Make Yourself Irreplaceable – Again – Every Day (reflecting on Godin’s Linchpin) – with update

From the script for the movie Titanic: ANDREWS Five compartments. She can stay afloat with the first four compartments breached. But not five. Not five. As she goes down by the head the water will spill over the tops of the bulkheads… at E Deck… from one to the next… back and back. There’s no… Read More Make Yourself Irreplaceable – Again – Every Day (reflecting on Godin’s Linchpin) – with update

Switch & Tribes & Many Other New Business Book Synopsis Presentations now available at 15minutebusinessbooks.com

Karl Krayer and I have just completed our 12th year of monthly presentations of business books at the First Friday Book Synopsis. Our webmaster (thanks, Dana!) has just uploaded a number of these on our companion website, 15minutebusinessbooks.com.  When you purchase one of our presentations, you receive the handout, which includes representative key quotes from… Read More Switch & Tribes & Many Other New Business Book Synopsis Presentations now available at 15minutebusinessbooks.com

It doesn’t matter what you think/feel/want – the world (your world!) is just going to keep on changing

I’m getting frustrated (almost mad) – again… I can barely use the two remotes on my TV.  And the different remotes in the different classrooms I teach in.  Each and every one is different!  Why do they do that to us? And I can barely navigate the web sites I read.  I don’t know how… Read More It doesn’t matter what you think/feel/want – the world (your world!) is just going to keep on changing

The right question vs. the wrong question — insight from Switch by the Heath Brothers

The right question: “What’s working, and how can we do more of it?” The wrong question: “What’s broken, and how do we fix it?” Look for the bright spots, the places where things are better — study them, copy them, spread the practices.  This may be easier said than done, but it is absolutely critical… Read More The right question vs. the wrong question — insight from Switch by the Heath Brothers

I’m salivating — I can’t wait to present these books…

Confession time.  In the next few months at the First Friday Book Synopsis, I am presenting synopses of the following three books, and I can’t wait! Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard by Chip Heath and Dan Heath.  (Read Bob Morris’ terrific review here). The Checklist Manifesto:
How to Get Things Right by… Read More I’m salivating — I can’t wait to present these books…