Earlier this week I was at the doctor’s office and was asked if I wanted to schedule appointments through the end of the year. I found myself stunned. The end of the year, how can that be? Didn’t it just become 2015?
Science may never come up with a better office communication system than the coffee break. ~Earl Wilson
“The astronaut is only the most visible member of a very large team and all of us, right down to the guy sweeping the floor, are honored to be a part of it.” Tom Hanks as Jim Lovell
In the eighties and nineties, if you wanted to have your own sitcom, it was easy. Simply go on the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson (Jay Leno’s predecessor). If Johnny let you on, then you were on your way. If you wanted to get an agent overnight, get Johnny to invite you to sit on the couch. Ask Drew Carey, who went from having no agent to having several offers for representation over a weekend.
“In the hierarchy, the artist looks up and down. The one place he can’t look is that place he must: within.” – Steven Pressfield, The War of Art
“Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.” ~ John F. Kennedy
Sometimes leaders make mistakes as a result of their direct or indirect action. Ideally when mistakes occur, a trusted leader uses them to build and reinforce trust, as trust is the currency on which leadership operates.
“Management made me do it.” This statement usually follows a leader saying something on behalf of the organization with which he/she disagrees or finds uncomfortable.
Recently I read an article that concluded any efforts being made to specifically market and sell to, attract, develop and retain Millennials is misguided. There are more differences among Millennials than there are similarities.
“Culture is not just one aspect of the game; it is the game.” (Lou Gerstner) One key component of a high performance culture is how employees communicate with management and leadership.