I’ve maintained a personal library of music files ever since I’ve owned a computer. For the last several years, though, I’ve been using streaming services to listen to music simply because it was easier. As a professional musician, I was happy that the artists received a little extra support from me. I had purchased a lot of the albums I was listening to, so they got their cut from that, but they were also receiving a cut when I streamed their work. It was a win-win for everyone involved.[Read more…] about (Re)Building a Personal Music Library
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