“Make meaning at work, not just money.” – Chuck Blakeman The Industrial Age is so dead its ghost is gathering dust. But what’s next? To answer that question, I’d like...Read More
Trust is an aspect of leadership that is central to The Human Side of Business – as you’ve probably noticed by all of the world-class thought leaders participating in our current series on the topic. And here’s the thing about trust: you can drive a truck between the crooked politico who asks you to trust them with your vote, and the human relations expert who advises you how to build genuine, lasting trust with your staff, your peers, your customers, and your community.Read More
Does your company’s work save your workers from boredom? Or have you dumbed it down so much that even a monkey would yawn?
Does your company’s work save your employees from vice? Or is the work itself a vice, as your whole organization swindles your customers, deceives your recruits, and outsmarts the communities in which you operate?
Does your company’s work save your workers from need? Or are their jobs actually J.O.B.s – as in, Just Over Broke?Read More
Imagine recent outcomes at GM, and Toyota before it, if some frontline engineer – or even assembly line worker – used the company Intranet to say “Hey, CEO, there’s a fundamental design problem with (fill in the blank),” …and the CEO stopped production while the glitch was fixed, even if that meant months of stalled production.
Ethics today save you money tomorrow. But that’s not all.Read More
Do you want to know how to identify a truly successful person? It isn’t the car they drive, the title on their business cards, or the heft of their wallet. All of that stuff is fleeting, and all of that stuff is about them. It’s ego food.
No, the way a wise person measures her own success is more like this…Read More