How to Build Confidence

First Friday Book Synopsis

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Amy Gallo for the Harvard Business Review blog. To read the complete article, check out the wealth of free resources, and sign up for a subscription to HBR email alerts, please click here. * * * Very few people succeed in business without a degree of confidence. [.].

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Evaluation and Control Best Practice 6 – Identify Data Relationships

Strategy Driven

Information is data that has been processed in such a way as to be meaningful to the person who receives it. Quality information supports effective decision-making. Data by itself, however, is not information. Organizations are frequently data rich and information poor.

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Multitasking Pitfalls

Coaching Tip

The ability to keep information organized in the brain. " Time is what we want most but what we use worst." William Penn. Multitasking has become a significant part of life these days. We scan the Internet while talking on the phone , then get interrupted by call waiting. We schedule appointments when caught in traffic and text friends while standing in line at the bank. The myth that multitasking works has never been stronger.

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Leading a Culture of Innovation


It’s a simple tool ( download PDF or download PowerPoint ) for defining the following dimensions of an organization’s innovation culture: Leadership – How leaders influence innovation through explicit decisions and subtle behaviors.

quickpoint: The Long Tail of Talent

Leading Blog

And these more informal organizations are much less constrained by geography; talented people can live anywhere and shouldn’t have to move to contribute." The labor markets are changing. With the Internet proximity is not an issue. Chris Anderson describes it this way in Makers: The New Industrial Revolution : "The Web allows people to show what they can do, regardless of their education and credentials.

Leaders, Your Words Matter

Next Level Blog

No matter what type of leader you are or what kind of formal or informal organization you lead, I encourage you to pause today and everyday to consider the possible impact of your words.

Successful Startups Don’t Make Money Their Primary Mission

Harvard Business Review

That’s how Google managed to organize so much of the world’s information in a few decades, and Facebook managed to connect the wired world in just one. Larry Page and Sergey Brin grew Google to its current dominance by sticking to their information-organizing mission.

Making Matrix Organizations Actually Work

Harvard Business Review

Most discussions about matrix organizations usually quickly devolve into a debate between two sides: those who love to hate the matrix, and those who hate to love the matrix. From our two decades of experience with organization design, we tend to side with the latter.

Putting the Right Information on Twitter in a Crisis

Harvard Business Review

I became curious about what this impulse might mean for all the users hitting “refresh” on their feeds and for the crisis response managers feeding announcements and information into the stream. It doesn’t give enough information for people to know what to do.

Why Great Leaders Are in Short Supply

Harvard Business Review

As I see it, leaders in the past had the great advantages of: Privileged access to information. People naturally look for direction from someone they perceive to be in possession of more information about an evolving situation. It used to be that leaders were in a unique position to gain information, and to dole it out on a need-to-know basis. Now the world is awash in instantly accessible information of all types and on all subjects.

The importance of exercising informal and formal leadership (video)

Weekly Leader