FIVE STEPS TO A GREAT YEAR

FIVE STEPS TO A GREAT YEAR

“Some people live and learn. Never was lucky that way,” once sang Boz Scaggs. If you tremble at the thought of starting another year repeating ineffective business strategies –– or that your management career has somehow turned into a Boz Scaggs song –– here are five... read more

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VIDEO: Robert Scoble Interviews Stan Slap

Stan visits the Rackspace Studios in San Francisco to talk with Robert Scoble about revolutionizing company cultures in the tech world. Slap is renowned for achieving maximum commitment in manager, employee and customer cultures—-the three groups that decide the... read more
SHOULD STARBUCKS BRING ITS HEART TO WORK?

SHOULD STARBUCKS BRING ITS HEART TO WORK?

Let’s assume for a minute that the folks running Starbucks are real people who are provoked enough by a social issue to use their large stage to talk about it. Can a company ever do so in a way that is considered credible and appropriate by its customers? This is a... read more

VIDEO: Employee Values VS Manager Values

A manager’s emotional commitment is the ultimate trigger for their discretionary effort, worth more than financial, intellectual and physical commitment combined. It’s the kind of commitment that solves unsolvable problems, creates energy when all energy has been... read more
Back on the Smack Tour – Stan Slap talks Music

Back on the Smack Tour – Stan Slap talks Music

I’m so sick of musicians and their wretched excesses. Wretched healthy excesses, I mean. The more any great artist improves their personal condition, the more their professional work tumbles in bland decline. It never fails: They get their crap together and their... read more

VIDEO: Employee Values VS Manager Values

A manager’s emotional commitment is the ultimate trigger for their discretionary effort, worth more than financial, intellectual and physical commitment combined. It’s the kind of commitment that solves unsolvable problems, creates energy when all energy has been... read more