There is so much to read, so much to know, so many sources to follow. And the volume of news and information just keeps growing exponentially. How to keep up? Even more, how to rediscover the serendipity of learning something new and interesting for its own sake?
Here, for your enjoyment and interest, are the articles Temin and Company considers "must reads." They are primarily on the topics of reputation and crisis management, the media, leadership and strategy, perception and psychology, self-presentation, science, girls and women, organizational behavior and other articles of interest.
They are listed below with the most recent articles first, and to the side, by category.
We hope you enjoy them and would appreciate your comments. And whenever you have any favorite articles for us to add, please let us know so that we might include them for other readers to enjoy.
Jessica Silver-Greenberg, The New York Times, July 1, 2014
Jamie Dimon, the chief executive of JPMorgan Chase, announced in a note to the bank's employees and shareholders that has throat cancer and will begin treatment shortly, and emphasized that he would remain immersed in the day-to-day operations of the bank. [...read more]
Michael Fertik, HBR Blog Network, April 7, 2014
Leaders are placed under a tremendous amount of pressure to be relatable, human and ... nice. But being too nice can be lazy, inefficient, irresponsible, and harmful to individuals and the organization, according to this article's author. [...read more]
Alice Truong, Fast Company, June 27, 2014
The Office of the Director of National Intelligence has declassified and published a transparency report regarding the use of national security authorities in 2013, including surveillance orders, national security letters, and summoning of business records. [...read more]
Joel Peterson, LinkedIn, February 22, 2014
Most of us have worked for organizations where the communication is less than perfect. We may know what's going on in our group or department, but when it comes to the company's broader goals, we're in the dark. The antidote to this trust-killing lack of information is, of course, communication – and lots of it. Leaders must be determined to share the facts with everyone – simply, persuasively and thoroughly. [...read more]
Sam Schechner, The Wall Street Journal, June 26, 2014
Google Inc. started removing results from its search engine under Europe's new "right to be forgotten," implementing a landmark May ruling by the European Union's top court that gives individuals the right to request removal of results that turn up in Internet searches for their own names. [...read more]
Eben Novy-Williams, Mason Levinson and Jacob Barach, Bloomberg, June 25, 2014
Every four years during the world's most-watched sporting event - the World Cup - when games often air live during business hours, ratings records fall and social media influence rises causing U.S. companies to take new approaches to the prospect of employees keeping at least one eye glued to the games. [...read more]