I got a note from Julia Kirby at HBR a few days back that my list of "12 Things Good Bosses Believe" has been the most popular post at HBR.Org in 2010 -- a list based on ideas from Good Boss, Bad Boss.
Here is Jimmy Guterman's list of the Top 10 posts at HBR in 2010:
- 12 Things Good Bosses Believe
Robert Sutton, author of Good Boss, Bad Boss, ponders what makes some bosses great.
- Six Keys to Being Excellent at Anything
Tony Schwartz of the Energy Project reports on what he's learned about top performance.
- How (and Why) to Stop Multitasking
Peter Bregman learns how to do one thing at a time.
- Why I Returned My iPad
Here, Bregman finds a novel way to treat a device that's "too good."
- The Best Cover Letter I Ever Received
Although David Silverman published this with us in 2009, it remained extremely timely this year.
- How to Give Your Boss Feedback
Amy Gallo reports on the best ways to help your boss and improve your working relationship.
- You've Made a Mistake. Now What?
We all screw up at work. Gallo explains what to do next.
- Define Your Personal Leadership Brand
Norm Smallwood of the RBL Group gives tips on how to convey your identity and distinctiveness as a leader.
- Why Companies Should Insist that Employees Take Naps
Tony Schwartz makes the case for naps as competitive advantage.
- Six Social Media Trends for 2011
David Armano of Edelman Digital ends the year by predicting our social media future.
I am pleased and also somewhat embarrassed because, well, I haven't quite finished the post yet! I promised to write detailed posts on all 12 ideas listed, but I only made it through the first 10. I will finish in the next couple weeks, or at least I hope to, as life keeps happening while I make other plans (as that lovely old saying goes).