Art Barter’s book Farmer Able is a story of transformation. It’s the story of a domineering farmer who is fixated on bottom-line results and efficiency. He’s an Industrial Age, command-and-demand manager, constantly basing all of his success on what’s in his bank account. The problem is, the more he pushes those around him, the more … Continue reading Book Reviews: Farmer Able and The Servant Leadership Journal
The Oscar ceremony was quite the shocker this year when the wrong movie was announced as best picture, and, as I am often want to do, I found a lesson in it for business. We all make mistakes. We all have times when, no matter how much we try to put systems in place … Continue reading The Oscars, Guardrails, and a Flourishing Garden
Today sees the release of Mark Miller's Leaders Made Here. I was privileged to receive a preview copy. Here is my review. One of the biggest problems businesses face is leadership, more specifically, a leadership pipeline, a bench that is deep with future leaders. This is usually due to a lack of focus on building … Continue reading Book Review: Leaders Made Here
There are just times when you want to do things yourself. We all know it. There are just times when you go into an establishment and you don’t want to talk to anybody. You know what you want and you just want to get it and get out. Fortunately, many companies, understanding this need, have … Continue reading Who’s Being Served In Your Self-Serve Option?