Archive for September, 2010

Leaders Know Their Value

September 30, 2010 10 Comments
Leaders Know Their Value

If you and I met to have coffee for 30 minutes every day for the next year, could you share something with me that could help me address issues that matter to me? I asked an owner of a service providing business this question recently, and after a long pause, her response was “I’m not [...]

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Do You Lead An Invisible University Or An Invisible High School?

September 28, 2010 0 Comments
Do You Lead An Invisible University Or An Invisible High School?

In his excellent new book, “Cognitive Surplus: Creativity and Generosity in a Connected Age,” Clay Shirky argues quite persuasively that we always have and always will find time and effort to do the things that interest us. Any single individual might not have a lot, but in the aggregate the potential cognitive surplus of a [...]

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Leader Lab: What Is The Truth About Job Satisfaction?

September 27, 2010 4 Comments
Leader Lab: What Is The Truth About Job Satisfaction?

My new post at The Leader Lab is entitled “What is the truth about job satisfaction?” As I reported here previously, I took strong exception to a recent post in the blogsphere that claimed the importance of job satisfaction was a myth. My buddy Paul at Incentive Intelligence pointed me to the study that the [...]

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Cognitive Surplus: My Review

September 25, 2010 2 Comments
Cognitive Surplus: My Review

I loved Clay Shirky’s new book, “Cognitive Surplus: Creativity and Generosity in a Connected Age.” This is not a book on leadership, but I am going to strongly recommend this book to any and all business leaders. I read too many mind-numbingly dull books on leadership that essentially repackage stuff we’ve known for years and [...]

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