A story of gratitude and faith

A story of gratitude and faith

I am writing this note almost exactly one year, to the minute, since one of the most wonderful and powerful moments in my life.  A year ago, I was in Maryland at a hotel located along one of the many bays in the region.  After a client event, I had an extra day to write…
Reimagining Work for a Community in Crisis

Reimagining Work for a Community in Crisis

Anyone who knows me understands that among the books I’ve written, one of my favorites is The Truth About Employee Engagement. My affinity for this book is the simplicity and efficacy of its message: employees only need three things from their managers to love their work.  Really.  And if that doesn’t sound unbelievable enough, those…
The Danger Of Bad Forensic Analysis

The Danger Of Bad Forensic Analysis

The other day, I went into my office with two colleagues, gave each of them a section of The Wall Street Journal, and we spent the next 45 minutes reading whatever captured our interest. When we were finished, we discussed the various articles we found, from finance to marketing to strategy to international business. Much…
Corporate Envy

Corporate Envy

I recently came across a new book with a title that really caught my attention. Love Your Life, Not Theirs, written by a woman named Rachel Cruze. It addresses the idea that one of the primary reasons people take on so much debt in their lives is their tendency to compare themselves to others and…
The Pinnacle of a Successful Company Is…

The Pinnacle of a Successful Company Is…

…Brace yourself for this.  It’s not pretty.  The pinnacle of a successful company, the quintessential activity that makes success possible, is a CEO’s weekly staff meeting.  Yes.  A staff meeting.  Now, if you’ve read any of my books or essays, you know that I’ve talked about meetings before.  So, you might be wondering, what’s changed?…