Saturday, July 30, 2011

Bob Bradley's Next Move After Coaching U.S. Soccer Team

Bob Bradley has been let go as coach of the U.S. soccer team. But according to this article, "Bob Bradley Should Have Interesting Options," we'll no doubt be seeing Bob back in the news before long. The article states,

A day later and the office is cleared out for Bob Bradley. The sweats should be all packed up and all mementos are tucked away in some box. Time for Bradley to move on.

But just where will Bradley land when he feels the time is right? Last time around when the USSF let go their national team manager, it didn't take Bruce Arena long to find a job. Same should be said for Bradley. He'll have plenty of options in Major League Soccer and possibly overseas.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Sharon Keld's Peace Corps Report from Armenia

As Sharon Keld concludes her latest Peace Corps assignment in Armenia, she has written her thoughts on the experience for the Millennium Challenge Corporation, an independent U.S. foreign aid agency. Sharon writes:
The event that touched me most was a small event honoring Hamazasp
Gabrielyan, the 1,000th borrower under under an activity designed to expand the
accessibility to credit for rural Armenians. With this small loan of
approximately $8,000, Hamazasp will build a new cooling facility that will allow
him to extend his selling season and increase his income. As I listened to his
story, I felt a deep sense of pride and gratitude.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Kathy Button Bell Talks to the NY Times On Management

Kathy Button Bell, the Chief Marketing Officer of Emerson, did a Q&A with the New York Times "Corner Office" column. In it, she discusses lessons from Princeton sports and other influences on her management and leadership style. Here's an excerpt:

Q. When you think back over your leadership and management style, how would you say it’s evolved? What are you doing more of, less of?

A. I am much more patient — a hundred times more patient than I was. I also prioritize much better, which comes out of patience. I think patience, by far, teaches you what to do. The mistake people make is they try to do everything. Dave Farr, our C.E.O., says that if you have a to-do list of 10 things, rip it and do three. Just do three.

I’m really better at putting my time and attention on the business issues that matter the most. I always say that one does what one likes to do. If you really think about it, you should like the things that are the biggest things.