7/21/12: Wally's Posts on Leadership and Talent Development
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Here's a review of my posts on leadership and talent development this week. There were posts on changing the way bosses become bosses, how to tell if you're a great boss (with homage to Jeff Foxworthy), and Spitfire innovation. There were also pointers to other resources, imagination igniters, and my Boss's Tips of the Day.
7/15/12: Leadership Reading to Start Your Week
Here are five choice articles from the business schools, the business press and major consulting firms to start off your work week. I'm pointing you to articles about the effects of complexity on strategy and execution, Amazon's next big thing, the company as ecosystem, what "mobile" means for your company, and why being less confident may be better.
Remembrances of Stephen R. Covey
Stephen R. Covey, who died yesterday, is remembered as the author of one of the most influential books of all time. He is also remembered as a great human being.
You might be a great boss
With homage to Jeff Foxworthy, here are some are some ways to figure out whether you're a great boss.
7/17/12: By and About Leaders
Studying individual leaders is a great way to learn about leadership. Think of each article as a mini-case study in leadership. This week I'm pointing you to posts by and about Frank Vettese, Ed Kushins, Paul Mascarenas, Cathy Choi, Steve Girsky, and Louis Audet. Plus three articles Marissa Mayer, Yahoo's new CEO.
7/18/12: A Midweek Look at the Independent Business Blogs
Every week I select five excellent posts from this week's independent business blogs. This week, I'm pointing you to posts on remembering who you are, creating a validating culture, a letter to a young leader, how to identify your team's purpose, and a bias toward action.
It was a long development road to the legendary British Spitfire fighter plane and studying that road can teach us a lot about innovation and how it works.
7/20/12: Weekend Imagination Igniters: Books to Read
Here's a thought starter and reading recommendation to ignite your imagination this weekend. What's a book you've been meaning to read?
Fix the Boss Production System
There it was, another "we've got too many bad bosses" article. This one was on the HBR Blogs site, titled: "How Damaging Is a Bad Boss, Exactly?" by Jack Zenger and Joseph Folkman. Here's a core section.
7/19/12: Top Talent Development Posts this Week
Every week, I review blogs and other publications that cover talent development to find the very best talent development posts. This week, you'll find pointers to pieces on meeting candidates wherever they are, retention strategies, the side effects of a high potential program, and the most recent Hackett "HR Book of Numbers."
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