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Messing with Strathern’s Law

“When a measure becomes a target, it ceases to be a good measure.” Marilyn Strathern expanded on Charles Goodhart’s comment about monetary policy and turned it into a useful law of the universe. As soon as we try to manipulate behaviors to alter a measure, it’s no longer useful. That’s why you can’t believe social media metrics. Because they don’t measure anything except whether someone is good at making them go up.
Tags: Leadership, Law, Uncategorized, Strathern, Charles Goodhart, Marilyn Strathern


3 ways to improve your employees’ attitudes towards the company

The attitude employees have towards the company is incredibly important. In this video I talk about why it matters and how to improve employees’ attitudes towards the organization and the huge role the CEO and upper management plays in this.
Tags: Leadership, Careers, Happy At Work, Heartcount


Sometimes Racism Catches Us Off Guard

Years ago I was in an airport, trying to get to my next destination. It turned out that the weather was bad all up and down the East Coast, and many flights were being canceled, including mine. However, mine hadn’t yet been canceled as I sat in the area waiting to be called to board […]
Tags: Leadership, Diversity, Racism, East Coast, Intolerant Speech


For Strategy Work, It Pays to Learn and Use the Right Tools

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Tags: Leadership, Strategy, Leading Change, Martin Reeves, Decision-making, Art of Managing, Richard Rumelt, Management Innovation, High Performance Management Teams, Geoffrey Moore, Strategy Tools, Bad Strategy, Good Strategy, Kernel Of A Strategy, Strategy Creation, Strategy Palette


Labor and value

Adam Smith and David Ricardo argued that all value comes from labor, and the value of something is in the amount of labor it took to produce it. But Henry George understood that this is backward. The value of something lies in how much labor we’re willing to exchange for it. Too often, we’re tempted to price things based on what they cost us to make. It’s more useful to price things based on what they’re worth to those that might want to buy them.
Tags: Leadership, Uncategorized, Adam Smith, Henry George, David Ricardo


Gates raises $1 billion as Satya Nadella, others join race to scale clean tech

Gates established Breakthrough Energy Catalyst to accelerate the commercial viability of four key solutions to the climate crisis: green hydrogen, sustainable aviation fuel, long-duration battery storage and carbon capture from the air. Gates first pitched Nadella and then Fink, who said he in turn had some “Very serious conversations” persuading fellow CEOs to back Catalyst. [Via]
Tags: Business, Leadership, Satya Nadella, Fink, Nadella, Breakthrough Energy Catalyst


What Does Equitable Leadership Look Like?

DURING the pandemic, one of us became a bit of a Star Trek fan. Minal was never really into science fiction, but she ran out of shows to watch and found herself intrigued when Stacey Abrams, who is famously a Trekkie, said that Voyager was her favorite Star Trek show, even though Deep Space Nine is considered the political allegory. Still, Abrams cited Voyager, and we can’t help thinking it was because of Captain Janeway. In Voyager, women finally had a realistic representation of female leader...
Tags: Leadership, Star Trek, Patrick Stewart, Hill, Jessica, Abrams, Jean Luc Picard, WAMU, Instagram and Twitter, Equitable, Janeway, Stanford Social Innovation Review, Voyager, Minal, Dei, Stacey Abrams


Gift cards, serial numbers and hard technology

I bought someone a digital gift card the other day. That’s generally a bad idea, since there’s so much waste and breakage, but it was the right answer to the problem in the moment. The code the person would have to type in to redeem the card was: X5LMFP478DRYTHQY I’m sure that the team who worked on creating a secure platform for the transfer of billions of dollars of transactions was proud of the hard work they did. Except no one wants to type this in, and it’s incredibly impersonal. ...
Tags: Leadership, Uncategorized


Raining on your picnic (on your birthday)

A friend just got handed an unreasonable rejection. It came on a platter, delivered with very little in the way of kindness and no hints at all about what to do next. It is not personal. Not about her. She did nothing wrong. It might not even be about her idea. No one wants exactly what you want, sees what you see, believes what you believe. That’s normal. Oh, that happened. Now what? Go plan another picnic. [Author: Seth Godin]
Tags: Leadership, Uncategorized, Seth Godin


Broke Billionaire; "Free" Replay; Two CEOs; Kits.com

Hope it’s been a productive and purposeful week for you. Here are some insights to help you outlearn/outthink our reaction to the virus. Maybe the problem is we don’t have enough capitalism. Gary Hamel, yesterday's Summit  “Free” replay of Summit 2.0 – 4476 CEOs and CXOs from YPO, EO, and our database participated in yesterday’s Summit 2.0. At the last-minute Roger Hardy, founder of Kits.com, offered everyone a free pair of glasses if they were registered for the Summit. So, if you purchase ...
Tags: Amazon, Chuck, England, Leadership, Australia, Atlanta, Canada, Airbnb, Brian, Joe, Forbes, Waltham, San Antonio TX, Sydney Australia, Guadalajara Mexico, Roger


