Unfortunately life has been busy of late which has meant less time for reading and learning and less time for posting on Back of a Coaster. I found this article this morning though and no matter what level you lead at, the lessons in it are valuable. Adam Bryant (@nytcorneroffice) has done a great job […]
I’ve always liked this story as an analogy of how to lead. I’ve ever been able to find a good image of it though so I decided to have a go at creating one.
As always there’s something quite beneficial in being able to learn from someone like Steven Sinofsky’s experience. http://blog.learningbyshipping.com/2013/04/29/using-meetings-to-be-more-effective/
Great article this morning from IT News on when being a CIO is a bad thing. Personally making it to CIO is one of my goals, but we adopt an approach locally that if we are going to promote someone into a role, we want them to be able to move into a Coca Cola […]
An interesting article by Mark Hatchman on some of the many things that Microsoft is doing right http://readwrite.com/2013/04/10/9-things-microsoft-does-right
Personally I think Powell has some more thoughtful stuff, but “Stormin Norman” tells it how it is. A great American.
General Powell has been on my wall for a week or two now and every time I find myself overly busy, this quote helps. I actually lent this one out to one of my managers yesterday.