Sheldon Yellen, CEO of BELFOR Holdings, a disaster restoration company, has built a reputation as a caring boss who fully leverages employee engagement to boost productivity and profit. How does he mesh two seemingly conflicting goals? Does caring for employee welfare and engagement not get in the way of driving up producivity? He proves that the two goals do aid an abet each other.
Everyone finds inspiration in their own places. Books are one popular avenue for seeking (and finding) inspiration, so LinkedIn recently started an online sharing exercise where people could share the one book that most inspired them. The answers range from the predictable (you could guess ten of them without opening the page) to the quirky and thought-provoking. Finding these off-the-beaten path sources of inspiration may inspire you, so dip a toe in and browse the responses.
Every leader has her or his own set of leadership quotes to keep handy for jolts of energy and inspiration, and to keep the focus on what is important. We have whole bunches ourselves, and thought you might like a short list to help you get the rest of the year kick-started in the right direction. We lead off with Michael Jordan's mindset about competing, and go from there!