I am overdue for sharing a bit of link love for the recent posts that have made me think. Check these out and get the week started with a bang.
Steve Roesler offers a great post called Character and Persistence Trump Adversity. This is a short but highly compelling post.
Check out this episode of the Cranky Middle Manager with Raj Setty. Raj is an amazing thinker and human being. This podcast is about his book called, Upbeat - which is very insightful and inspiring.
Check out this great post from Wally over at Three Star Leadership called Caring for People: Part of the Boss's Job. Totally agree with Wally. Interestingly, the topic of demonstrating care has come up a lot with my consulting clients and has been shown as a big need in many of the employee engagement surveys we have administered this year. Why is this such a need? It is such a fundamental requirement for managers.
Stephen over at Changing Organizations offers this post called Six Characteristics of the Corporate Culture Construct. A good primer on organizational culture.
Big thanks go to Kevin Eikenberry for this post about my latest book, Hip and Sage. Cool!
Check out this post from Bruce Rosenstein called The Privilege of Writing a Book About Peter Drucker. I always like the "behind the scenes" type posts from authors, and this is one. Bruce has written a very unique book about Drucker - it is a self-development book called Living in More Than One World. I have the book in my stack and will write more about it soon. Looks fascinating.
There are more posts I should share, but, alas, I have run out of time. Next time!
P.S. If you, or if you have friends who, enjoy reading creative nonfiction essays (like David Sedaris, Diane Ackerman, David Foster Wallace) please check out this collection I recently self-published. 100% of the proceeds go to support the Humane Society/SPCA. You can see more here - the collection is called, The Kiwi Bird Walks Like a Man. This is not at all related to management, I know, but I care so deeply about this cause and want the fundraiser to be a big success. I would appreciate your support.