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Leading Thoughts for May 6, 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. Susan McPherson on making a genuine connection with others: “We’re living in a loneliness epidemic that is causing declines in physical and mental health, as well as decreased work satisfaction and performance. It’s clear that the art of connecting is lost. We’re talking, Zooming, Tweeting, and texting, but we’re not feeling a sense of connection. Peo...
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Leading Thoughts for April 29, 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. Phil Knight on competition: “Emotion would be fatal. I needed to remain cool. I thought back on my running career at Oregon. I’d competed with, and against, men far better, faster, more physically gifted. Many were future Olympians. And yet, I’d trained myself to forget this unhappy fact. People reflexively assume that competition is always a good thi...
Tags: Facebook, Leadership, Instagram, Oregon, Nike, Phil Knight, Randy Komisar, Leading Thoughts, Silicon Valley Entrepreneur Look


Leading Thoughts for April 22, 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. Economist Tim Harford on the problem of using statistical metrics as a proxy to control or as a target to be improved: “Social scientists have long understood that statistical metrics are at their most pernicious when they are being used to control the world, rather than trying to understand it. Economists tend to cite their colleague Charles Goodhart...
Tags: Facebook, Leadership, Instagram, Tim Harford, Jon Acuff, Leading Thoughts, Charles Goodhart, Donald T Campbell


Leading Thoughts for April 15, 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. Yale sociologist and physician Nicholas Christakis reflects on what we are likely to see as we move beyond the COVID-19 pandemic period: “If history is a guide, it seems likely that consumption will come back with a vengeance. Periods of plague-driven austerity have often been followed by periods of liberal spending. If the Roaring Twenties following ...
Tags: Facebook, Leadership, Instagram, Yale, Nicholas Christakis, Robert Galford, Leading Thoughts, Anne Drapeau


Leading Thoughts for April 8, 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. The late economic historian professor at the University of California, Berkeley, Carlo M. Cipolla on the five laws of human stupidity: 1. Everyone underestimates the number of stupid individuals among us. 2. The probability that a certain person is stupid is independent of any other characteristic of that person. 3. A stupid person is a person who c...
Tags: Facebook, Leadership, Instagram, Jim Taylor, Watts Wacker, Leading Thoughts, University of California Berkeley Carlo M Cipolla


Leading Thoughts for April 1, 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. Joseph T. Hallinan on how the tail begins to wag the dog when it comes to our perceptions of reality: “Once we have an opinion about how something should be, that expectation often colors our perception of how that thing actually is. When we look, we look with a purpose—we don’t look at something; we look for something. We tend to see what we expect t...
Tags: Facebook, Leadership, Instagram, Paul Zak, Leading Thoughts, Joseph T Hallinan


Leading Thoughts for March 25, 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. Fred Kofman on what it means to be a transcendent leader: “Transcendent leaders work to align the individual purposes of those under them into a larger collective purpose that makes each individual larger as well. They understand that if you want to make accountability and cooperation occur at the same time, you need to inspire people and create a cul...
Tags: Facebook, Leadership, Instagram, Richard Hamming, Fred Kofman, Leading Thoughts


Leading Thoughts for March 18, 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. Robert D. Kaplan on the dangers of peace: “Avoiding tragedy requires a sense of it, which in turn requires a sense of history. Peace, however, leads to a preoccupation with presentness, the loss of the past and a consequent disregard of the future. That is because peace by nature is pleasurable, and pleasure is about momentary satisfaction. In an era ...
Tags: Facebook, Leadership, Instagram, Robert Trivers, Robert D Kaplan, Leading Thoughts


Leading Thoughts for March 11, 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. Mike Hayes on delegating and an insight as to why we lead: “We don’t need to assert the greatest amount of authority that we’re entitled to. Our organizations are better served by training the people below us to one day take our place. The more we can pass down the chain of command, the better equipped our organizations will be, with more capable lead...
Tags: Facebook, Leadership, Instagram, Navy, Mark Thomson, Mike Hayes, Leading Thoughts


Leading Thoughts for March 4, 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. Performance psychologist Jim Loehr on motivated reasoning: “The facts are facts, but we ignore, alter, or otherwise twist them to allow us to continue doing what we are doing. Once we learn we can get what we want by altering the logic chain, by embracing ‘facts’ that align with the outcome we want and dismissing those facts that don’t, no behavior is...
Tags: Facebook, Leadership, Instagram, Jim Loehr, Leading Thoughts, David C Valliere


