David Justice: Scotty H. Scott Hatteberg: Yo, what’s up, D.J.? David Justice: Pickin’ machine. [Scott laughs] David Justice: How you likin’ first base, man? Scott Hatteberg: It’s, uh… it’s coming along. Picking it up. You know, tough transition, but I’m starting to feel better with it. David Justice: Yeah? Scott Hatteberg: Yeah. David Justice: What’s… Read More Mojo – I Think We’re In Need of Finding Our Mojo (Ron Washington, & “Multiplier” Leadership)
Everybody probably has a bad boss horror story or two. And there are some genuine horror stories out there. But, there are good bad tough bosses and bad tough bosses. What is the difference? One difference may be this: is the boss tough because the end result is worth all the coaching, coaxing, demonstrating, demanding,… Read More Twyla Tharp and Steve Jobs – (There are Good Tough Bosses and Bad Tough Bosses…)
Some books are filled with multiple key thoughts and concepts — many important and useful teachings and concepts and ideas. Multipliers: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter by Liz Wiseman (with Greg McKeown) is one such book. The book is good. The over-all concept is great. And the implications just keep coming. A Multiplier… Read More Multipliers – Multiple Good & Useful Ideas; Now the Trailer!
self-deprecating, self-depreciating adj having a tendency to disparage oneself ————————- People can be energized, or absolutely drained, by what a boss/supervisor/”leader” does. Some leaders, the folks that Liz Wiseman calls “Multipliers,” energize the people around them. Others, the folks that Liz Wiseman calls “Diminishers,” drain the very life out of those around them. In case… Read More Self-Deprecating – Good! Other-Deprecating – Not So Good!
Let’s say that you are not as effective as you would like to be. It does not matter what your deficiency is, but let’s say that you know what your area of weakness, need, deficiency is. If you know where you are weak, if you know what you need to work on, then consider yourself… Read More Here It Is — The Number One Barrier to Personal Success at Work (and in Life)
Can a person really change? Can a diminisher become a multiplier? I know of no question more difficult than this one. And, to quote again from Cecil Eager, the owner of The Gruene Mansion Inn in New Braunfels, “you can teach someone how to check someone in – but you can’t teach friendly.” If a… Read More Can A Diminisher Become A Multiplier?