Twitter Weekly Highlights for 2011-06-03

Tanveer Naseer

by @ wallybock [link] # productivity # Thanks! RT @ mikemyatt : Reading: Leadership Lessons from Babe Ruth: [link] via @ TanveerNaseer # Why Keeping Your Options Open Is A Really, Really Bad Idea by @ hghalvorson [link] # decisionmaking # Thanks! Here’s a compilation of some of the articles/tweets I shared on Twitter this week: Thanks @SmartBrief for including my piece on #leadership and Babe Ruth in SmartBrief Career newsletter!

Why Companies Hire an External Consultant to Help Them

Strategy Driven

You need someone who can advise on products from Microsoft pay now and get it fixed quickly. When you are making a proposal for a change or project it can sometimes be difficult to get a hearing from the decisionmakers in the company.

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Twitter Weekly Highlights for 2011-05-27

Tanveer Naseer

Here’s a compilation of some of the articles/tweets I shared on Twitter this week: New blog post: Coffee House Book Review – “Workarounds That Work” by Russell Bishop [link] #productivity # Whatever You Feel Compelled to Do, Don’t [link] # behaviour # Thanks Mark!

The Magic of Steve Jobs

Women's Leadership Exchange

It does seem like Jobs has supernatural powers to be able transform an entrepreneurial venture into the number one brand in the world, producing products that have changed our lives dramatically. He envisions brilliant products and creates and markets them beyond effectively. He settles for nothing less than the best, including making his products, marketing, packaging etc. But no matter how smart and talented they are, Jobs is the final decisionmaker.

Twitter Weekly Highlights for 2011-02-11

Tanveer Naseer

The evils of multitasking [link] # productivity #. A Simple Way to Manage Your Time [link] # productivity #. Three Times You Have to Speak Up [link] # communication #decisionmaking #. The 5 Habits of Quality-Focused Companies [link] # leadership #productivity #. Thanks BestColleges.org for selecting my blog as one of the “25 Best Management & Leadership Blogs of 2011″ [link] #.

The Magic of Steve Jobs Part 2

Women's Leadership Exchange

And anyway Steve Jobs lives on in the hearts of most Apple product users (and who isn’t?) It does seem like Jobs has supernatural powers to be able transform an entrepreneurial venture into the number one brand in the world, producing products that have changed our lives dramatically. He envisions brilliant products and creates and markets them beyond effectively. He settles for nothing less than the best, including making his products, marketing, packaging etc.

Stop People from Wasting Your Time

Harvard Business Review

That’s why people who waste our time have become the scourge of modern business life, hampering our productivity and annoying us in the process. Meetings are also dangerous when their list of invitees has been wantonly constructed, filled with irrelevant people and lacking decisionmakers with the authority to get things moving. Make sure you understand who the real decisionmakers are, and don’t waste your time (or other people’s) until they can be present and participate.

Criteria for a Critical Decision

CO2

Using “Systematic Decision Making&# methodology, DecisionMaker Pro let you start a decision, setup criteria and assert all respective choices in an objective way. RSS Feed Schedule a Call Free E-Book Assessment Test Coffee Schedule Coaching Lunch About Us CO2 Story Our Approach Our Successes Our Executive Coaches Gary B.

Writing a Rejection Letter (with Samples)

Harvard Business

Bad Writing Is Destroying Your Company’s Productivity. It’s not any easier to get rejected in that fashion, and writing that way undercuts your authority as a decisionmaker. Simson Petrol. I have a friend who appraises antiques — assigning a dollar value to the old Chinese vase your grandmother used for storing pencils, telling you how much those silver knickknacks from Aunt Fern are worth.

Make Your Innovative Idea Seem Less Terrifying

Harvard Business Review

Much as I want to believe that a glaringly good idea will stand on its merits, I have come to realize that just like any product or service, ideas require good marketing if they’re going to reach their intended customers. Making the leap to a new career curve is a bold idea that also needs to be sold, and the importance of mitigating risk for the key decisionmaker — the prospective employer — holds true.

Longrunonomics vs. Shortrunonomics

Harvard Business Review

I think this analysis is largely right, although the savings and loan mess can better be described as the product of excessive financial regulation (interest rate caps, and various rules that kept the S&Ls from diversifying their portfolios) followed by lamebrained deregulation. It doesn't offer much hope, though, for clear guidelines to macroeconomic decisionmaking.

Is Economics Ready for a New Model?

Harvard Business Review

and Europe, though (and Japan's long struggles were seen as the product of peculiarly Japanese economic traits). You can find lots of scholars at top economics departments who study why bubbles and crashes happen, and how psychology and genetics shape individual decisionmaking. Economic theories based on rational behavior have been called into doubt by recent events. A few maverick scholars "are stepping up the hunt for new models that could more accurately describe the real world."

Take the Bias Out of Strategy Decisions

Harvard Business Review

When Intel was still a company focused on producing memory chips, Stanford professor Robert Burgelman documented that CEO Gordon Moore had emotional trouble abandoning this product, which was losing them money, because it “had made the company” (famously declaring “but, that would be like Ford getting out of cars!?”), in favor of the much more profitable microprocessors. Yet, the change happened, because they relied on their so-called “production capacity allocation rule”.