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Post of the Month – March 2019 – The Vote

Thanks for the nominations. Another good set of reading this month. So our vote is between:

The Stupidity of Sameness and the Value of Difference by Tom Roach

Brief in Haste, Repent at Leisure by Jan Gooding

Strategy Needs Good Words by Martin Weigel

The Value of Deep Work is Your Only Real Value by Richard Huntingdon

Pitch: Innocent? by Dave Dye

And you can vote below:


Post of the Month – March 2019 – Nominations

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It’s time to open nominations for Post of the Month. More good reading to be had this month so as usual I’ve put a short starting list of nominations below but please do add to these with posts that you think have been particularly good over the past month. You can nominate via the comments or direct. When I have a good number I’ll pop them up for a vote. So my starting four are:

Brief in Haste, Repent at Leisure by Jan Gooding

Strategy Needs Good Words by Martin Weigel

The Value of Deep Work is Your Only Real Value by Richard Huntingdon

Pitch: Innocent? by Dave Dye

Please do add to these nominations with your own. Thank you.

Good Questions

Too often we focus on getting quickly to the answer to challenges and not pausing to think whether we are actually asking the right question. The ability to ask good questions will I think be one of the greatest leadership skills in increasingly complex environments. Which is why I really like this quote from Kevin Kelly, taken from his book The Inevitable: Understanding the 12 Technological Forces That Will Shape Our Future:

“A good question is not concerned with a correct answer. A good question cannot be answered immediately. A good question challenges existing answers. A good question is one you badly want answered once you hear it, but had no inkling you cared before it was asked. A good question creates new territory of thinking. A good question reframes its own answers. A good question is the seed of innovation in science, technology, art, politics, and business. A good question is a probe, a what-if scenario. A good question skirts on the edge of what is known and not known, neither silly nor obvious. A good question cannot be predicted. A good question will be the sign of an educated mind. A good question is one that generates many other good questions. A good question may be the last job a machine will learn to do. A good question is what humans are for.”

HT Gerd Leonhard