Leader Learning

Every Sunday I get a nice measured dose of leadership sandwiched between coffee and coupons.  An interview with one interesting leader can be found each week on page 2 of the New York Times business section, "The Corner Office" (July 10: Plants & People parallels: Weed, Water, Nurture) by Adam Bryant duputy national editor of the New York Times.

The topics are interesting and insightful from leader backgrounds to interview questions, employee motivators to current management challenges.  If you're interested in improving any leading or managing that you do...  this is a great way to do it.  

Today's interview was about how early childhood work ethic influenced professional success.  I had my son (10) read it and we talked about it.  This is just one of the many examples of how this series has impacted my efforts leading at home.

It's a quick, quality read and with kids running around on a Sundy morning, that's a must!

Here is just a sample, the month of May, of the headlines that drill down into great learning and useable leadership fodder for work and home:

May 29, 2011

Liz Elting, TransPerfect

A Work Ethic Shaped at an Early Age

May 22, 2011

Barry Salzberg

The Right Job? It’s Much Like the Right Spouse

May 15, 2011

Linda Lausell Bryant

Note to Staff: We're a Team, Not a Family

May 8, 2011

Dominic Orr

Yes, Everyone Can Be Stupid for a Minute

A great learning tool.  Keep up the great work and thank you for sharing these valuable insights Adam! (@nytcorneroffice)


Our Mom Spot said...

Brian, it's good that you have these types of conversations with your kids.

Early childhood influences so many things...

Excellent post!

SuperUltraJulie said...

I enjoyed reading many of the articles because I found lots of new ways to view (& handle) some situations in my workplace.