Innovation

12 Things Good Bosses Believe

By: Jim Bruce
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This week’s Tuesday Reading “12 Things Good Bosses Believe”comes from Bob Sutton’s pen and appeared in the Harvard Business Review blogs.  Sutton is Professor of Management Science and Engineering at Stanford University.  He studies and writes about management, innovation, and the nitty-gritty of organizational life.  He is author of Good Boss, Bad Boss.

Bumper Stickers for Leaders

By: Jim Bruce
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Roger Schwarz writes an occasional newsletter titled “Mindset. Behavior.  Results.”  In a recent edition he noted that collective wisdom is often found in unexpected places, for example, bumper stickers.  Here is his article:

 

BUMPER STICKERS FOR LEADERS

 

You are what you learn

By: Jim Bruce
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Today’s reading “You are what you learn”comes from Scott Adam’s blog at dilbert.com and was drawn to my attention by my oldest son.

The key point in Adam’s short essay is simply:

A person changes in a fundamental way as he or she engages with a particular field of knowledge, i.e., when he or she learns something.

You think differently, the way you “show-up” is different, what you look for is different, your expectations are different, etc.

Managing Yourself: Stop Holding Yourself Back

By: Jim Bruce
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Today’s reading is “Managing Yourself:  Stop Holding Yourself Back”from the Harvard Business Review.  The authors are Ann Morriss, managing director of the Concire Leadership Institute and Robin Ely and Frances Frei, both professors at the Harvard Business School.

Morriss, Ely, and Frei have been studying for over a decade what gets in the way of ambitious employees who want to step up and lead.  Ely has studied race, gender, and leadership;  Frei has focused on coaching senior executives; and Morriss works on unleashing social entrepreneurs.

Dawn of a New Day

By: Jim Bruce
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Ray Ozzie, chief software architect at Microsoft and previously a key figure at Software Arts and at Lotus, and founder of Groove, is leaving Microsoft after a short transition period.  Shortly after he made his announcement, Ozzie wrote “Dawn of a New Day,” as an email to Microsoft’s Executive Staff and his direct reports.  He also posted it at <http://ozzie.net/docs/dawn-of-a-new-day/>.  I believe that this piece is a “must-read” for everyone who is, or who aspires to be, a university IT leader.  Ozzie has a good track record at

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