the recipe john david mann

Most of you are familiar with John David Mann’s writing, both as Editor in Chief of Networking Times and as coauthor of the beloved classic The Go-Giver. This fall John is back with another parable, this one a collaboration with an award-winning chef—John describes it as “the intersection of personal growth and leadership with great…

life lessons from dogs

As business professors, we have the opportunity of working with talented professionals in different organizations. In our conversations, it is not uncommon for people to share personal and professional struggles in maintaining life balance. These individuals report that they are spread so thin that they are losing touch with their personal priorities, families, health and…

culture of love

How purposeful, positive, and productive is your work culture? Research indicates that traditional workplaces aren’t very fun places to hang out in. Gallup’s daily engagement dashboard  shows only 35% of US workers are highly engaged. TinyPulse’s 2014 Engagement and Culture report  found only 21% of employees feel strongly valued at work! If leaders want to…

ho'oponopono prayer

Two years ago, I heard about a therapist in Hawaii who cured a complete ward of criminally insane patients—without ever seeing any of them. He would study an inmate’s chart and then look within himself to see how he created that person’s illness. As he improved himself, the patient improved. When I first heard this…

Who is a good candidate for joining you in this business? We say, “Someone who is a people-person.” Yet we’ve seen people who are bona fide people-people, yet don’t go far in this business. And people who have gone far in this business, yet who are not especially people-people. We say, “Look for people who…

power of emotion

Have you ever been told that you are an emotional basket case?  The first time I was told this was when I was fresh out of college in my first “grown up” job. I was the supervisor in a call center for a company that sold training materials for professionals.  I had received a call…

ode to words

  I’ve always loved languages. Born in Belgium, I grew up speaking Flemish, which is spoken by only six million people. The challenge—and beauty—of belonging to a linguistic minority is that you have to adopt other languages if you want to have an impact in the world. Granted, for Belgians it’s much easier to learn…

Contributor: Tony Escobar When the Christmas spirit seizes you, you know it’s authentic, special, and real because you can hear it, you can see it, you can taste it, you can sense it – and most of all you can feel it deep inside. Christmas is very special. It’s that time of the year that directs…