- You Too Can Be a Strategy Consultant: Three Secret Tools Revealed by Charles H. Green on Trust Matters
Quote: The art of general management and strategic consulting lies in the mastery of a few simple tools. Now, despite the inevitable threats against my person made by parties who do not want to see the Truth revealed, I am about to share with you, Trust Matters readers, the Three Strategic Secret Sauces. Guard them carefully.
- Success, Commitment and a Choice by Danny Brown
Quote: The problem is, while you’re being unsure of commitment because of the uncertainty over success, your competitors are enjoying success because of the certainty in their commitment.
- Why Controlling Bosses Have Unproductive Employees by Andrew O’Connell on Harvard Business Review
Quote: In fact, if your employees consider you a controlling person, even an unconscious thought of you can have a negative effect on their performance. If, for example, they were to happen to subliminally see, out of the corner of their eyes, your name flash for 60 milliseconds, you could expect them to start working less hard. Even if they didn’t intend to slack off.
- What’s the Simplest Thing That Could Possibly Work? by Andrew McAfee
Quote: Enterprise 2.0 is sometimes a too-well-kept secret, despite the best efforts of the executives, trainers, curators, and others who want it to succeed.
- Know when to skimp and when to splurge by Christopher S. Penn on Awaken Your Superhero
Quote: Are you skimping and splurging in the right places for maximum quality of life on the same fixed budget?
- How to Hire for Cultural Fit by Michael Haid on Great Leadership
Quote: It’s not what you know, but how you fit in the culture that results in accelerated performance. While technical skills generally can be taught, cultural and motivational fit involve innate characteristics that can be difficult – or impossible – to coach or develop. The clear implication is that leaders need to hire employees who, in addition to meeting the technical requirements for the job, naturally have the right qualities that mesh with the overall organization or team.
- Learn Leadership By Riding the Subway by Simon Sinek on Re:Focus
Quote: It turns out you can learn a lot about leadership by riding the subway. The subway systems in London and New York, for example, have a lot in common: both serve the largest cities in their respective countries; both systems are over 100 years old; both are shining examples of an effective, modern public transportation system — but only one of them acts like a leader.
- Four reasons why Lady Gaga has fans and you don’t by Mack Collier on MackCollier.com
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