Friday, March 30, 2012

Way "Disengaged"


Say I met this young fellow above today at the checkout line at the Mexican Restraunt where we ate.  The Megamillions Powerball lottery prize building up in the $650M+ stratosphere.  We joked around. 

I suggested that I am sure that he would report to work the next morning if he wins.

He responded.  "If I win, I won't know what work is anymore."

He said he would even give me a million because I seemed like a nice guy.

Then he said:  "I'd even give my boss two million dollars to shut his company down."

I found it very funny.  Him saying it off the cuff like that. But...

I had a pretty good read that he didn't say that because his boss was a nice guy.

Leadership!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

I'm sure there are lessons up there in them forbidding peaks.  It just took some wise (and rugged, I'm sure) men to pull them out and write them up.

I'm losing my breath up there!  Heeeeeeeelp.

Monday, March 5, 2012

This Guys 5Sd His Office



and he is not kidding. Army guy, it would appear based upon looking at his sleave when it shows.

Perfect supplement to my previous post.

Here is something that I didn't see in his perfect 5S Army office:

Your government hard at work people!

Leadership! 

Parody: Lean Office and 5S Gone Wrong

Friday, March 2, 2012

Things In My Email That Tire Me Anymore



Don’t miss the Improving Human Performance with “True Grit” on March 14th in SF with ASTD.


"Failed leaders lack conviction in their ideas and surrender in the face of difficulty. Successful leaders have courage, conviction, and GRIT. "  Gregg


Gregg has it all figured out.  


Thursday, March 1, 2012

Leadership! (Of Sorts)



This, one slide from a new manager orientation that I coordinated a couple of employers ago.  These were our CEO's maxims.

New managers would be scratching their heads and some would take me aside and tell me how demotivated they felt after Dandy's presentation.  He was unceremoniously "here today, gone tomorrow" after over 10 years at the helm where his senior leadership team called themselves "The Super 6."

He still reigns as a COO out there.  He, certainly has no friends there.  It's his way.