Recommended Reading: “The Secret Ingredient of Success” and “Maybe Management Isn’t Your Style”

A mid-winter shout out about two articles I thought you would enjoy reading. The first  is  “The Secret Ingredient of Success,” by Camille Sweeney and Josh Gosfield; a wonderful glimpse into the power of shifting one’s strongly held beliefs to attain greater success.  The other article is mine, which some of you may have already seen in […]

CEOs: Read This Before You Open Your Mouth

I like to call it “tuning into Radio Station WIFT (What’s In it For Them?).” Unfortunately, many CEOs seem to get poor reception on this station, especially when it comes to giving town hall state-of-the-union talks to their employees. After seeing too many CEOs botch this wonderful opportunity to build rapport with clear and inspiring […]

Being “Authentic” Doesn’t Give One License To Be An Ass

Is there anyone who hasn’t read Walter Isaacson’s biography of Steve Jobs?  It doesn’t seem like it. While admiring Jobs’ brilliance and the products he created, what struck me was this:  the guy who told us to “Think Different,” who strived for perfectionism, scrutinizing his products along with everyone around him, never really turned his […]

Imitation Isn’t Always Flattering

LESSONS FROM THE LAND OF YOUTH AND COOL In early times, when the younger generation entered the workforce, they emulated their elders in speech, dress, and behavior. Now the tables have turned and the older generations are copying the younger ones in a desperate attempt to remain youthful, cool, and cutting edge. But when it […]