Book: Move Your Bus

“Move Your Bus: An Extraordinary New Approach to Accelerating Success in Work and Life” by Ron Clark Runner: “These individuals are working as hard as possible, and they essentially carry the load of the bus.” “Unfortunately, Runners tend to devote so much time to their job that they often neglect their personal lives.” “If you […]

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Book: The First 90 Days

“The First 90 Days, Updated and Expanded: Proven Strategies for Getting Up to Speed Faster and Smarter” by Michael D. Watkins “When more than two hundred company CEOs and presidents were asked for their best estimates of the time it takes a typical midlevel leader who has been promoted or hired from the outside to […]

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Book: The Alliance

“The Alliance: managing talent in the networked age” by Reid Hoffman, Ben Casnocha, Chris Yeh. “In an alliance, employer and employee develop a relationship based on how they can add value to each other. Employers need to tell their employees, ‘Help make our company more valuable, and we’ll make you more valuable.’” “Employees need to […]

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Book: The Amazon Way

“The Amazon Way: 14 Leadership Principles Behind the World’s Most Disruptive Company” by John Rossman “Consider ‘obsession’ versus ‘satisfaction.’ Typical management strives to create and measure ‘customer satisfaction.’ They work to create a slightly more satisfied customer than the competitor and measure the experience in various ways. What if, instead , you ‘obsessed’ over your […]

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Book: LOVE ‘EM or LOSE ‘EM

“LOVE ‘EM or LOSE ‘EM: Getting Good People To Stay” By Beverly Kaye and Sharon Jordan-evans. “Love ’em leaders genuinely care about their people. They appreciate, nurture, grow, recognize, challenge, understand, and respect them. And they believe this is the job of being a leader.” “What will keep you here?” “What might entice you away?” […]

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MOOC: People Analytics

These are my notes from MOOC from Coursera on People Analytics by University of Pennsylvania. Performance Evaluation “For any given level of effort, a range of outcomes can occur due to factors outside the employee’s control.” i.e. skils vs luck “Chance doesn’t persist. And if the challenge is to parse skills from chance, the single […]

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