Management “by walking around” topped the business leadership advice list a number of years ago, and still sells books. Credit for the original idea variously is given to an HP manager from the Seventies, or to Abraham Lincoln.
Read a biography of Lincoln and you will see that he indeed did a lot of “walking around” as part of his management style. He visited army camps unannounced. He hung out …
Apples-to-Apples is a popular game in my house, where a person must decide which word submitted by the other players best fits a theme card. The winning entry gets the theme card. Collect enough theme cards and you win the game. Players are allowed to lobby for their submission to win that theme card.
This has a strong echo in corporate decision-making processes. The best decision is not always taken, …
As we do every year, we encourage you to take the spirit of gratitude and appreciation that Thanksgiving fosters back to work with you.
Hold onto that feeling permanently, expressing it each day when you see good work done. As we have written before, showing gratitude in small ways every day makes a big difference in the lives of your co-workers, bosses and subordinates.
To help you “take Thanksgiving …