#IBM celebrates it’s Centennial year due to strong and consistent leadership

 

I firmly believe that any organization, in order to survive and achieve success, must have a sound set of beliefs on which it premises all its policies and actions. Next, I believe that the most important single factor in corporate success is faithful adherence to those beliefs. And finally, I believe that if an organization is to meet the challenges of a changing world, it must be prepared to change everything about itself… except those beliefs… as it moves through corporate life.

Thomas Watson Jr
IBM President and CEO
1962

IBM’s Sam Palmisano: A super second act

IBM’s Sam Palmisano: A super second act – Fortune Tech.

This is a GREAT read for all my IBM peers.  It  highlights our incredible leader, #Palmisano, and his vision for our company.  Thanks to Forbes and @ForbesDaily for sharing this great piece.  –RGMB

8 ways to show speaking skills in a meeting

As a leader, it frustrates me when people do not participate in meetings.  Assuming the meeting was planned in advance with a clear agenda and purpose, everyone in attendance should be active.  It also helps to demonstrate your skills, knowledge, and leadership in small increments over time.   This is a good article that highlights a few things to consider.  –RBGM

Connectit Canada – 8 ways to show speaking skills in a meeting.

Best Companies for Leadership

IBM makes top ten companies for Leadership Development.   –RBGM

North America | Best Companies for Leadership | Hay Group.

Connectit Canada – What makes a good boss?

Are you a good boss?  Some great points in this article worth reading!  –RBGM

Connectit Canada – What makes a good boss?

10 Ways to Be a Better Manager | BNET

Great suggestions on being a good manager … but also very transferable to professionals with management and leadership aspirations.  Some really great advice here!    –RBGM

10 Ways to Be a Better Manager | BNET.

Mozilla Taps SAP Executive as New Chief – NYTimes.com

Keeping up with changes in IT leadership is important.  It’s also good discussion to build credibility and rapport with your IT customers … it shows you’re on top of things.  –RBGM

Mozilla Taps SAP Executive as New Chief – NYTimes.com

Define Your Personal Brand – Harvard Business Review

I’m a believer that everyone builds a personal brand, whether they are trying to or not.  If we DON’T make conscious decisions about what will affect our brand, especially in professional circles, we run the risk of losing control.  Each decision we make, the clothes we wear, how we handle conflict, etc. affects our brand.  Think about what you want your personal brand to stand for.  Do your social media activities support it?  Do your relationships?  Your behaviours?   A good article to get you thinking about how to build a winning persona that will help you get ahead in your career!  –RBGM

Define Your Personal Brand – Harvard Business Review

HP Hires SAP’s Ousted Ex-Chief as CEO. Seriously? | BNET

Will customers want to invest in IT solutions from a company who’s leadership is in question?  Good opportunity to position IBM as the steady and reliable partner with a proven track record for client value and satisfaction.   –RBGM

HP Hires SAP’s Ousted Ex-Chief as CEO. Seriously?

Why good bosses tune in to their people – McKinsey Quarterly

Why good bosses tune in to their people

Know how to project power, counsels Stanford management professor Bob Sutton, since those you lead need to believe you have it for it to be effective. And to lock in your team’s loyalty, boldly defend their backs.