Former Defense Secretary and Honorary Man of Action Robert Gates salvaged two wars and shook up the Pentagon, while providing valued counsel to both Republican and Democratic presidents.
There are plenty of lessons to be learned from his memoir – about decision making, understanding culture, and getting shit done. Continue reading On Defense: Decisions, Debates, and Duty
Demanding more from your customer? Be sure you know how the competition stacks up – while you still have a customer!
A festive story that can be enjoyed the whole year ’round. Continue reading The Parable of the Holiday Plaid
With so many survey tools available, there are more and more ways to mismanage data and spin silly results. Here are some things to consider – and ways to present the info – that avoid those traps.
Oh, and I rant about the absolute claptrap that is StrengthsFinder! Continue reading As You Likert
You don’t have to go to every meeting you’re invited to.
Here are some ways to figure out which ones you need to attend, which ones really need you, and which are just clogging your calendar.
Continue reading Think Before You Click
If paranoia, fear, and/or curiosity are the primary reasons to attend a meeting, consider finding more productive things to do with your time.
No one ever got promoted for attending meetings.
Continue reading The Room Where It Happens