Monday Morning Brief, October 14, 2013

Quote of the week:

“Ignoring the performance of people is almost as bad as shredding their effort in front of their eyes. … The good news is that by simply looking at something that somebody has done, scanning it and saying ‘uh huh,’ [you] dramatically improve people’s motivations.”

Dan Ariely – on TED.com

Top recommended articles:

This is a summary of articels & posts that I came across over the past week:

Why Organizations and teams should embrace randomness like an ant colony is discussed in this HBR post.

James Altucher shows great and unusual advice on “How to be the best public speaker on the plant.”

Controversial: an article on BBC.com speaks in praise of micromanagement.

My top 10 book recommendations on leadership & management can be found here.

Have a great start into the week!

Lars Sudmann

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