In a school district in New York, the power of trust – and the menace of mistrust – were demonstrated in an ironic way some years ago.
Until that time, administrators took time off (more…)
School teachers and administrators are cheating to gin up the scores of their students on standardized tests. So reported the New York Times last week.
The reaction to this story (more…)
I got pushback yesterday on a presentation I did on motivation. I was challenging sacred cows, and a number of the business people present didn’t like it.
My central message: (more…)
If you’ve ever attended a management training, you’ve been told you have to listen well if you want to manage well. Still, it’s one of the hardest things for leaders to do. After all, our leadership culture (more…)
“I call for all leaders to awaken and plan for the future with hope and creativity.”
Jim Hessler, my business partner, wrote those words in his blog post this week. There’s more power in them than you might recognize. He was discussing strategic planning in a depressing time … but he was really talking about so much more … (more…)
In the business world, certain ideas take hold in people’s minds perpetually. These axioms are taken as true without questioning, in part because they are repeated so often by so many people. (more…)