Ask John Dame: Act quickly and decisively when confronted with employees who steal and lie —JD
As hard as it is to believe, I have had one of my employees take my intellectual property and use it outside of our company to make money for himself. To make matters worse, I felt that he had been using my material and gave him an opportunity to “fess up.” He told me he was not using my stuff and not to worry. I then verified my suspicions by attending one of his events, proving he had lied to me. I am devastated. What should I do?
Learn from Government’s Mistakes: Eliminate Chaos in the Workplace —JD
We live in an uncertain, chaotic world. The pace of change seems to be accelerating by the second. Technology, artificial intelligence, the environment, and a 24/7 media cycle bring us the world and all its warts at warp speed. Even our government seems to be operating and thriving on chaos. It is unsettling.
Ask John Dame: Frequent one-on-one feedback necessary for focused, productive employees —JD
I recently had my annual review with my boss. It did not go well. It seems that I have offended some of the other executives in the company with my style and have not focused on the correct things. This came as a complete surprise and has negatively affected my attitude and desire to come to work every day. What should I do?
How are you showing up? Dean Minuto
Yescalate® Tip 27: Can people trust you? A great tip from Dean Minuto, Vistage Speaker of the Year.
Give first. Dr. Robert Cialdini
Robert Cialdini discusses the Rule of Reciprocity. You have to give before you get. A great rule for business leaders.
Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less —Greg McKeown
Every now and then a book makes a significant impact on you. While I was in Key West this winter, I read the book Essentialism by Greg McKeown. The disciplined pursuit of less is a lesson that every executive should learn. Learning to gracefully say no is only one lesson. Read this book. It will make a material difference in your life. I use the lessons from this book daily.