Books & Articles

Episode #38 - How to Master Performance Reviews by Rebecca Koening

Force Ranked vs Continuous Conversations.  Know how you will be evaluated.

 

How to Master Performance Reviews

Episode #36 - The World's Broken Workplace

While the world's workplace is going through extraordinary change, the practice of management has been frozen in time for more than 30 years.

The World's Broken Workplace

Episode #33 -Why You Should Take Time to Mourn During Career Transitions By Kimberly Lawson

Grief is common when you leave a job you love.


Take Time to Mourn During Career Transitions

Episode #31 - Article - 7 Ways Outstanding Leaders Do Things Differently by Lolly Daskal

Episode #28 - Book Report - Reality Based Leadership By Cy Wakeman

Ditch the Drama, Restore Sanity to the Workplace, and Turn Excuses into Results


Reality Based Leadership

Episode #27 - Book Report - Letters from Leaders by Henry O. Dormann

Personal advice from various leaders in sports, politics, business that described thoughts on discipline, success and ethics.


Letters from Leaders



Episode #24 Servant Leadership

Servant leadership is a timeless concept and is very similar to other leadership style we compare and contrast.


Servant leadership is an ancient philosophy



Dr. Greenleaf popularized the phrase "Servant Leadership" 


Brigadier General James Vechery,  blogs about Servant Leadership 


Episode #22 - Self Promotion

Our New Year's Resolution or, better yet, our Cubicle Insanity Resolution - become self promoters! So many how to articles and list to get us on the right path.

 

Articles:

6 Ways to Self Promote at Work without being Obnoxious


8 Subtle but Practical Ways to Promote Yourself at Work


Three Tricks To Step Up Your Self-Promotion Skills


How to Master the Art of Self Promotion


Book:

Promote!: Your work does not speak for itself. You do.

Episode #21 - Wasting Time at Work

You know those co-workers who are always on Facebook at work or following March Madness very closely during work hours.  Wasting time ... the ongoing epidemic.  Sometimes it's obvious when we are wasting time but we still will argue in favor of snack breaks. 


Wasting Time At Work: The Epidemic Continues

Episode #20 - Article - Negative Feedback will Backfire

So confusing should we only give positive feedback? What if negative feedback is warranted?  


Should we bookend negative feedback with positive feedback?

Episode #19 - Book Report Extreme Ownership by Jocko Willink ad Leif Babin

Days in the office often feel like combat, certainly not the combat the the two authors experienced.  They have taken their combat experience/lessons and translated them in practical, common sense ways to navigate from the cubes.


For more information on Jocko Willink and Leif Babin visit their website.


Here is one pace you can find their book, Extreme Ownership

Episode #18 - Article 2018 Workplace Trends

Bold predictions of workplace trends in 2018 revisit 2017 trends and look in to the future for 2020 trends.

Episode #14: Bad Bosses

We've all experienced a bad boss but probably never thought about overall impact to the culture and bottom line.  The statistics we discussed can be found in this Inc. article, The Real Productivity Killer, Jerks.

We also used this article for our discussion from Readers Digest, Cringe Worth Stories from the 25 Worst Bosses You'll Ever Meet.

Episode #13: Book Report - Death by Meetings by Patrick Lencioni

We all dread going to meeting after meeting especially when they are boring have no point.  This book calls a spade a spade ... or calls out bad meetings!


For more information on Patrick Lencioni, visit his website.

Here is one place you can find his book, Death by Meeting.

Episode #11: Interview with Croft Edwards - Author of LeadershipFlow Perfectly Square

Mr. Edwards is an Author and Founder of Croft & Company which specializes in Leadership training and coaching. He is a Master Certified Coach and if all of that isn't impressive enough Mr. Edwards is also a retired Army Lt. Col. He was a pleasure to interview and shared such great insights into leadership.


For more information about Croft Edwards, you can visit his website.

Here is one place you'll find his book, LeadershipFlow Perfectly Square.

Episode #7: Book Report - 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership by John C. Maxell

What an excellent book on leadership that got us thinking about leadership and our experiences differently.


For more information about Mr. Maxwell, you can visit his website.

Here is one place you'll find his book, The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership.

Episode #5: Remote Workers

In this fun discussion about the pros and cons of working remotely and working with those that work remotely, these are a couple of the articles we referenced: 

Episode #4: Gig Economy

The statistics discussed in this episode are from McKensey & Company in the article Independent work: Choice, necessity, and the gig economy.