Weekly Roundup of Great Posts – Work Life Balance Edition

Survive Your Promotion

Sometimes the sound of the wind in the leaves really is better than anything you have on your iThingy… How Many Hours Do We Need to Work to be “Productive” from Intentional Workplace author Louise Altman – From the archives but well worth the re-post. Happy Friday!

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The Leadership Contagion: What Virus Are You Spreading?

Terry Starbucker

I thought about the viruses I had spread throughout my career, just by virtue of my mood. “Every day, everywhere you go, you spread a virus. You decide if that virus is positive or negative” – Dr. John Izzo.

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Thought-full Thursday: Appreciative Leadership


Louise Altman : September 9, 2010 at 5:36 pm Hi Mary Jo, You know what is so important about using Appreciative Inquiry – we now know from the latest neuroscience research that every time we acknowledge what works, what is positive, we are activating the pleasure part of our brains.

Successful leadership ~ The Story of a Man | You're Not the Boss of Me

You're Not the Boss of Me

In his business career, the man did not rise to the top of the executive ladder. He talked about what he had learned over the course of his career and from whom.

Leaders and the Learning Organization | You're Not the Boss of Me

You're Not the Boss of Me

Reply louise altman November 23, 2010 at 12:43 am Hi Gwyn, What a great post!

The Importance of Being Care-full

You're Not the Boss of Me

It’s always lovely to see you here Reply Pingback: Tweets that mention The Importance of Being Care-full | You’re Not the Boss of Me -- Topsy.com Louise Altman February 7, 2011 at 5:06 pm Wonderful post Gwyn!

Are CEOs Really India’s Leading Export?

Harvard Business Review

Altman. As firms from these countries seek to differentiate and build brands in advanced economies rather than competing mainly based on low home-country cost bases, the troubling signal this sends to foreign talent about their career prospects will become increasingly important.

Research: Why Best Practices Don’t Translate Across Cultures

Harvard Business Review

Sara Vaerlander, Bobbi Thomason, Brandi Pearce, Heather Altman, and I observed what happened after the innovation practices were shared with the company’s Indian and Chinese counterparts. In India, workers yearned for regular promotions as tangible indicators of their career growth.