Monthly Archives: December 2011

Visual Thinking

When I was a small child I liked picture books. Even as an adolescent I preferred books with illustrations over books with only words. High school jolted me into my left brain – science, advanced math, prep for SAT and Achievement exams. Then my career jigged and jagged through numbers and words – from financial […]

By |December 29th, 2011|Creativity, Innovation|0 Comments

Progress & meaningful work

In the late 1990’s, when I worked for Tom Malone (then CEO of GST Telecommunications) he used to say that people have fun at work when they are succeeding. I instantly found it to be true, and eventually adopted it as one of my own leadership tenets.

Further parsing — courtesy of Teresa Amabile and Steven […]

By |December 4th, 2011|Leadership|0 Comments

Soft power

In business we talk about using influence instead of wielding authority. Can things get done with tactics of persuasion instead of title gravity?

Translate that notion to the international stage. How can we measure soft power (coined by Joseph Nye), in contrast to military might? And why does it even matter?

Kudos to Monocle, published in the […]

By |December 1st, 2011|Arts & culture, Leadership|0 Comments