I’ve read three reviews of Rachel Maddow’s new book, Drift: The Unmooring of American Military Power, and have the sample pages loaded into my iPad. It is on my “I want to read this book list,” which is long and ever-growing… But, sadly, I doubt that this book fits into my “I will present this… Read More A Quote for the Day from Rachel Maddow (about Success for Women – and Everyone Else)
A while back, I spoke for the wonderful folks at The Dallas Foundation. Here is their tag line: Here for Good. It is a great tag line. And the phrase, “Here for Good,” should become some kind of mantra for many more companies and organizations. I thought about this, again, as I pondered the current… Read More Do You Have a Job, or a Career, or a Calling?
What do you need to focus on for organizational success? I think the number of issues is small. But so very few organizations master these. Assuming you know and are successfully focused on your actual business (a big assumption — Peter Drucker: “What is your Business?”), here’s my current list: 1) Build leaders 2) Engage… Read More The Five Issues – for Organizational Success
We are surrounded by swirling stories of breakthrough ideas, creative moments of genius of one kind or another. And I think it is true that without that right, great idea, there is little chance for that next new, new thing. But how do you turn that idea into an actual, working, effective, profitable business? That… Read More To Turn That Great Idea Into Business Success, You Probably Need Some Good Old-Fashioned Management
I don’t think a white man can ever fully understand the backstory of something like the sad and tragic killing of Trayvon Martin. This week, as news and conversations surrounding Martin’s death brings so much pain and horror, I am also reading the acclaimed biography Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention by Marable Manning. About… Read More Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention by Marable Manning (Thinking about Race after the Death of Trayvon Martin)
There have been literally thousands of questions. But most of them come down to this: What does it take to win? And that is what this book is about – winning. Probably no other topic could have made me want to write again! Because I think winning is great. Not good – great. When companies… Read More From “Win One For The Gipper” To “Let’s Seriously Injure This Guy, So That We Can Win!” – Roger Goodell Needs A Major Promotion, Now!
America seems to be suffering a decline in innovation advantage. America seems to be experiencing an increase in the number of people who work alone. Is it possible that these are connected? I have read a lot of books on innovation. And a few on creativity. (Bob Morris, our blogging colleague, is good at reminding… Read More Is It Tougher To Come Up With Ideas When You Work Alone? (A Few More Thoughts on Creativity & Innovation)
“They’re all rare finds.” Mike Mayeux, CEO, Novotus (Novotus, Reinventing Talent Acquisition, Austin, Texas) ————— My brother is the CEO of Novotus. He knows talent. He knows talent acquisition. His company is growing, dramatically, because so many companies and organizations need help finding the right talent. Talent: you know, the right fit, with the right… Read More “They’re all Rare Finds” (Mike Mayeux, Novotus) – The Ongoing Challenge of Talent Acquisition
The Stranger (Calvin Trager): Dana, I’m what the world considers to be a phenomenally succesful man, and I’ve failed much more than I’ve succeeded. And each time I fail, I get my people together, and I say, “Where are we going?” And it starts to get better… — Dana: I don’t even know what the… Read More Quo Vadimus (“Where are we going?”) – Parkland Hospital tries to Right the Ship
News item: Jorge Cauz , President, Encyclopaedia Britannica: we will no longer print the 32-volume encyclopedia… ————— And Farhad Manjoo leads the charge on why this is a good thing: Expensive, Useless, Exploitative: Why we should celebrate the end of the Encyclopedia Britannica’s print edition. “Good riddance,” Mr. Manjoo says. Here is part of what he wrote:… Read More “Learning Is Static No Longer” – Why The Britannica Will No Longer Be Printed