- kindfully + mindfully by Leo Babuata on Zen Habits
Quote: The Golden Rule goes something along the lines of, “Treat others as you’d want to be treated (in their place)”, but in another conception, how you treat others is how your treat yourself.
- It’s Not Idea Overload. It’s Filter Failure by Hutch Carpenter on Spigit Blog
Quote: This issue – filtering – is an important one. Missing out on the valuable ideas of employees has been the status quo for…oh, a millennium at least. Advanced companies aren’t satisfied with that anymore.
- Strategy and Tactics by Gene De Libero
Quote: There’s most definitely a distinct and important difference between strategy and tactics; If strategy lays out the goals that need to be accomplished (and the ideas for achieving those goals), then tactics are the actions needed to execute the strategy (to achieve those goals). But putting tactics before strategy is like putting the cart before the horse.
- IP For Your Business: Think Twice Before Shutting Down Social Media by R. David Donoghue on the Chicago IP Litigation Blog
How does a reasonable company react to each employee being turned into an unregulated source of public information? Some are paralyzed. Others ban all use of social media related to the company. This is a facially reasonable approach.
- The Biggest Job Creator You Never Heard Of: The Patent Office by Henry R. Nothhaft and David Kline on The Conversation – Harvard Business Review
Quote: As the U.S. President and Congress desperately search for ways to regain the 8.4 million jobs lost during the current recession, the greatest opportunity of all to spur job growth in our stalled economy may ironically lie right under their noses: in the Patent Office.
- Willing and Able to be Human by Rosa Say on Talking Story with Rosa Say
Quote: However no matter how slick and how fast computers become, and how much we love them, there are several things we customers will never understand. They all fall into the category of things human beings are still expected to know how to do when computers fail, or when the power goes out, or just because you need a common sense default or back-up plan. Computers can’t work for everything. Sometimes only a human will do.
- My Eureka Moment With Strategy by Roger Martin on Harvard Business Review
Quote: Then an idea popped into my head. Rather than have them talk about what they thought was true, ask them to specify what would have to be true for the option on the table to be a fantastic choice. It was magic. Clashing views turned into collaboration on really understanding the logic of the options.
- The Nonsense of Leadership (Princes and Priests) by Jurgen Appelo on NOOP.NL
Leadership is a term used by many, but sometimes understood by only a few. Again and again I feel compelled to question ideas about leadership that seem to be based on beliefs, rather than science. In my opinion, there are two groups of people misinterpreting the term leadership, and I call them the “princes” and the “priests”.
- Innovation Failure Points: Disconnected from Strategy by Jeffrey Phillips on Innovate on Purpose
Quote: Why is the linkage between strategy and innovation a “failure” point in the innovation process? Because too often innovation programs and initiatives are kicked off without a clear purpose or goal in mind
- What to Do When You Run Out Of Inspiration by By Mark McGuinness on Lateral Action
Quote: creativity is a bit like fitness training – the more you do it, the stronger, faster and fitter you get. Another is that that your unconscious mind needs to be ‘primed’ with knowledge and experience before the ideas start to flow – this is what you achieve by reading, research, and plain old hard graft and hard thinking.