Don’t Talk Yourself Out of It →
Corbett Barr: Admit it. There’s something you’ve been thinking about doing. At first you were 110% committed. Nothing was going to stop you. You had some doubts, but you decided it was worth doing. You made plans, got excited about the potential and started taking action. But then something happened…
If Your Company's Culture Needs A Shot In The Arm,... →
In a company managed with Aloha, the Huddle is a no-brainer basic in our Language of We communicating (Keys 5 and 6), tool #2 to the Daily 5 Minutes. Here’s another story which is testament to how it works (and why). The first one was a bit awkward, feeling more like a forced staff meeting. It slowly transitioned into something more akin to a weekly sales status. That wasn’t much...
Eric D. Brown - Links for February 19 2012 →
My Sunday morning ritual includes leisurely reading time to scour the blogs I subscribe to. If you share this habit with me, and are interested in Alaka‘i, the value of leadership, do add Eric’s blog to your reader, for he consistently finds great gems to share with us, like these two: Ignoring the Impossible by Jamie Notter Quote: I feel like we should come clean and admit that none of us...
Minimal Mac: Microsoft's Biggest Miss →
minimalmac: One of the benefits of a long car trip with my wife is the opportunity to have really great and insightful conversations with the smartest person I know. Yesterday, on the first leg of our trip, we spent some time discussing Microsoft’s many missed opportunities. The failure to take the iPhone… Not sure what I like best about this posting from Patrick Rhone, the insight he...
This Will Make You Smarter: 151 Big Thinkers Each... →
stoweboyd: Popova reviews ‘This Will Make You Smarter’, where various smart people pick a single idea to help you understand the world a bit better… This sounds like a great pick for my Book List, and a good follow-up to Brain Rules (reading now)
The Aloha “of great value” which is February 14th →
I originally posted this on February 14, 2005, my first Valentines Day blogging, and I now reread it each year, for I need reminders as much as anyone else; I too need those gentle helps which keep me growing into a better person. The trace on my digital calendar is linked to this page, and says, “Be good to your family, and read this again – read it EARLY!” for my favorite on the list is the...
If you wanted to create an education environment that was directly opposed to...– Reading Brain Rules, by John Medina, and quickly learning why it’s been so highly recommended. The classroom and the workplace are just two of the places in which his rules can be applied, but boy oh boy, those two are an optimal start!
The Disadvantages of an Elite Education →
austinkleon: One of the great errors of an elite education, then, is that it teaches you to think that measures of intelligence and academic achievement are measures of value in some moral or metaphysical sense. But they’re not. Graduates of elite schools are not more valuable than stupid people, or talentless people, or even lazy people. Their pain does not hurt more. Their souls do not weigh...
What I've Learned About Smart People. →
zenhabits: Ask questions. More… I have noticed one overarching theme among smart people: they ask questions. … it’s clear that this trend is no accident. Not only do smart people ask questions when they don’t understand something, but they also ask questions when the world thinks it understands something. Smart people challenge the very limit of human understanding, and push ...
Read to Lead: How to Digest Books Above Your... →
Ryan Holiday: I shouldn’t be able to read most of the books on my shelf. I never took a single classical history class and I cheated through most of Economics 001. Still, the loci of my library are Greek History and Applied Economics. And though they often are beyond me educationally, I’m able to comprehend them because of some equalizing tricks. Reading to lead or learn requires that you ...
Research chat: Dan Ariely and Malcolm Gladwell on... →
Duke University behavioral economist Dan Ariely and New Yorker writer Malcolm Gladwell have both made significant contributions to the public’s understanding of social science research. So great to eavesdrop on this conversation between them. Gladwell: To be a writer I think you’re kind of constitutionally disposed toward optimism.
Bill Flanagan: Let Whitney Houston rest in peace |... →
Wholeheartedly agree with this: And when she got her chops around a GOOD song? The heavens opened. Whitney Houston was a public figure her whole adult life. She battled her demons in the public eye. Today, everyone will praise her. Tonight at the Grammys, she will be paid tribute. In the next few days she will be eulogized. That’s as it should be, she deserves it. But wouldn’t...
Leading Blog Book Review~ Grow: Taking Your... →
Sounds like a book for my reading list. 3 things jump out at me: We largely associate brand with a product or a service, yet what Alaka‘i Managers must do, is associate company brand with the growth and development of people. I love how Stengel articulates his “five fields of fundamental human values.” Check them out, and ask yourself if you, as a manager, could be graded on your own...
Three Keys to Lasting Change | Sources of Insight →
Get leverage Interrupt any limits Recondition Makes total sense. Somewhat related, from Lisa Haneberg: Disenthrall Ourselves of the Past
Blog Love: Lists of Note →
Loving this blog curation by Shaun Usher; would reblog it constantly if it were a Tumblr! Recent faves: How to Write: Advice from advertising legend David Ogilvy Wartime Golf Rules: As the Battle of Britain began to take hold in 1940, a bomb fell on an outbuilding belonging to Richmond Golf Club in Surrey, England. As a result, the club — rather than halt future rounds of golf — issued an...