Based upon neuroscience research, we have a better understanding of Leadership and how it impacts change.
Here is a comprehensive review from Strategy + Business magazine: The Neuroscience of Leadership
Tuesday, March 14th, 2006 at 2:05 PM - by Brad Cook
Microsoft spokesman Tom Pilla on Tuesday confirmed with iPod Observer that his company initiated the creation of the iPod packaging parody video that was first reported last month. "It was an internal-only video clip commissioned by our packaging [team] to humorously highlight the challenges we have faced RE: packaging and to educate marketers here about the pitfalls of packaging/branding," he said via e-mail.
Author John Hagel expounds more about the Attention Economy and digital narcissim in his blog entry Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Paying Attention.
From Fast Company: The Five Most Common Lies in Business.
There are as many lies in business as there are people in business.
Paul LaFontaine left Bertelsmann Music Group in March 1997 to advise other businesspeople about radical honesty. He has lots of work to do. "There are as many lies in business as there are people in business," he says. Here is one of his nominees for the five most common lies:
Truth: "I come first."
B.S. Detector: "More often than not, 'the customer' is an abstraction," LaFontaine warns. "People take care of customers when it benefits them and ignore customers when they can get away with it. Nobody says 'I come first,' which is what's usually going on."
"To make better decisions, we need to think more about thinking."
Here is someone I can relate to. I like the way he thinks.
Read more about who Fast Company calls the Prophet Among Pinstripes.
The basic problem with the flow of success is that life can look very good when it really isn't," writes Harvard Business School's Joseph L. Badaracco Jr. His new book, Questions of Character, uses literature to look closely at issues of leadership.
Here's an excerpt from the book: Resisting the Seductions of Success : HBS Working Knowledge.
"The percentage of mistakes in quick decisions is no greater than in long-drawn-out vacillation, and the effect of decisiveness itself 'makes things go' and creates confidence." -- Anne O'Hare McCormick (1882-1954), First woman to win a Pulitzer prize for journalism
Contrary to popular belief, your decisions don't drive your long term success - your decisiveness does. Said another way, when you reach a crossroads on any issue, the act of choosing creates power, not the choice itself. The issue is momentum. No matter what you choose, when you commit boldly with conviction, you create momentum. When you hesitate you don't. And success is built on momentum.
For more Peter Drucker quotes go to: Peter Drucker Quotes - The Quotations Page.