Patrick Lencioni, in his typical fable-style, demonstrates would-be real life application of principles which apply to organizations across sectors, cultures and contexts. Employee Engagement, as a concept, is a focal point on the rise these days, and for good reason. Following the fictional character, Brian Bailey, through three organizational moves, the reader gets to witness… Read More Book Review – The Truth about Employee Engagement, by Patrick Lencioni
They say you’re not supposed to use cruise control while driving on wet roads. Why? The theory is, it causes hydroplaning and everything goes haywire. The result? The driver loses control. How many times in your life have you felt like you’ve lost control? For some of us, it’s at home. For others, at work.… Read More How Do We Get to Crazy?
Over the last year I’ve done a whole bunch of research on the art of the interview. Some of that was in reading just about anything I could get my hands on, and some of it was in, let’s say, “case studies”. Listed below are some of the most beneficial concepts I’ve found when preparing… Read More How to interview well
Originally posted on March 3, 2013 Someone once asked me years ago, “What’s the best compliment a person could give you?” I don’t remember how I answered the question at the time, but it’s a question that I’ve often been answering ever since. It’s actually a really great question. If you can tell someone what… Read More Repost: The greatest compliment
Amy and I took the kids on a family bike ride today and I couldn’t help but consider how much leadership can relate to such an activity. Different leaders handle different situations in different ways, and leadership is probably just as diverse as are cyclists. But if I could weigh leadership down to three simple… Read More Leadership Lessons from a Bike Ride
Helping some friends move reminded me of a few things about leadership and getting things done: 1. While only one or two people need to know where everything goes, it takes a lot more to actually get it there. 2. Heavy things are much lighter to carry with 2 or more people working together. 3.… Read More 6 Lessons on Leadership