People have a need to be engaged in purposeful work. We want to feel like we're part of something bigger than ourselves, and that our work makes a difference in the world. Maybe that's why Servant Leadership seems to be growing in popularity. I think people want to learn about the deeper concepts of Servant … Continue reading Servant Leadership: Key Concepts
The primary job of a manager is to provide leadership for their team. To be a leader. But what is leadership? This post is about my definition of leadership.
What does it mean to create a masterpiece? I’ve been thinking a lot about this lately. Here’s what I’m thinking.
Teamwork is important.
In fact, teamwork may be the most important competency for an organization operating in a world of complexity.
One of the great regrets of my life is not having served in the military. I've become painfully aware of my lack of service since moving to the D.C. area, where it feels like everyone is either active duty or retired military or a "defense contractor" or an FBI/Secret Service agent. They're all way way … Continue reading Fortune Favors the Offensive: 5 Principles of speed and aggression from history’s greatest generals
How do middle class people of the developed world keep the edge, work ethic, and values their immigrant ancestors had? How do we develop mental toughness?
Those fundamental principles that lead to sound business management: Demma’s 4 P's. A meaningful framework for doing the job of management effectively.
As I detailed in this kind of weird article, the work world is not the real world. Work is a made up place, work hierarchies are made up things, and there's really no such thing as bosses and employees. Bosses and employees are just regular people pretending to be these things in a fantasy land … Continue reading Real World, Fake World: How to be a successful manager, leader, and person
The first and biggest challenge for any new manager is finding the right balance between being a good people manager and an effective task manager.
Why do we experience time in one direction? In other words, why do we remember the past, and know nothing about the future? And why is it a complete certainty that my company and your company will some day go out of business?