In their September 22 episode of the Nested Folders Podcast, Scotty Jackson and Rosemary Orchard discuss the GTD Horizons of Focus. This is something I thought GTD didn’t cover very well when I first started learning the system back in the early 2000s. Coming from Stephen Covey’s system, with its heavy emphasis on roles, I was glad to see David Allen include this higher level of planning. (Perhaps I just missed it the first time around. That’s entirely possible.)[Read more…] about GTD’s Horizons of Focus
As we await the results of the Colorado State University study on the role of singing and playing wind and brass instruments in the spread of COVID-19, there is a study available now that gives us some potentially important information.[Read more…] about Singing in the Age of COVID-19
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Meta-leaders craft the unifying mission for an array of different constituencies. They build a compelling narrative and create conditions that animate shared values, motivating goals, and each participant’s view of himself or herself as a necessary and meaningful contributor. Meta-leaders know that optimal progress does not happen on its own. Someone must see the opportunity and engage others to see it as well.You’re It: Crisis, Change, and How to Lead When It Matters Most by Leonard J. Marcus, Eric J. McNulty, et al.
I have argued that it is not the role of a team to make its leader look good. It is the role of the leader to make the team look good. The leader must provide every resource and opportunity for the team to succeed in its tasks. This theory is corroborated by the developers of Harvard University’s National Preparedness Leadership Initiative.[Read more…] about The Catalyst of Success
It is not the role of the people we lead to make us look good. It is our role as leaders to make them look good. That is, it is our role as leaders to provide every resource and opportunity our team needs to succeed in its tasks.[Read more…] about The Role of Leadership