The programmatic ask

Favors are part of the glue of our culture. It’s not easy to ask for a favor, it’s not always easy to say yes, but when the two people engaged in this dance find a connection, it means something. Alas, the modern hustle, amplified by databases and computers, has turned this equation upside down. “It doesn’t hurt to ask,” the hustling spammer says, using second-order connections to “reach out” to hundreds of people. “No pressure,” they add, as if this diminishes the coarsening of the conver...
Tags: Leadership, Uncategorized


Sell Different; Largest Reg A; Lever Style; Lake Tahoe

Everything I learned in business school was either wrong, dated or incomplete… There’s a shift, a realization that whatever we’ve been doing for the last 40 years has caused a lot of the problems that we have now, and we have this urgent need for the reformulation of business. Hubert Joly, former Best Buy CEO Reformulating BusinessHubert Joly’s thoughts (above), author of my favorite biz book in 2021 so far, frame perfectly the outcome of our CEO Boot Camps. A seat has opened up due to an attend...
Tags: Amazon, Hong Kong, Leadership, Australia, Singapore, Shanghai, Dallas, Lake Tahoe, Lee, London England, Annapolis, Brisbane Australia, Zapier, Bill Gallagher, Verne, Hubert Joly


New ERA® Real Estate Affiliate Adds 400 Agents to the Network

ERA ®  Real Estate, recently announced that RSVP Real Estate, based in Bellevue, Washington, has affiliated with the ERA® brand.    The firm will now be known as RSVP Real Estate ERA Powered and immediately becomes one of the largest companies in the ERA system with over $1 billion in sales volume in the last 12 months, according to the company.     The family-owned brokerage, which now has more than 400 agents and serves western Washington with a concentration in King, Pierce and Sno...
Tags: Real Estate, Leadership, News, Washington, Radio, Expansion, Steve, Industry News, Andy, Pierce, Real Estate News, ERA, Bellevue Washington, Puget Sound Business Journal, The Family, Sherry Chris


6 Tips for Better Problem Solving

Problem-solving is a natural and important part of business. We say we start with facts, but we don’t. We start with opinions, and the opinions influence what facts we discover. Effective problem-solving uses two kinds of thinking. Divergent thinking seeks out as many options as possible. Convergent thinking selects one option to pursue. Here are six tips for better problem-solving. Get The Story of The Problem Take notes as someone offers the story of the problem. Allow interruptions for ot...
Tags: Leadership, US, Problem Solving, John, Solutions, Mark, Leadership Development, Better Problem Solving


The simple market

If you want something that makes your life better, you can buy it. If you want to get the money to buy something, you can make something or do something that makes someone’s life better. It stops being simple when externalities, market failures and greed show up.
Tags: Leadership, Uncategorized


5 Lessons In Leadership From Simone Biles’ Olympic Decision

Jeanet Wade explores the leadership principles around Simone Biles’ withdrawal from the women’s gymnastics all-around final competition during the Olympics. The post 5 Lessons In Leadership From Simone Biles’ Olympic Decision appeared first on Young Upstarts.
Tags: Startups, Leadership, Olympics, Simone Biles, Thinking Aloud, Leading People, Simon Biles, Jeanet Wade


Weighing the Effectiveness of a Leader

GUEST POST from Robert B. Tucker As a college student, I was a volunteer on Joe Biden’s initial race for U.S. Senate. I recalled him saying something like, “If I’m elected, come see me in Washington.” Twenty or so years … Continue reading →
Tags: Leadership, Washington, Future, Trust, Joe Biden, Innovation, Opportunities, Vision, U S Senate, Robert B Tucker


Why Teams Get Stuck

My son’s car headed down our 200-foot driveway toward the street. Despite a few inches of snow, the drive was fully plowed and snow melted by the sun. So he was confident navigating the right turn at the bottom of the hill onto the street, like he’d done many times. Or so he thought. The snow on the street had not melted, and was pressed down by traffic.  More like a hockey rink than a street.  As he tried to turn he slid straight across the street into an embankment of snow, engulfing the front...
Tags: Leadership, Teamwork, Team Building, Leadership Development, Authentic leadership, High-performing Teams


Here’s Why You Should Change Jobs, Not Careers

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Tags: Career, Leadership, Career Change, Self-development, Job Change, Career Reinvention, Culture Sensing, Reinventing in Place


Leading Thoughts for September 16, 2021

IDEAS shared have the power to expand perspectives, change thinking, and move lives. Here are two ideas for the curious mind to engage with: I. Geoff Tuff and Steven Goldbach on the need for flexible thinking: “We must dispel the notion that strong leaders don’t change their positions … or, dare we say, learn. Flipflopping when you have new information – flexing your thinking in an explicable way – is absolutely a hallmark of effective leadership in the face of accelerating change. “Good lead...
Tags: Facebook, Leadership, Instagram, Rome, Geoff Tuff, Adrian Goldsworthy, Steven Goldbach, Leading Thoughts