Leading Thoughts for February 25, 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. English philosopher John Stuart Mill on the pursuit of happiness: “Those only are happy who have their minds fixed on some object other than their own happiness; on the happiness of others, on the improvement of mankind, even on some art or pursuit, followed not as a means, but as itself an ideal end. Aiming thus at something else, they find happiness...
Tags: Facebook, Leadership, Instagram, John Stuart Mill, Doctorow, Jay Parini, Leading Thoughts, Edgar Lawrence Doctorow


Leading Thoughts for February 18, 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. British philosopher Owen Barfield giving a gentle provocation to new perspectives: “There may be times when what is most needed is, not so much a new discovery or a new idea as a different ‘slant’; I mean a comparatively slight readjustment in our way of looking at the things and ideas on which attention is already fixed.” Source: Saving the Appearanc...
Tags: Facebook, Leadership, Instagram, Harvard Business Review, Owen Barfield, Leading Thoughts, Anders Ericsson Michael Prietula, Edward Cokely


Leading Thoughts for February 11, 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. Historians Will and Ariel Durant on the need for educated citizens: “Democracy is the most difficult of all forms of government, since it requires the widest spread of intelligence, and we forgot to make ourselves intelligent when we made ourselves sovereign. Education has spread, but intelligence is perpetually retarded by the fertility of the simple...
Tags: Facebook, Leadership, Instagram, Lincoln, Johnny Can, Ariel Durant, Leading Thoughts, William Kilpatrick


Leading Thoughts for February 4, 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. Professor of journalism and sociology at Columbia University Todd Gitlin, on the experience of media: “The media are, in relation to social reality, fun-house mirrors, selective in their appetites, skewed in their imagery. The news is not in any simple way a ‘mirror’ on the world; it is a conduit for ideas and symbols, an industrial product that promo...
Tags: Facebook, Leadership, Instagram, Columbia University, Thomas Sowell, Todd Gitlin, Leading Thoughts


Leading Thoughts for January 28, 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. Charles Sykes on victimization: “A formula for social gridlock: the irresistible search for someone or something to blame colliding with the unmovable unwillingness to accept responsibility. Now enshrined in law and jurisprudence, victimism is reshaping the fabric of society, including employment policies, criminal justice, education, urban politics, ...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Leadership, Instagram, Tom Wheeler, Gutenberg, Charles Sykes, Leading Thoughts


Leading Thoughts for January 21, 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. Brent Gleeson on resilience: “A growth mindset is the bedrock of resilience. With a growth mindset you know that skills and success come from hard work and dedication, and the status quo is never enough. People with this mindset are comfortable being uncomfortable. Transparent feedback is not just accepted but craved, and setbacks are just another bum...
Tags: Facebook, Leadership, Instagram, Navy, Gleeson, Peter Boghossian, James Lindsay, Leading Thoughts


Leading Thoughts for January 14, 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. Elaine Kamarck on presidential responsibility: “Despite of al he trappings of power—the big house on Pennsylvania Avenue, Camp David, Air Force One, never having to sit in a traffic jam (ever!)—the president is in charge of an entity over which he has fairly limited power. This is, of course, exactly the way the Founding Fathers wanted it. And yet, tr...
Tags: Facebook, Leadership, Instagram, Brad Stulberg, Elaine Kamarck, Leading Thoughts, Pennsylvania Avenue Camp David Air Force One, Steve Magnes


Leading Thoughts: Pass Them On

BRITISH statesman Benjamin Disraeli said, “The wisdom of the wise and the experience of ages may be preserved by quotation.” The ideas of others have the power to slow us down and consider perspectives beyond our own. Left alone, our thoughts become too narrow—too vulnerable to blind spots. This learning process may deepen our own thoughts, give us concepts to build on, and start great conversations. It’s also good to know that we are not alone and that others have lived through the same things...
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Leading Thoughts for January 7, 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 Colvin on self-knowledge: “The best performers observe themselves closely. They are in effect able to step outside themselves, monitor what is happening in their own minds, and ask how it’s going. Researchers call this metacognition—knowledge about your own knowledge, thinking about your own thinking. Top performers do this much more systematica...
Tags: Facebook, Leadership, Instagram, Charlie Munger, Geoff Colvin, Leading Thoughts, University of Southern California Law School


Leading Thoughts for December 24, 2020

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. Nobel Prize winner in Physics, Frank Wilczek on the truth of science: “Science tells us many important things about how things are, but it does not pronounce how things should be, nor forbid us from imagining things that are not. Science contains beautiful ideas, but it does not exhaust beauty. It offers a uniquely fruitful way to understand the physi...
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Leading Thoughts for December 17, 2020

