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The Heretics Guide to Management book review

Skip the hype cycle, recognise your biases and default position as well as other’s biases and default positions to look at problems in context of their changing conditions. This is the overriding message of The Heretics Guide to Management by Paul Culmsee and Kailash Awati. This book was recommended to me by a sage and savvy […]

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“40% of your effectiveness of leadership is driven by the ability to listen.”

“… The ability to listen to new ideas, the ability to listen to new voices, gives you the ability to adapt … it’s the number one quality besides competence.” — Nilofer Merchant on the Boss Level podcast. Highly recommend the rest of the podcast episode too for conversation on the gap between strategy and delivery […]

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SBS Insights talks leadership with leaders

SBS TV’s Insight delivered a great panel on leadership. My takeaways captured in favourite tweets here. On purpose and direction and style On knowing it all Titles, signs of respect and cultural context It’s lonely at the top I captured this quote: And lastly a tweet by @DavidReid1 (thank you Wayback machine) commented “If you […]

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“I will only hire someone to work directly for me if I would work for that person.”

“… It’s a pretty good test and I think this rule has served me well.” — Mark Zuckerberg From a Q & A session at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, read more at: www.news.com.au/finance/work/facebook-ceo-mark-zuckerberg-reveals-the-secret-to-getting-hired-by-him/story-e6frfm9r-1227249395211

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10 Essential Pillars of Employee Engagement

10 Essential Pillars of Employee Engagement from Dan Benoni

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Top 10 traits of the perfect boss

Sylvia Pennington reports on the characteristics of the perfect boss. How does your boss stack up? Or if you’re the boss how do you stack up? The cheat sheet list is: Provides purpose Demonstrates vision Collaborates Sets clear expectations Provides a positive work environment Is even tempered and resilient Treats everyone fairly Provides recognition Are […]