Positive Thinking is Great BUT…

Positive Thinking is Great BUT…

On September 30th, 1938 British Prime Minister – and noted “positive thinker” – Neville Chamberlain gave the now infamous speech to the British people in which he declared – after having secured Adolph Hitler’s signature on the “Munich Agreement” (which the Czechs still refer to as the “Munich Betrayal”): “My good friends, for the second time in our history, a British Prime Minister has returned from Germany bringing peace with honor. I believe it is peace for our time. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Go home and get a nice quiet sleep.” A little less than one year later, Nazi Germany invaded Poland (September 1st, 1939) and so began World War II (though, in actuality, the war had begun months if not years before). Read More »

The Tao of “Employee First”: Servant Leadership

The Tao of “Employee First”: Servant Leadership

A few weeks back when I began this “Like a Boss” series I introduced (not “invented”…I’m just a humble messenger) the concept of “Employee First” organizations and I said that I would elaborate on this idea in the subsequent series post and I will do that here…but first…a story… Read More »

Like a Boss!

Like a Boss!

If you “Google” the phrase “like a boss,” what you’re likely to see at the top of the subsequent search results page is a still frame of Andy Samberg squatting on his haunches (with his pants around his ankles) presumably doing “number 2” on some unfortunate person’s cubicle desk. (At any rate, that’s what I see when I Google this phrase since I have Google’s “SafeSearch” feature turned off…your mileage may vary.) Read More »