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Aleksandr Yampolskiy
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'Spheres and Pyramids' : an analogy for leadership
In his book 'It worked for me : in life and leadership' , Colin Powell uses a great analogy of how most organizations can be viewed as spheres and pyramids. He writes: "Most organizations are like pyramids, with the leaders at
the top and everybody else on ...
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In order to lead more effectively and be more productive, try expressing appreciation to others
A great snippet from 'Manage your energy, not your time' article by HBR,   https://hbr.org/2007/10/manage-your-energy-not-your-time : "W hen people are able to take more control of their emotions, they can improve the quality of their energy, regardless of ...
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A good question & answer by Mark Zuckerberg (about founders as CEOs and Twitter)
A great question by Om Malik:  The question I would have asked  Mark Zuckerberg  if I was attending the townhall he recently hosted: how much do you think Twitter's problems are driven by the fact that Wall Street (and other investors) judge a CEO different...
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A good team exercise for building trust
Trust is at the foundation of highly efficient teams in companies. If team members have no trust towards one another, they will not be able to openly debate problems. And if they are not able to debate problems, then good decisions will not be made (since e...
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[In Google], one leadership team had developed a reputation for discord, with some members refusing to partner with one another and even undermining one another by withholding resources or information. "Performance management" didn't work [...]. "Coaching" didn't work [...].

What did work was creating a quarterly survey of just two questions: 
1) In the last quarter, this person helped me when I reached out to him/her.
2) In the last quarter, this person involved me when I could have been helpful to, or was impacted by his/her team's work.
Every member of the team rated each other member, and the anonymous ranking and results were shared with everyone. People knew where they fell in the ranking, but didn't know where anyone else fell. The two most obstreperous people, of course ranked near the bottom, and were dismayed by it. [...] Though not strictly a nudge, this was in line with work showing the power of social comparisons.
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True Sense of Urgency
A good definition of  true urgency  from a book by John Kotter. Too many companies get it all wrong, by creating a false urgency with fake deadlines, and frantic meetings.
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Power of Nudges
A great excerpt from a recent book by Laszlo Bock "Insights from inside Google: Work Rules!" It reminds us that creating a healthy competition between teams or individuals can be a very effective way to motivate people to excel: [In Google], one leadership ...
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