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. Margaret Heffernan on what it takes to make your predictions more thoughtful and accurate: “Ordinary people who were open-minded, educated, prepared to change their minds, humble, and attentive could gain real insight and awareness into what might happen in the next year or so. These were people who were prepared to see multiple, not single, causes of...
Tags: Facebook, Leadership, Instagram, Margaret Heffernan, George Schultz, Leading Thoughts


Leading Thoughts for December 10, 2020

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. Morgan Housel on finding the sensible balance between optimism and pessimism: “Optimism is usually defined as a belief that things will go well. But that’s incomplete. Sensible optimism is a belief that the odds are in your favor, and over time things will balance out to a good outcome even if what happens in between is filled with misery. And in fact...
Tags: Facebook, Leadership, Instagram, Morgan Housel, Leading Thoughts, Arthur Jensen


Leading Thoughts for December 3, 2020

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. Wright Thompson on doing the work: “More and more today, we don’t want to do the work or take the chances required for greatness, and we try to fix all those shortcuts on the back end with marketing and branding—modern, fancy words than mean lie.” Source: Pappyland: The Story of Family, Fine Bourbon, and the Things That Last II. Arsène Wenger on coa...
Tags: Facebook, Leadership, Instagram, Arsene Wenger, Wenger, Wright Thompson, Leading Thoughts, White Look


Leading Thoughts for November 26, 2020

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. Dietrich Bonhoeffer writing to his parents from prison on gratefulness: “In ordinary life we hardly realize that we receive a great deal more than we give, and that it is only with gratitude that life becomes rich. It’s very easy to overestimate the importance of our own achievements in comparison with what we owe to others.” Source: Letters and Paper...
Tags: Facebook, Leadership, Instagram, Albert Schweitzer, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Leading Thoughts


Leading Thoughts for November 19, 2020

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. Gary Burnison on anticipating what lies ahead: “You don’t need a crysal ball to anticipate. Rather, you need to be acutely attuned to what’s happening around you and in the world at the present moment. Once you see reality clearly, then—and only then—can you make the leap to extrapolate the meaning. You move from seeing only “this is what is happening...
Tags: Facebook, Leadership, Instagram, Gary Burnison, Leading Thoughts, Ross Ellenhorn


Leading Thoughts for November 12, 2020

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. Margaret Wheatley on dealing with change and developing new capacities: “It is possible to prepare for the future without knowing what it will be. The primary way to prepare for the unknown is to attend to the quality of our relationships, to how well we know and trust one another.” Source: “When Change Is Out of Control” in Human Resources in the 21s...
Tags: Facebook, Leadership, Instagram, Steve Magness, Brad Stulberg, Margaret Wheatley, Leading Thoughts


Leading Thoughts for November 5, 2020

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. Neil Postman on information overload: “Information is dangerous when it has no place to go, when there is no theory to which it applies, no pattern in which it fits, when there is no higher purpose that it serves.” Source: Technopoly: The Surrender of Culture to Technology II. Tod Bolsinger on what is leadership: “Leadership is energizing a communit...
Tags: Facebook, Leadership, Instagram, Neil Postman, Tod Bolsinger, Leading Thoughts, Mountains Look


Leading Thoughts for October 29, 2020

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. Carl Schorske on the need to think not just about but to think with history; to employ the materials of the past and the configurations in which we organize and comprehend them to orient ourselves in the living present:: “In most fields of intellectual and artistic culture, twentieth-century Europe and America learned to think without history. The ver...
Tags: Facebook, Europe, Leadership, Instagram, America, Machiavelli, Carl Schorske, Robert D Kaplan, Leading Thoughts


Leading Thoughts for October 22, 2020

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. Entrepreneur and investor Sam Altman on the importance of value: “All companies that grow really big do so in only one way: people recommend the product or service to other people. What this means is that if you want to be a great company some day, you have to eventually build something so good that people will recommend it to their friends—in fact, ...
Tags: Facebook, Leadership, Instagram, Sam Altman, Graham Duncan, Leading Thoughts


Leading Thoughts for October 15, 2020

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. Fritjof Capra on making change in a living organization: “A machine can be controlled; a living system, according to the systemic understanding of life, can only be disturbed. In other words, organizations cannot be controlled through direct interventions, but they can be influenced by giving impulses rather than instructions. To change the convention...
Tags: Facebook, Leadership, Instagram, Stanford University, Fritjof Capra, Sally Satel, Leading Thoughts, Christina Sommers, Susan -RSB- Nolen Hoeksmea, Nolen Hoeksmea