- Without Integrity and Trust, Rewards and Recognition are Meaningless by Dan McCarthy on Great Leadership
Quote: At the end of the day, no perfect system of measurement, tracking, or scoring can overcome a culture that lacks integrity and trust. People can always figure out a way to beat a system. However, in a culture that’s built on a rock-solid foundation integrity and trust, the reaction when the winner is announced will always be “Well deserved, no surprise there, they really deserve it”.
- THE RESUME IS DEAD on The Minimalist Trader
Quote: Smart employers don’t care about what you’ve done – they care about what you’re doing NOW. They want to see you adding value or more importantly, creating value. Do you think a canned one-paragraph intro on top of your resume is going to tell your prospective employer everything they need to know about whether or not you may be a future superstar?
- IT in 2020: Will It Even Exist? by Thomas Wailgum on CIO – Blogs and Discussion
Quote: The question that lingers throughout the report is whether corporate IT, as we know it today, will even exist in 2020.
- Every Worker Is a Knowledge Worker By Evan Rosen on BusinessWeek
Quote: The terms “knowledge worker” and “manual worker” are no longer mutually exclusive. People loading product onto rail cars certainly work with their hands, but they may also contribute knowledge to the business. Dow Chemical (DOW) realizes this, and that’s why it shares day sales and inventory numbers with everybody in the company, including the workers doing the heavy lifting on the front lines. Dow recognizes that if people understand how their actions contribute or detract from business results, they will do a better job.
- Shifts, And The Consumerization of IT by Elliot Ross on Strategic Technology For the Small to Medium Enterprise
Quote: Technology leaders have been given a rude awakening that people can buy what are often better tools for the job than their IT team is willing to provide. Call it a shift to a new sense of empowerment, and now consumers have the power!
- Why CIOs Who Know How To Slow Down Do Better by Dr. Jim Anderson on The Accidental Successful CIO
Quote: As CIO one of your most important jobs is to get as much out of your IT department as is humanly possible. You’d think that that best way to do this would be to always be pushing harder and harder. However, researchers who have been studying this very problem have come up with a different approach that they say can yield better results: go slower…
- Experimental marketing: 1 out of 20 ain’t bad by Scott Brinker on Chief Marketing Technologist
Quote: If you think a hit rate of 1 out of 20 for marketing ideas is a poor showing, go Elf Yourself.