Gene Siskel used to say his favorite movies were about what people actually do all day. That’s what “Secretariat” is. It pays us the compliment of really caring about thoroughbred racing. In a low-key way, it conveys an enormous amount of information. And it creates characters who, because of spot-on casting, are vivid, human and… Read More how by Seidman – Calling for A Return to Values, and Responsibility
“We lead by being human. We do not lead by being corporate, professional, or institutional.” (Paul G. Hawken, founder, Smith and Hawken) James M. Kouzes and Barry Z. Pozner, Encouraging the Heart: A Leaders Guide to Rewarding and Encouraging Others More profoundly than just getting things done, strong connections with others represent a value unto… Read More We Need Empathy At Work, And Not Just Competition – Business (And Life) Counsel From Playwright Doug Wright
Have you done a culture check recently? Corporate culture. Definition: A blend of the values, beliefs, taboos, symbols, rituals and myths all companies develop over time Recently, Howard Schultz, chairman, president and C.E.O. of Starbucks, was interviewed by Adam Bryant of the New York Times. (Bob excerpted this interview for our blog here). Here’s a… Read More Have You Done A Culture Check Recently?
My true academic love is rhetoric (part of what we call the humanities). I love it because it is honest – it calls itself an art. And art is imprecise, long-brewing. You can use a calculator to get to the right numbers, but you need a crock pot to simmer all the stuff that goes… Read More Dehumanized — A Cause for Alarm in Education, and in the World of Business Books