The Simplicity Test: A Simple Policy Guide for... →
Right on Mark Cuban.
Lead Quietly: Change is Inevitable, but it's sad... →
From Don Frederiksen: Yes, blogs come and go and most of this activity goes unnoticed. In reality, the loss of a single blog from among 126 million isn’t worth mentioning. Unless it is a blog that you cherish…
Develop a sense of “learning agility.” Be curious, be open to new experiences,...– Great Leadership: Career Advice Part 2: Never Stop Learning
Once a JJLer, always a JJLer! | Talking Story →
The winds of change blow @JJLhui and we step into the open space joyfully… Well, we did say we’d be game-changers in 2010!
Learning Healthy and Joyful Endings | Joyful... →
I still feel this was the right decision to make, but the comments here are making this a bittersweet Sunday…
They like you. But do they perform for you? |... →
I asked the young man taking me on a workplace tour about his company’s management team, admitting that I had not met all of them yet; “What are they like?” We’d been walking and talking for a good amount of time, and so my question was not entirely out of context or noticeably surprising to him. His response was one I hear relatively often, careful and safe, but not usually offered unless it is...
Values are the Bedrock of Hard Reality | Talking... →
“Soft and fuzzy” has taken a severe hit with our recent economic tumbles. You know what I mean; those workplace humanity concepts which fall beyond the bottom line. We were doing fairly well working on them for a while, and our very rational, genuine selves will speak up and say, “Oh, don’t worry, we haven’t given up on that stuff. But you do understand we have to get the basics back first…” Just...
Commitment, Character, and Culture | Talking Story →
The word ‘commitment’ has come up in several coaching conversations I have had with managers lately, so often that I’ve been forced to sit up and take notice, and listen more deeply to why it is being said…
Tomorrow is the Future Too | Talking Story →
When managers lead in a clear and compelling way, they create energy all around them. That is an expectation of leadership you cannot allow to intimidate you. You may think to yourself, “Who am I to possibly know what will happen in the future? How can I create a clear and compelling vision of possibility when I can’t make any substantial promise about it?” Don’t worry about those things which...
20 Beautiful Mac Apps | Design Reviver →
Oh my oh my oh my… via @rands, and as he says “shiny and possibly useful.”
25 Lessons Learned from Tony Robbins | Sources of... →
Walmart is Us | Unfolding Leadership →
A very thoughtful response to BW’s “The Disposable Worker” and my “Wealth is a Value” by Dan Oestreich. He asks for more ideas, and I hope others join in - what do you think?
The Dark Side of Digital Backchannels in Shared... →
Yikes! Coming to this late, and just 3 days before I give a speech in New York… or come to think of it, perhaps the timing is perfect…
Wealth is a Value | Talking Story →
In 2010 everyone wants improved financial health However, the fact that everyone wants financial health is as much of an assumption as managers can make. If asked, “What’s the value of more money to you?” would you and your staff answer in the same way, even if I asked you to keep your answers in the context of the business?
I believe that engagement is much more than just working hard — it is our...– David Zinger Healthy Engaged Working – Walden 2.010 at Joyful Jubilant Learning
Small Wins Create Big Domino Effects | Talking... →
In the first week of January I spent a good deal of my discretionary time on personal productivity projects (Open Loops, Tech Life Inventory) that will help me clean up my act in 2010. You’ve had a few tastes of them here: Mantra and theme type encouragements about vocabulary and language of intention which will keep the focus where you want it to be - the “drink your Kool-aid” kind of stuff,...
The Twittering Gang at BusinessWeek I BusinessWeek →
Bookmarked in Evernote: I am increasingly impressed with the quality of reporting at BusinessWeek since John A. Byrne (ex-FastCompany) at the helm as Executive Editor and Editor-in-Chief.
I can’t think of another time during my professional lifetime when there...– economist Steven J. Davis of the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business The Disposable Worker - BusinessWeek Neither can I. Is our real problem too much government intervention in the economy?
The Disposable Worker | BusinessWeek →
[Original link to one MSNBC picked up 3 posts below.] Peter Coy of BusinessWeek continues to write of his workforce concerns, hoping to give all of us his wake-up call (and he is certainly succeeding with me). Had grabbed our attentions before with the “Lost Generation.” [Talking Story: Share your Sense of [Work] Place] Pay is falling, benefits are vanishing, and no one’s job is...
Seth's Blog: The lesson from two lemonade stands →
Seth gives us an entrepreneurial illustration of this: Kukupa‘u: Be Enthusiastic!
Future of America’s workforce: permatemps |... →
As Gwen Bell tweeted, They could have titled this article, “100+ Reasons to Become an Entrepreneur”
As soon as you finish that project… | Life Beyond... →
Raj is right… There is no time in your life where you can get a clean exit from one project and move to the next project. So what to do?
A Positive Expectancy for 2010 | Talking Story →
I love the phrase positive expectancy. LOVE it. Bringing this forward to our 2010 attentions: An archived oldie-but-goodie from March of 2008, and freshly edited for our January Ka lā hiki ola (our dawning of a new day optimism), and Kukupa‘u, our agreed-to enthusiasm. The original title was, Listening with an Open, Positive Mindset and those of you who were involved with our Ruzuku Listening...
Understanding why Web 2.0 works. | Levite... →
This is great… via a tweet from Liz Strauss: Jon Swanson has the best explanation of how the social web works. I bet you’ll want to keep it.
Five Tech Themes for 2010 | Bits Blog |... →
It’s hard to believe that a decade ago, there was no Facebook, iPhone, Wikipedia or YouTube. Almost shocking, considering how those entities have shaped a culture around the Internet, disrupted business models and affected how and what information was shared through the Web. So what big Web themes might we see emerging into the next few years? Based on reporting and informal chats with venture...
