Effective Leadership and 'Chasing the Bacon'

This week the Twittersphere had lots of good insights on managing people.  Here’s a few tweets I liked and (and a few others as well).


Business culture is a lot of time spent balancing results with paranoia. A very human condition IMHO.

@Nichole_Kelly When traveling it's important to appreciate the little things. Girl in front of me is named Chase Bacon. I like the way her parents think!

@Ruth_A_Buzzi Before you attach a great deal of importance to your own ideas, do me a favor; consider the source.


Women can be feminine & still strong. You no longer have to dress in "meanswear" to be taking seriously at the office. Get out your pink!


I'm standing outside the T-Mobile Store for the new BlackBerry 10. Where is everyone?

@MarshallRamsey The only drug that could solve my problems is if they put "hard work" in a pill.

‏@JenKirkman If I were running for President & I already was POTUS, I'd run an honest campaign. "Guys, I don't feel like moving now. Too much to pack."

‏@missusP Talking loudly does not make you right. It just makes your lack of insight more pronounced. Sometimes, value to shutting up & listening.

@AlfYATDMore than anything else, it’s our decisions, not the conditions that determine what happens to us.

@robin_sharmaIf you’re in business, you’re in show business. And every day’s a performance.

@JimGaffigan Coffee should be embarrassed by how little it helps me get through the day.

@simonsinekA boss wants to pay for results, an employee wants recognition for effort. If a boss recognizes effort, they will get even better results


It's not about whether a company has purpose. It's about whether their purpose is inclusive and shared w/the people who power it.

@Inspired_OnesBeing positive in a negative situation is not naive. It's leadership.

@LeadTodayDiscipline is about keeping promises, to others AND yourself.

@LeadershipfreakFocus more on enhancing the performance of others than getting tasks done.

@RapidBINever hire or promote in your own image. It is foolish to replicate your strength & idiotic to replicate your weakness

@KnowledgeBishopTrain staff to gently de-escalate the ethical but disregulated customer: It CAN be done.

@charlesarthur I’m pretty disappointed about this Mitt Romney video. So far nobody has told us what device is was filmed on and which version OS it runs.

@Mark_MSCOIs there anything more boring than people who like to "play it safe?"

@KevinEikenberryWhile leadership and management are different, the best leaders are effective managers too.