Monday, May 25, 2015

Leadership Antipodean Style & Team camaraderie

How to lead without being the boss  How you can lead from below and from within a department or company without upsetting the corporate hierarchy Mateship 

Team camaraderie Some hallmarks of camaraderie include taking the time and energy to build understanding, acceptance and respect, striving for excellence, effective communication and healthy team focus.  Teams

Why leadership is different in Australia and five leaders who are nailing it Australians are fiercely egalitarian. They don't tolerate hypocrisy and they won't follow leaders just because of their title. So people who can truly lead in Australia and gain the voluntary engagement of their staff, are worth learning from Leadership Antipodean Style  

Alignment between IT and the business has progressed significantly according to the 2015 PMG IT and the UX Study. The survey of nearly 250 North American corporate IT professionals demonstrates that IT and business users are beginning to work together in a more cohesive manner. In fact, IT’s take on the mutual understanding of strategic objectives has improved by nearly 20 percent.”

Kerry Schott: the inside story of ICAC, lobbying and Australian Water Holdings Kerry Schott 

It is rather amazing what trivial stuff Obama and/or Putin read on weekends:
They are impressed with sone arguments in 2001 and now Seymour Hersh says it wasn’t torture or the billions spent spying on the world that led to bin Laden’s discovery but a bounty:
…the CIA did not learn of bin Laden’s whereabouts by tracking his couriers, as the White House has claimed since May 2011, but from a former senior Pakistani intelligence officer who betrayed the secret in return for much of the $25 million reward offered by the US…
Inspiring Commencement speakers

Do bribes in fact “grease the wheels” for policy change in corrupt nations?

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