Graham Fry

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Are Narcissists and Psychopaths Getting Promoted Ahead of You? Science Says This Is the Reason

This study makes for painful reading.<p><i>Absurdly Driven</i> <i>looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>As they breathe the rare air of gilded success, you seethe.<p>What have they got that you don't?<p>Why do these smarmy, unctuous, self-regarding, bilge-peddling …

Psychology

Adaptive Leadership by Ron Heifetz and Marty Linsky

This article describes <b>Adaptive Leadership</b> in a practical way. After reading you will understand the basics of this powerful <b>leadership style</b>.<p>What is …

5 applications for blockchain in your business

Ever since Satoshi Nakamoto published an invention he called bitcoin in 2009, cryptocurrency has had its ups and downs. More recently, however, …

Blockchain

The secretive, snowballing success of Canberra Data Centres

​For the last decade, Greg Boorer has not had a lot of sleep.

Why Overcoming Inertia Takes Two Whys

No one changes until they believe they must change, can envision themselves in a better future and know how they can be part of the solution and way forward. This starts with their understanding: 1) Why they can’t keep doing what they have been doing the way they have been doing it and 2) Why they …

Self-improvement

Two-Way Time Management For Senior Executives

There comes a moment in every rising executive’s career at which they lose control of their time. This is the flip side of the important versus urgent trade-off. Things that are urgent, but not important to you are, almost by definition, important and urgent to someone else. This is why the busiest …

What the Best CEOs on Earth Do Better

What differentiates an exceptionally happy workplace from others? Workplace well-being is the current big buzzword. Mostly ignored in the past, …

16 Traits of Great IT Leaders

If you want to succeed as an IT leader you have to develop a set of traits that will serve you and those around you. Industry leaders and career …

Why Raising The Yellow Flag For Help Is A Sign Of A Strong Team

You would think that weaker teams would underperform, would need more help and would call for that help more frequently than would stronger teams. You would be right on the first two points and wrong on the last. This is because stronger teams are made up of people ready, willing and able to help …

Leadership

The Keys To Strengthening The Organization In Your First 100 Days In A New Job

Of all the tools in your toolbox, putting people in the right roles is one of the most powerful. It is also the most explosive. As you seek to evolve (or shock!) the culture, these moves will be the most decisive and will have the greatest impact. Use your first 100-days in a new job to get ready …

Leadership

Take Control Of Day One When Onboarding Into A New Job

Our brains remember information “presented first and last, and have an inclination to forget the middle items.”[1] People will remember vividly their first impressions of you and their last interaction with you. Although you can update their last interaction constantly, you are going to be stuck …

Leadership

6 Key Influence Tactics: Learn the secrets to Influence and Persuasion

In order to master the use of influence tactics, one must learn the science of persuasion.<p>Let’s imagine for a second that you have a great new …

Good to Great

Executive Summary<p>Jim Collins, already established as one of the most influential management consultants, further established his credibility with the …

How to Manage Subject Matter Experts When You Aren’t One | The Fast Track

It’s hard enough to lead a team when you know more about the topic than your junior reports. (“Let me show you how it’s done!”) But quite often, …

Three Keys To Refereeing Conflict

Ever feel like more of a referee than a leader, spending your time resolving internal conflicts? Sometimes it’s the highest value activity you can engage in. Get better at it by being present in the right place at the right time, managing behavior while supporting people and communicating decisions …

Leadership

How to 'Ripple' Your Leadership

As a leader tasked with seizing new ground and improving an organization’s performance, do you start with the systems, the people, or yourself?<p>Get out the mirror!<p>According to leadership expert, Chris Hutchinson, leaders cannot be effective if they don’t begin by understanding their own values, …

Leadership

Overachievers And Underachievers: Feed One, Starve The Other

Some achieve as they should. Some more. Some less. How much of that is due to peoples’ natures? How much is due to how they were nurtured? And what are the implications for leadership? In “The Mixed-Up Brothers of Bogotá,” Susan Dominus suggests the nature/nurture balance is 50/50. This means you …

Leadership

The Secret To Success In An Interim Leadership Role

Woe unto the interim leader. Must be strategic. But may not be the one who sees the strategy through. Must build the organization. But may be building it for someone else. Must manage the operations. But the implementation of unpopular edicts can be delayed until the permanent leader shows up. As …

Managing Milestones -- The Key To Level Three Delegation

Success in delegating depends in a large degree on a leader’s ability to manage milestones. Recall that in my earlier piece on “Work Less, Create More Value – The Art of Delegating” I suggested six levels of delegation:<p>Do well yourself<br>• Do yourself, but just well enough<br>• Delegate and supervise<br>• Delegate …

Project Management

Work Less, Create More Value - The Art of Delegating

Scope is a function of resources and time. If the scope of what you’re trying to accomplish is too much to get done in a high quality way, you have to add resources, add time, or cut back the scope. In other words, say “no” to some of the less important items and non-value-adding steps. Think in …

How to Spend the First 10 Minutes of Your Day

If you’re working in the kitchen of Anthony Bourdain, legendary chef of Brasserie Les Halles, best-selling author, and famed television personality, …

Tech SWAT teams kicking down the digital door

Karen Wagner - Cardno<p>Karen Wagner<p>From dam engineers in Ecuador to Sydney light-rail gurus, Cardno's global CIO Karen Wagner is linking up her …

Why Jobs That Make You Think Are Good Brain Medicine

The more mentally taxing your job is now, the more your brain benefits later.<p>If your job is chock full of challenging thinking tasks, your brain may …