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The leadership print space is full of books, with a never-ending supply hitting the bookshelves, not to forget digital readers. So it’s always a pleasure to find a gem in the rough, considering that much of the recent literature is repetitive.

Meet Roger Schwarz, an established leadership presence.

Nine Cow Leadership

My Kindle cover has nine cow stickers on it. Not because I like animals generally or cows specifically, but because when my husband and I were dating, he told me a story about a Nine Cow woman.

I’ve since read and heard many variations. In the interests of brevity I’ll give it to you in a few sentences (disclaimer… this is my interpretation. I could be wrong but please don’t tell me because I’m happy living with my illusion).

Leadership Mumbo Jumbo: Are You Communicating Clearly to Your Followers?

Have you ever completed a task at work,  , thinking you did it well, only to be told by your boss that you screwed it up?

 

Worse, what about managing a project, when well into it you find out that your boss had another vision of what you were to be doing? Now you have to talk to your team to give them the “news.”

Cake and Coffee, with a side serve of Leadership

High on the list of Things I Don’t Understand (just below People Who Drink Instant Coffee and slightly above People Who Don’t Like U2) is the fact that my mother doesn’t really like coffee.  She drinks cappuccino for the froth.

I’m a black coffee girl.  Years ago I was taught (read: brainwashed) by a Croatian barista that coffee should be black.  Good coffee, he said, is never bitter so does not need milk, sugar or syrups to make it palatable.

Real Leaders Don’t Have the Attention Spans of Squirrels

How many times have you been talking to your boss when their wireless rings and they grab for it wildly, have a short chat then back to you, only then to be diverted by anothe

Organising Genius: The Secrets of Creative Collaboration

I am reading a book called Organising Genius:  The Secrets of Creative Collaboration by Warren Bennis and Patricia Ward Biederman. There is a point that 'jumps off the page' and I thought I would share it with you.  

Building Organizational Know-How: How to Transfer Knowledge (Part Three)

PenguinsMy last post looked at internal team transfer, whose emphasis is on conducting a post-project completion debrief, and where the knowledge generated is intended for retention within the team.

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