Copy design

Copywriting turns words into action. But which words? And which action? Often, copywriters take a strategy for granted. They don’t take the time to think about what this sentence or that paragraph might be for. They hesitate to describe the foundations of their method, and instead resort to time-tested tricks and phrases. We have a word for the strategies involved in creating a product or service that fills a niche and solves a problem. That’s what designers do. The pretty part comes n...
Tags: Leadership, Uncategorized, Margo Aaron


Ditch The Unified Front And Embrace Team Members’ Diverse Backgrounds

By facilitating the right chemistry in the group and allowing people to share their differing views and opinions, leaders actually set up their teams to create more impactful results, argues Kevin Xu. The post Ditch The Unified Front And Embrace Team Members’ Diverse Backgrounds appeared first on Young Upstarts.
Tags: Startups, Leadership, Workplace Diversity, Managing People, Thinking Aloud, Kevin Xu


Goldman Sachs announces the latest part of its $10 billion racial justice investment ⁠- this time supporting Black women in STEM

Asahi Pompey shared a public letter to her 11-year-old son in a Goldman Sachs town hall that spurred the massive investment. Goldman Sachs Goldman Sachs is rolling out a new initiative that's part of its $10 billion investment in Black women. The firm's CEO David Solomon has tasked Black female execs with leading the investment. The investment came after a virtual town hall in the wake of George Floyd's death. See more stories on Insider's business page. On Wednesday, Gold...
Tags: Apple, Google, Cook, Leadership, Instagram, Americas, US, America, Trends, Strategy, Diversity, Walgreens, American Express, Philadelphia, Goldman Sachs, Goldman


Hospitals Ask “Why Is Our Cash Low?”

Most of what is done in patient accounting (aka patient financial services) is fairly simple and routine. The days of only paper claims are gone (but not totally eliminated). These days, if registration has done its job, and the departments have done their jobs, and your charge master is up to date, most of the […]
Tags: Leadership, Health Care, Revenue Cycle, Health Care Finance, Cash Collections, Patient Financial Services


Saving Face: How To Preserve Dignity And Build Trust

Face is the new social currency of our time.  Face represents one’s self-esteem, self-worth, identity, reputation, status, pride, and dignity.  The more face you have, the easier and faster you can get things done.   “Saving face” is a universal concept that enables you to connect with people, break down barriers, and build trust and long-term relationships. When the term “It’s not about the money” is used, the real issue is often about “face”.   What does it mean to bring “face” into the wor...
Tags: Leadership, Face, Webinars, Dignity, Individualization, Building Trust, Generational Differences, Maya Hu Chan


Appropriate risk

We talk about risk like it’s a bad thing. But all forward motion involves risk. You can’t find a risk-free way to accomplish much of anything. Appropriate risk has two elements: The odds of it working out are commensurate with the benefits.The consequences of being wrong don’t eliminate your chance to try a different path next time. We don’t try something simply because there’s no downside. Instead, we intelligently choose projects where the downside is understood and the work is wor...
Tags: Leadership, Uncategorized


4 Ways Leadership Development Boosts Your Bottom Line

Taking your employees away from their desks for an entire workday sounds counterproductive, right? Most executives think that a day away only results in disruptions and a delay in workflow, which yields decreased output.But what if the day your team spent away from their cubicles and fluorescent lights was used to engage with world-class leadership content from a diverse lineup of speakers? What if this one day resulted in game-changing conversations that led to a total cultural shift and signif...
Tags: Leadership, Uncategorized, Gallup, Recruit, Leadercast, Human Relations Research Institute


4 Tips For Building A Resilient And Cohesive Team

Ray Blakney, CEO and co-founder of Live Lingua shares some tried-and-true tips that will help build and lead a stronger and more unified team. The post 4 Tips For Building A Resilient And Cohesive Team appeared first on Young Upstarts.
Tags: Startups, Leadership, Management, Professionalisms, Building A Team, Team Management, Leading A Team, Ray Blakney


The Ivy Lee Method: The Daily Routine Experts Recommend for Peak Productivity

Productivity consultant, Ivy Lee explained his simple daily routine for achieving peak productivity: At the end of each work day, write down the six most important things you need to accomplish tomorrow. Do not write down more than six tasks. Prioritize those six items in order of their true importance. When you arrive tomorrow, concentrate only on the first task. Work until the first task is finished before moving on to the second task. Approach the rest of your list in the same fashion. At th...
Tags: Business, Leadership, Lee, Ivy Lee


The Ivy Lee Method: Your Guide to Peak Productivity

Productivity consultant, Ivy Lee explained his simple daily routine for achieving peak productivity: At the end of each work day, write down the six most important things you need to accomplish tomorrow. Do not write down more than six tasks. Prioritize those six items in order of their true importance. When you arrive tomorrow, concentrate only on the first task. Work until the first task is finished before moving on to the second task. Approach the rest of your list in the same fashion. At th...
Tags: Business, Leadership, Lee, Ivy Lee