In my not-too humble opinion, too many business books are written from a 3rd-person’s point of view, not from actual experience in making sh*t happen. Theories and principles that authors pontificate upon without any direct knowledge or experience in actually putting them to work. The work that includes the process of practicing new things … Read More
We’ve all been there. Someone walks in and has another job offer. Silence for a second or a minute – however long – feels like an eternity if you’re not expecting this person to leave. Should you counter? I used to say yes, and then cross my fingers for more than six more months with … Read More
Feedback is a gift, so I say often, loudly and with emphasis. More specifically, SPECIFIC feedback, articulating both specific positive reinforcement and specific areas for improvement, is the gift that keeps on giving. For everyone who has read my new book and emailed to say they think I’m “certifiable” for advocating that organizations should not … Read More
It’s Boomerang Principle Day! The book officially launches today, April 11th and is available nationwide in bookstores and online at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, IndieBound, and Routledge. The audio version will be available soon. I wrote this book to help others learn what I learned the hard way – that creating a culture worthy to … Read More
On recent Focus is Your Friend Podcast, (listen here), I had a great conversation about communication with Kevin Craine, a professional writer and editor, as well as an award-winning podcast producer. I was interviewed for his popular Everyday MBA podcast recently to talk about The Boomerang Principle (have you heard I have a book coming … Read More
Culture is everything in business. Tough Guy. Athlete. Nomad. Conventional. Power. Awesome. Comrade. You can read all about the different types of cultures the “experts” talk about here, here and here. The nuances of culture make it hard to replicate and challenging to change…it’s what’s ingrained in behavior, expectations, celebration, recovery. How hard your team … Read More
That’s not to say government agencies couldn’t benefit from the efficiencies found through technology or purpose-driven budgets unhampered by congressional mandate – of course they could. Applying good business practices is not the same as running the government as a business. Frankly more businesses should apply good business practices too.
Stephen Covey’s seminal book 7 Habits of Highly Effective People is, even after more than 25 years, one of the most important personal development and business books anyone can read today. With over 25 million copies sold, this book has had undeniable impact in our culture, as the practices of even somewhat followed, transform people … Read More
When you allow and even encourage your former employees to boomerang back to you for the right jobs, you are creating incredible value in your culture and business that will pay off in spades in the short and long terms.