Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Corner Office: A NY Times Column

I'm still not sure why I find this column, Corner Office, so fascinating, but since reading Adam Bryant's interview with Tony Tjan of Cue Ball in December, I've been hooked.
Bryant interviews leading business people about their leadership and management styles.  I think I like it because I am seeing the connections between management in a business and the way a teacher needs to manage in a classroom.

For example, in Tony Tjan's interview, he gives advice on mentoring:
"There are five questions to pose to someone you’re trying to be a mentor to: What is it that you really want to be and do? What are you doing really well that is helping you get there? What are you not doing well that is preventing you from getting there? What will you do differently tomorrow to meet those challenges? How can I help, and where do you need the most help?"
These are questions that I often ask students. These are questions students need to contemplate.

I encourage you to check out the column and let me know what you think.  What other management/teacher connections do you see?

P.S. Adam Bryant wrote a book called Corner Office based on these interviews and his analysis of them.

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