Just a quick pointer to a few worthwhile reads.
First, I´m about the last person to point this out, but ChangeThis has (finally) loaded a few new manifestos. Rosa Say´s "Managing With Aloha´ among them. I´ve read and reviewed Rosa´s book, on which this manifesto is based, and it´s good stuff. You should get the book, but if you´re short on time or money, get the manifesto and read the blog.
Next, check out this article about lessons from Hamlet on how not to be a leader. It´s a fun, intelligent read, with little bits of wisdom like, " Insanity generally isn’t a positive attribute for a leader."?? The article isn´t in a blog, so commenting on it is possible, but hard to find. If you´re compelled, go here. (I´m finding it a little ironic that "Quality Digest"?? makes commenting on their articles so difficult)
Next up, Skip mirrors and comments on Bill Swanson´s (Raytheon´s CEO) "25 Unwritten Rules of Management.´ These are great "rules"?? and Skip´s comments are equally worth reading.
The Wharton Leadership Digest has a nice article about Marcus Buckingham´s perspective on good management. That guy is really getting around these days, but with good reason. He´s got a sound, sane outlook that´s backed up with massive research.
Last, David Allen, of Getting Things Done fame, has a mini rant about casual Friday attire. He´s right on-I love casual Friday, but I don´t love the culture that´s spawned it. How about "casual-whenever-you-can-get-away-with-it-day"??? Besides, I´ve really got pretty serious anti-tie issues. I like looking good, but ties really chap my hide. Something about the noose and The Man"?¦