The Best of Ed Batista
7 most popular Ed Batista articles, as voted by our community.
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Ed Batista on Leadership
Group Dynamics: Very Loud (and Very Quiet) People
A theme in my practice is the leader whose team includes a very talkative (or very reserved) member, whose participation deviates substantially from the group norm. Very talkative people may speak at…
Questions for a New Leader
In late 1998 U.S. Navy Captain David Marquet was about to take command of a nuclear submarine, an assignment for which he'd spent months preparing. At the last minute, his superiors decided to put him…
Ed Batista on Software Engineering
The Value of Embarrassment
I'm intimately familiar with embarrassment. I've been embarrassed by not knowing the answer.  I've been embarrassed by something I said.  I've been embarrassed by something I wrote.  And I've…
Technology is Soft
Given the topics I've discussed here over the last few years--leadership and management, personal and organizational development, and the effective use of technology--if you're reading this, it's a…
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How to Deliver Bad News
The unpleasant task of delivering bad news is a common challenge for my clients: the CEO with bad news for their Board, the executive with bad news for their CEO, the investor with bad news for their…
Group Dynamics: Norms and Emotion
A frequent theme in my work is the leader who's striving to help a group be more effective. In my practice this typically involves a CEO and their executive team, but similar challenges occur at every…
Scott Ginsberg on Asking (Better) Questions
What kinds of questions do you usually ask people? We often ask Yes/No questions--they're simple and direct. But when simplicity and directness aren't our only goals, Yes/No questions can be…
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