Russ Allison’s Blog

Workplace Culture Is Not Just A Buzzword

Every so often I see a satirical article that completely nails something profound along its way to humor. This was the case when I cam across an Onion article about a COO demanding that his people figure out a way to implement a relaxed and friendly work...

Idiosyncratic Secrets to Success

I keep seeing this article/interview from Fast Company where a Microsoft executive shares some of the unconventional secrets to her success. Or at least the first four are unconventional: 1) being lazy and procrastinating, 2) using her inbox as a to do...

You Are A Brand!

I recently finished re-reading You Are A Brand! - Catherine Kaputa's 2010 book.  The subtitle of the book - How Smart People Brand Themselves For Business Success is a pretty good synopsis of what a reader will find in there. Its worth checking out if you...

Authenticity Paradox for Leaders

Earlier this year, I read a great article in HBR by Herminia Ibarra about 'The Authenticity Paradox.' More and more, leaders are encouraged to "be true to yourself" because it helps with generating inspiration and creating buy-in from teams.  However,...

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

The Resulting Fallacy Is Ruining Your Decisions http://nautil.us/issue/55/trust/the-resulting-fallacy-is-ruining-your-decisions 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. http://bit.ly/2CFG0M4

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