Linchpin

Seth Godin‘s new book, Linchpin:  Are You Indispensable?, proposes that there are three teams in every workplace: management, labor, and a new team — linchpins. Linchpins, Godin suggests, “invent, lead (regardless of title), connect others, make things happen, and create order…

Our Lizard Brain

You’re sitting in a meeting and someone starts talking about “vision.”  You immediately start looking at your Blackberry.  Not only are you frustrated that you and your colleagues left your Buzzwork Bingo cards in your office, discussions of vision just…

Drive

I heard Dan Pink on Talk of the Nation yesterday discussing his new book, Drive.  Listeners called in to talk about their work experience and share what they would change about their workplace in order to be more motivated.  One man called in and…

Resetting your business

I had lunch recently with a business leader who believes that because the economy has been reset, organizations need to reset themselves.  He suggested that if you’re “trying to hold on and wait for this to pass, someone is going to…

Resetting your business

I had lunch recently with a business leader who believes that because the economy has been reset, organizations need to reset themselves.  He suggested that if you’re “trying to hold on and wait for this to pass, someone is going to…