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So Good they Can't Ignore You - how people really come to love what they do!

   In his new book, 'So Good they Can't Ignore You', Cal Newport debunks the long-held belief that "follow your passion" is good advice. Not only is the cliché flawed -- preexisting passions are rare and have little to do with how most people end up loving their work -- but it can also be dangerous, leading to anxiety and chronic job hopping.
   After making his case against passion, Newport sets out on a quest to discover the reality of how people end up loving what they do. Passion comes after you put in the hard work to become excellent at something valuable, not before. In other words, what you do for a living is much less important than how you do it. This book will change the way we think about our careers, happiness, and the crafting of a remarkable life.

 

Bonus Information 1: Information Page on Amazon.com: http://www.amazon.com/Good-They-Cant-Ignore-You/dp/1455509124/ .

Bonus Information 2: Information Page on Bol.com: http://www.bol.com/nl/p/so-good-they-can-t-ignore-you-why-skills-trump-passion-in-the-quest-for-work-you-love/9200000002156419/ .

 
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Three Management Gurus Explain Management

Three Management Gurus Explain Management | Organisation Development | Scoop.it

A great post. I think a lot of manager should read and applied these advice. Unfortunately we live in a world where the human side is often forget, and the message in in this post is strong to change that situation. [note mg]

 

Michael Hammer in his book "Agenda" talks about modern managers driven by an economy that is more than ever controlled by the customer. "Managers are rediscovering that business is about execution."

 

He reminds us of the seriousness of watching the cash flow, fulfilling (rather than just getting) orders and the need to go beyond product ideas and focus more on product development.

 

The role of managers is to help their company "devise products and services that satisfy customers and then create and deliver them in a profitable way that satisfies shareholders"...

 

Read more: http://rictownsend.blogspot.com/2012/03/three-management-gurus-explain.html#comment-form


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The Antidote to Ambiguity: Values-Based Leadership

The Antidote to Ambiguity: Values-Based Leadership | Organisation Development | Scoop.it

What is your mission statement? How many people in your organization have read it? Understand it? Remember it? BELIEVE IT? And, how many of those who remain after answering those questions have actually adopted it?


Management books universally extol the importance of a mission statement. I have both suffered through mission development exercises as a staff member and been hired to facilitate these sessions. The process goes something like this: a group of senior administrators lock themselves in a room for an extended period of time; they debate, compromise, and craft lofty prose until they finally unveil (white smoke from chimney) their UNIFYING DOCUMENT. Shortly thereafter, they proudly display their statements on websites, placards, and business cards, then sit back and wait for the wisdom to trickle down to the masses. Much to their surprise, little change occurs.


Read more: http://www.unconventional-leadership.com/2012/03/15/the-antidote-to-ambiguity-values-based-leadership/


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