Leadership Core: Personality
“The more you understand about your own personality, the more you see what are your default, habitual choices…If you don’t see your default setting for what it is, it’s easy to be a slave to the way your personality determines your choices.”

The more you sit the sooner you will die
That made you sit up, didn’t it…hopefully makes you stand up too.

Be ambitious AND humble
Matt Perman highlights some fascinating research on high-impact employees from IBM. “Turns out that ambition alone is mediocre; ambition plus intellectual humility is the winning combination.” All of which adds a new word to our vocabulary: HUMBITIOUS!

Ebooks v Real Books
I’ve become a fan of the Kindle and have been buying most of my books on it for the past while. But this article really made me think, especially the point about leaving a physical heritage of books to pass on to the next generation.

Former CIA Agent says Espionage is easy compared to Postpartum Depression
Plame Wison says her experience with postpartum depression after giving birth to twins in 2000 tested her in ways that espionage never did.

I am an African man
This will make you smile…and cringe…and confess.

  • Allison

    I was laughing and nodding at our false percivities!

  • SomeGuy

    I call it the “disposable generation” – people who want all their books, music, video, etc to be disposable. Buy it, consume it, forget it. Nothing is permanent. Nothing is worth remembering or keeping. Everything is consumable and temporary. Never look back. Never reflect. Just go consume something else.

    I don’t want to be part of this generation – they’re welcome to their disposable world.

    And consumed on temporary devices, too. If the battery goes bad, throw it out and buy a new one. It will be faster and have more capacity. Everything is disposable!

  • Ben Thorp

    I liked the African man video, although, as an English man, it would be tempting to make a similar video – people with English accents are often used in “evil” roles. (Mostly Alan Rickman…)