Multitasking Pitfalls

Coaching Tip

The ability to keep information organized in the brain. Managing two mental tasks at once reduces the brainpower available for either task, according to a study published in the journal NeuroImage. Self-Coaching books to help you and your employees better manage time: . " Time is what we want most but what we use worst." William Penn. Multitasking has become a significant part of life these days.

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Best Leadership Books of 2010

Leading Blog

Leading Outside the Lines : How to Mobilize the Informal Organization, Energize Your Team, and Get Better Results by Jon R. The Why of Work : How Great Leaders Build Abundant Organizations That Win by David Ulrich and Wendy Ulrich. Bury My Heart at Conference Room B : The Unbeatable Impact of Truly Committed Managers by Stan Slap. A crisis exposes character or the lack of it. Our reaction is important.

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What is Your Innovation Style?

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Shoya Zichy: Innovation is critical to an organization''s growth and competitive advantage. Typically most managers do not realize there are different styles even though they divide 50/50 in the populations worldwide. You contribute by organizing the new projects and developing efficient systems that ensure the work or product is completed with precision and accuracy.

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. Therefore it is necessary to identify data interrelationships and to consider these when interpreting the data so to produce accurate, useful information.

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.

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5 Behaviors of Leaders Who Embrace Change

Harvard Business

Part of the issue is how organizations view the human aspect of the closing date, which is usually treated as the end of the transaction, when it’s really just the start of change. Organizations, processes, and cultures will be integrated for weeks and months after the organizations come together, causing disruption and uncertainty. Leaders in the M&A environment are managing an organization that hasn’t existed before.

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. Silos can form in any company, regardless of how it’s organized, whether that’s around different products, different regions, or different types of customers.

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. Using that measure, the information people find most important tends to be hazard impact information, guidance information, and advisory information – in other words, what people should do or not do in order to protect themselves.

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.

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