Leaders Develop Daily, Not in a Day

By: Jim Bruce
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I came across today's reading, "Leaders Develop Daily, Not in a Day", last week in John Maxwell's GIANT Impact newsletter.  Maxwell is an internationally know writer -- over 19 million books sold -- and speaker on leadership.

His's thesis in this piece is very straightforward:  "Unless we set aside time to grow into the person we desire to be, we will not reach our potential."  Leaders need to commit themselves to the process of growth, if indeed they want to develop as leaders.

Declining by degree

By: Jim Bruce
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Today’s reading, suggested by Chris Paquette, Senior Consultant for Survey Services at MOR Associates, comes to us from the September 2, 2010 issue of the Economist – “Declining by degree”.  The author is an anonymous Economist consultant, Schumpeter, who generally writes on individuals and ideas behind the latest trends in business and management.  (Presumably the pseudonym refers to Joseph Schumpeter [1883-1950], an Austrian economist and political scientist who popularized the term “creative destruction” in economics.)

The Importance of Connecting with Colleagues

By: Jim Bruce
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Today’s reading is about a particular form of relationships called “clicking,” the phenomenon of rapidly connecting with another person, either in the work environment or in our personal lives.  The article “The Importance of Connecting with Colleagues” is a discussion by Ori Brafman and Rom Brafman of their new book “Click:  The Magic of Instant Connections.”

“Click” is the outgrowth of a research project to discover what happens when people click;  and whether and how these moments shape our lives.  Two big surprises came from the research:

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