Russ Allison’s Blog

News From The Authenticity Wars

Authentic Leadership is a topic I’ve discussed with friends, fellow coaches, and anyone who is interested in how leadership works. In fact, last year I weighed in on something that HBR writer Herminia Ibarra dubbed the "Authenticity Paradox." Much more...

Sleep

Today I read an article in the WSJ about the effects of sleep-deprivation over time. Basically, the article made two points that really hit home: first, you can't really catch up on lost sleep during the week by making up for it on the weekend. And, maybe...

Toxic Coworkers and their Impact

I just read an article (linked to this  HBS paper) with the thought-provoking conclusion that the cost savings you get by avoiding the hiring of a toxic worker* is 2.5 times the anticipated gain of hiring an all-star worker. So, NOT hiring a catastrophic...

The SELF-Journal, Productivity Tools, and Diets

Evidently my online presence (articles read, search terms, etc.) coincides pretty strongly with a new productivity product being promoted by a startup called Best Self called the SELF-Journal. This is by no means an endorsement of this product, although I...

My new favorite thing: Eric Barker

I recently got turned on to the scrumptious blog called Barking Up The Wrong Tree. The author, Eric Barker has been "bringing science-based answers and expert insight on how to be awesome at life" to his readers for several years now and has a weekly email...

Yes! Lots of execs struggle with #strategy not for lack of creatvity, but because they can't say No to great ideas. https://t.co/vHg2XfMMXT

The Resulting Fallacy Is Ruining Your Decisions https://t.co/yhBXEKlH2t via @NautilusMag -- Especially good read for lame poker players like me!

First book I finished of the New Year was Agatha Christie's And Then There Were None after a challenge from my daughter. Super satisfying -- here's a link to peak your interest. https://t.co/nVzUdHsEKD

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