Archive for July, 2010

Are You CEO Material?

July 31, 2010 2 Comments
Are You CEO Material?

Yesterday I enthusiastically recommended the book “Employees First, Customers Second” by Vineet Nayar.  At the end of the post I included this quote from Nayar, “The role of the CEO is to help people excel, help them discover their own wisdom, engage themselves entirely in their work, and accept responsibility for making change” (p. 164). [...]

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Employees First, Customers Second: My Review

July 30, 2010 5 Comments
Employees First, Customers Second: My Review

I want to work for Vineet Nayar! I loved Nayar’s book “Employees First, Customers Second: Turning Conventional Management Upside Down.”  It is one of the best management/leadership books I’ve read recently. In this book, Nayar tells the story of how he transformed an already successful company, HCLT, into one of the fastest growing IT service [...]

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Let’s Talk Leadership

July 28, 2010 2 Comments
Let’s Talk Leadership

FOX Presentation View more presentations from Bret Simmons. I have the privilege of speaking today at the Fox Promotion Executive Conference (FPEC) in Las Vegas, Nevada. I’m very excited and honored because some of the other featured speakers are Dr. Oz and Adam Penenberg. I’ve been asked to talk about leadership and change, topics I [...]

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Personality And Employee Engagement

July 27, 2010 9 Comments
Personality And Employee Engagement

Are some people more likely to be engaged at work than others? Yes, according to recent research. An important new study with the best evidence yet that employee engagement might indeed facilitate performance also suggests that value congruence, perceived organizational support, and core self-evaluation (CSE) might be engagement enhancers. Core self-evaluation is a personality trait [...]

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