Since the team at BIG is perpetually doing research and seeing great articles, we share some of our favorite reading from the past week…enjoy!
14 Ways to Get Breakthrough Ideas (Mitch Ditkoff on The Heart of Innovation)
Looking for inventive people-oriented ways to kick-start the flow of new ideas? Mitch offers up 14 great suggestions.
The Power of Integrity (Andre van Heerdan on Critical Thought)
Very thoughtful piece on how leadership is built on integrity. “What is integrity? Most people say it is ‘honesty’ — being as good as your word. But it is more than that. Integrity is completeness, wholeness, or perfect condition. When something falls apart, it disintegrates.”
23 Things You Could Do Today to Increase Your Influence (Colin Gautrey on Colin Gautrey’s Influence Blog)
As Colin writes,”If you want to become more influential, I always first advise pausing to think — but not for long. Unless you act, the thinking is likely to have been a complete waste of time. So here is something to think about — 23 things in fact. All of them are ideas you could do today to become more influential. The first two are mandatory.”
Bob Sutton’s Good Boss, Bad Boss: A Review. Of the First Page. (CV Harquail, Authentic Organizations)
So compelling, so creative, so rich with possibility! “I’m really stuck on those numbers: 21 million bosses, 21 times X million employees. I think about the potential for positive change that resides in a compelling, fluid, reasonable, well-grounded, realistic book about becoming a better boss.”
The Dangers of Being Smart (Tauriq Moosa on Big Think)
“We forget that learning something new usually means unlearning biases we are probably all born with: thus, (1) if we are smart and (2) haven’t been challenged at vulnerable times, say when we’re younger, on certain entrenched views that many have, then when counter-arguments are presented, the bad beliefs are so tightly knitted due to our being smart that we can’t simply weave a new thread. The previous one, with all its knots and bows, must itself be carefully undone.”
A thought on what we measure and value. “Maybe it’s time we get a toolbox that doesn’t just count what’s easily counted, the tangible in life, but actually counts what we most value, the things that are intangible.” ~Chip Conley