Monthly Archives: August 2009

Multitasking is Bad for Productivity

Is multitasking bad?Given what most people mean by multi-tasking — that is, doing two or more tasks simultaneously, the short answer is, yes it is bad.There are people who think they are productive multitaskers.  They are, the science is beginnin…

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Business Systems, Work the System, and GTD – Aug 28,2009

A business isn’t a business unless it has systems. How can you use the timeless truths found in David Allen’s bestseller Getting Things Done and Sam Carpenter’s new book Work the System, to enhance your business systems? We talk with Sam Carpenter of w…

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Habits of Leadership – Strategic Thinking and Planning

For this interview titled “Habits of Leadership – Strategic Thinking and Planning” my guests were John Caslione (co-author of Chaotics: The Business of Managing and Marketing in The Age of Turbulence) and Pamela Harper (author of Preventing Strategic G…

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Habits of Leadership – Strategic Thinking and Planning – Aug 21,2009

We look at what’s involved in thinking and planning strategically. Our first guest is John Caslione, co-author (with Philip Kotler) of the book Chaotics: The Business of Marketing and Managing in The Age of Turbulance (published by AMACOM June 2009). C…

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Acknowledgment over Praise

The brilliant Carolyn Campbell of Core Source Coaching suggests that praise is different from, and perhaps less useful than, a communications technique she calls “acknowledgment”.Her formulation for an acknowledgment is very specific, and deeply though…

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Purpose and Cynicism

Leadership QuoteHere’s the only thing I know about leadership: Deprive an organization of purpose, and it’ll learn to live on cynicism. — Bruce Philp, Brand Cowboy (via Twitter) [hat tip to Thom Schoenborn, Editorial Director at Pop Art, Inc.]

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Tom on Leadership 2009-08-15 10:20:00

From the excellent article “The Management Myth” (in the June, 2006 issue of The Atlantic) comes this delightful quote:The recognition that management theory is a sadly neglected subdiscipline of philosophy began with an experience of déjà vu. As I p…

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Workplace Evolution

Gayle Gregory of Workplace Evolution and author of a book by that name, discusses cutting edge workforce Management techniques and organizational development breakthroughs, and how they can help in areas like employee morale and retention. We discuss “…

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Workplace Evolution – Aug 14,2009

Gayle Gregory of Workplace Evolution (http://www.workplaceevolution.com) and author of a book by that name, discusses cutting edge workforce management techniques and organizational development breakthroughs, and how they can help in areas like employe…

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Getting to Know You

My favorite part — maybe just one of my favorite parts — about speaking to an appreciative audience is getting to know some of them.The older woman in the back row who can’t stop asking questions, or the latina lady up front who is working on her fir…

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The difference between a boss and a leader

The difference between a boss and a leader: A boss says ‘Go!’ – a leader says, ‘Let’s Go!’. –E.M. Kelly(hat tip to Jeffery Reynolds)

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