First> he reminds us that “its not what you say,
In "Five Bad Habits to Lose on the Road to Success", John Baldoni highlights several bad habits -- from Marshall Goldsmith's newest book What Got You Here Won't Get You There -- that leaders need to abandon:
In this piece, Becoming a Change Leader, May 8, 2007 CIO <http://www.cio.com/article/108351/Becoming_a_Change_Leader>, Maya Townsend, founder and principal consultant of Partnering Resources, introduces four key factors which she argues are crucial to successful change initiative
Most of the time we interact with others -- fellow members of a team, colleagues assembled for a particular issue, individuals we meet by happenstance -- to get work done. In "We Are All People," Rick Brenner of Chaco Canyon Consulting reminds us that we are all people, different people, and that we have one common objective, getting results. He provides nine guidelines you may find helpful:
1. Assume that you still don't understand the problem.
2. No one measures status accurately.
I found this short piece on time management last week and thought that
I would share it with you. Most of the points are straight forward
but he does offer some new insights.
Have a great week................jim
Top Five Time Management Mistakes
BY : Dr. Donald E. Wetmore