What Makes a Great Teacher? | The Atlantic... →
There is hope! Right away, certain patterns emerged. First, great teachers tended to set big goals for their students. They were also perpetually looking for ways to improve their effectiveness. For example, when Farr called up teachers who were making remarkable gains and asked to visit their classrooms, he noticed he’d get a similar response from all of them: “They’d say, ‘You’re welcome to...
Kukupa‘u: Be Enthusiastic! | Talking Story →
“E kukupa‘u ana no i kāna hana” Put all you have into your work; Kukupa‘u, with great enthusiasm, with might and main.” —Pukui Elbert Be excited that it’s Friday. Friday, and not the day before the weekend, because working on Friday rocks too!
Freedom and Liberty | Simplerich →
simplerich: It all started with a twitter post (I don’t like saying “tweet”) by Rosa Say over on @MwAloha: Sweet liberty The 12 Days of Christmas hula w/the 12 Aloha Virtues of MWA ~ Day 10…
Employee Engagement: Good Management Matters |... →
David writes about the 30/70 - managing/leading shift I have promoted with you: Shifting to Management. I believe we will see a significant focus on management this decade. I think we have saturated our focus on leadership and will move to a stronger focus on fully engaging management. We need good managers who are good leaders and good leaders who are good managers. Engagement means getting...
The Tech Life of a Manager, 2010 and Beyond |... →
Aren’t most tech products just the fancy new toys of the desk jockey? Not necessarily. As little as a year ago, I was very tolerant of managers telling me, “I don’t have time for tech” because I did see that they could survive relatively well without much of it. Today, I am much more assertive about tech learning being part of our managerial core competency. The evidence is overwhelmingly clear...
Drink your Kool-aid | Talking Story →
Drink your Kool-aid. Intensify the flavor of your mix. Watch for your red words, and listen for your red sounds.
2010: My Fifth Annual List Of The Tech Products I... →
24 in all: The scope of his list has changed over time. In 2006 it was just about websites. Now the list includes other web services, some desktop software and even a few gadgets. How much of a techie are you in comparison?
Collaboration? Bah, humbug! | Talking Story →
I am continually amazed at the number of people within workplaces who do not want to collaborate. Collaboration is supposed to be a good thing, right? We usually want to get as much collaboration as we can, because it delivers so much: Problem-solving, creativity, open-mindedness, questing, curiosity, tenacity, and much more which taken altogether, become the ingredients of a healthier work ethic...
5 Entrepreneurship Trends to Watch Out for in 2010... →
From Ben Parr, Editor of Mashable, asking “What can entrepreneurs and small businesses expect to see in 2010?” He mostly addresses start-ups in high-tech industry: What would they be for your industry?
Incremental Change vs. Transformational Change |... →
We have created incremental change because we don’t like the pain of transformational change.
On the 12th Day of Christmas: Faith
Faith. I have some trouble with the concept of fate, choosing instead, to believe nothing is truly ‘fated’ or meant to be. But I do believe in having faith as a virtue which, hand in hand with our personal values and innate talents, empowers us to create our own destiny. I have that faith in the divine and the spiritual, a faith in others and in self, faith that good will always defeat evil — I...
Some of us believe passionately in the power of what’s happening today, in terms...– Musing about trust – confused of calcutta
Use Wikipedia as a Marketing Tool | Inc. →
“Wikipedia is a complex culture, and sometimes it can feel like the free encyclopedia everyone can edit — except me,” acknowledges Jay Walsh, a spokesperson for the Wikimedia Foundation, the nonprofit organization that oversees Wikipedia. He notes that Wikimedia has only about 30 paid staff, and that Wikipedia is edited by a huge number of volunteers. And he says, though it’s not an absolute...
Get Me Jamie Notter: Why Do We Resist Learning? →
Snippet: The basic notion here (that I think is foreign in too many organizations) is that you can (a) implement something, (b) learn from it, and (c) apply that learning to what you’re doing all more or less at the same time. Now obviously it can’t all be simultaneous—you have to have DONE something to learn from it. But why is it not more normal to have your implementation and...
On the 11th Day of Christmas: Trust
Trust. We can wonder because we can trust. People tend to be kind of needy, and that’s okay. When we need others we learn to trust and be trustworthy in our relationship building. We learn to love more. We learn to have faith in each other. We cultivate magnetic attractions to good intention. How is trust an Aloha virtue for you? One of the more frequent questions I have received about...
What Is Your Tribe's "Default Future?"
Timely for me, and a team I am leading. This comes from a newsletter I subscribe to from the authors of Tribal Leadership: For this week’s tip, we’re borrowing a technique from Three Laws of Performance by Steve Zaffron and Dave Logan. It can elevate a tribe from Stage Three to Four in a single meeting. Every tribe has a “default future,” which answers the question:...
On the 10th Day of Christmas: Freedom
Freedom. Something we take for granted much too much. Think of all the ways you are unshackled and free to make your choices, and it becomes clear that most of us know no other way to live. Within virtue, we set our hearts free. Will be revisiting my Managing with Aloha Coaching archives for this one today: In Search of the Ultimate Freedom. It was written in May of 2008, and I am wondering what...
Open Loops, Meet Sweet Closure | Joyful Jubilant... →
January 2010. Healthy Living. Where to start? When I first considered our learning theme for January, I thought about it in my fairly routine, deliberate way, allowing our keywords of “heathy living” to invade my thoughts and have their way with me and my MWA-trained Language of Intention [Concept Key 5]. But then I dug deeper…
You Can Lead. But Can You Inspire? | BusinessWeek →
By Alaina Love: Ten attributes senior managers need to lead organizations through the recession and its demoralizing consequences on their workforce. Also find a link there to profiles of 20 she considers inspirational leaders.