Real Influence – Part 2

By: Jim Bruce

This week’s Tuesday Reading “Real Influence,” from the title of Mark Goulston and John Ullmen’s book “Real Influence:  Persuade Without Pushing and Gain Without Giving In,” is a continuation of the reading begun last week.  Goulston is a business psychiatrist, executive coach and cofounder of Heartfelt Leadership.  Ullmen oversees the website and teaches at the UCLA Anderson School of Management.  This reading is drawn from four HBR blog posts from the two authors.

Quote of the Week

By: Lori Green

"We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude."

Cynthia Ozick

  • What are you not paying attention to and how can you start?
  • What little things does your family do?
  • What do the people that you work with do well?
  • What would it be like without these people?


"Silent gratitude isn't much use to anyone." 

G.B. Stern

Fors and Againsts

By: Jim Bruce

Today’s reading is a post, “Fors and Againsts,” that recently appeared in the Creative Leadership blog of John Maeda.  Maeda, who currently is the President of the Rhode Island School of Design, calls himself a graphic designer, computer scientist, academic, and author.  Previously, he was E. Rudge and Nancy Allen Professor of Media Arts and Sciences and Associate Director of Research at MIT’s Media Laboratory.

What Leaders Won’t Do

By: Jim Bruce

Many leaders spend many late nights in the office, sacrifice their own resources, etc. all to increase the likelihood of success.  Sometimes this comes at the expense of people’s health, their families, and their sanity.

Dealing with Team Members Who Are ‘Off-Track’

By: Jim Bruce

Most of us have experienced team members taking the discussion at a meeting off-track.  It could be to a topic not on the team leader’s agenda, either the written one or the one in only the lead’s head.  Or, it could be to an aspect of a topic on the agenda that has already been addressed, etc. The Tuesday Reading today, ”Dealing with Team Members Who Are ‘Off-Track’“ <


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