Anna Biggers, ITLP alum from University of Oklahoma, suggested today’s reading – “’No’ is the New ‘Yes:’ Four Practices to Re-prioritize Your Life”. Tony Schwartz is author of this article, which appeared in the Harvard Business Review blog last January. He is president and CDO of The Energy Project.
The Tuesday Reading today is a piece, “The Power of Pause”, by Ana Dutra which recently appeared in a Harvard Business Review blog. Dutra is CEO for Leadership and Talent Consulting and Executive Vice President, at Korn Ferry International.
Today’s Tuesday Reading is “Not Achieving Your Goals? 5 Common Mistakes”which appeared in the CBS business blog recently. Kelly Goldsmith is Assistant Professor of Marketing at Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management. Marshall Goldsmith is one of the world’s leading leadership thinkers. He is author or editor os some 30 books on leadership and management.
Each of us sets goals all the times. Sometimes the goals are very good goals. Say, for example, SMART goals:
Today’s Tuesday Reading is “What to do when you’re stuck” is from Margaret Heffernan’s blog atCBS News. Heffernan has been CEO of five businesses in the United States and United Kingdom. A speaker and writer, her most recent book Willful Blindness was shortlisted for the Financial Times Best Business Book 2011.
Peter Bergman, author of today’s reading – “What’s Your One Big Theme?” – takes time each year at Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year to identify what he wants to change during the coming year. Others, write New Year’s resolutions. And, when you think about it, there’s no magic in any particular day. So today may be your day to identify your one thing to work on until you’ve nailed it. And, then as a leader striving to be better, you identify a next one thing.
A few weeks ago, Erik Lundberg, an ITLP alum from the University of Washington, shared with me a short piece from Inc. – “Don’t Be Afraid to Break Stuff” – which is today’s Tuesday Reading. Chris Mittelstaedt, Founder and CEO of the FruitGuys, a company delivering farm-fresh fruit and vegetables to the American workplace, homes, and schools, is the author.
Today’s reading “Five Questions That Should Shape Any Change Program” comes from Scott Keller and Colin Price, directors at McKinsey & Company and coauthors of the book Beyond Performance. This article appeared early in December in the HBR blog.
Today’s reading is a short piece “Nix Ambiguity and Focus for Lasting Change” by Dan and Chip Heath, authors of Switch: How to Change Things When Change is Hard, as well as Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die.
In this piece, a true story about eliminating narcotics abuse in a health-care network serving Minnesota and Western Wisconsin, the Heath brothers make two major points:
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.
It’s easy for me to imagine that I don’t procrastinate. But that would really be stretching the truth, stretching it a lot. The reality is that no one of us is immune to procratination.
Today’s reading is “Stop Procrastinating...Now”by Amy Gallo, a contributing editor at the Harvard Business Review.
There are lots of reasons why we procrastinate:
– because we have too much to do
– because we fear the difficulty and drudgery of the task