Entries by Robert Bogue

Alternate Facts

It’s a euphemism. It’s a way of saying that people don’t believe in the same reality. It’s the extreme form of confirmation bias, and it’s hurting all of us. COVID-19 For some, it’s the largest conspiracy that the world has ever known. Pharmaceutical companies paid off government leaders and health care workers to create a […]

Book Review-Think Again: The Power of Knowing What You Don’t Know

The man born as Samuel Clemens but better known as Mark Twain has a famous quote: “It ain’t what you don’t know that gets you into trouble. It’s what you know for sure that just ain’t so.” Our certainty that we know how things work and what the right answers are gets us into far […]

Article: Block the Burnout

Organizations are facing unprecedented numbers of employees who are struggling with mental health issues, including burnout.  The global pandemic did more than disrupt our work, it disrupted the way that we communicate, connect, and remain productive.  However, these disruptions don’t need to ignite a wildfire of burnout.  Here’s what you can do to stop it. […]

Book Review-Team Genius: The New Science of High-Performing Organizations

How do we get productive work out of a group of people? Team Genius: The New Science of High-Performing Organizations seeks to answer this complex question. Instead of focusing on the big picture corporate strategy like Strategic Management, which seeks to organize the big picture of the organization, Team Genius seeks to focus on the […]

Book Review-The Coaching Habit: Say Less, Ask More & Change the Way You Lead Forever

It’s an uncomfortable conversation. There is a group of change practitioners who believe coaching is required to accomplish change. I’m not convinced. However, to investigate the premise a bit, I picked up The Coaching Habit: Say Less, Ask More & Change the Way You Lead Forever. Along the way, I discovered why it’s possible that […]

Book Review-Images of Organization

Subtly, under our conscious thought, we have models for organizations. The way that we see the organization colors how we interact with it and shapes our thinking. In Images of Organization, Gareth Morgan exposes the different kinds of models that people use for organization and their implications – both positive and negative. All Models Are […]

Book Review-Quiet Leadership

There are a lot of noisy leaders in our world today. There are too few people who have the courage and desire to demonstrate Quiet Leadership. The book is interesting, because, ostensibly, it’s introducing you to a six-step process for transforming performance. However, I found that it was hard to hold a line through the […]

Trigger Happy

Roy Rogers had a horse named Trigger. A gun has a trigger. However, neither of these are what we’re talking about when we’re talking about a trigger – an emotional trigger. We’re talking about something that awakens an emotional response in someone else, but it’s fundamentally different than either a pet horse or a gun […]

Book Review-Human Capital

These days it’s relatively common to hear employees described as “human capital.” However, that wasn’t always the case. The term began to become popular in 1964 with the publishing of Human Capital, the work of Gary Becker. Before that, capital was limited to the things that could be accounted for in the accounting system. As […]

Article: Charting Communications Channels

As you’re finishing a meeting, your phone chirps. You’re not sure whether it’s an email notification, a Microsoft Teams message from a colleague, a Facebook Messenger message from your mom, or a text from your dad. You pick it up off the table and head down the hall as the new digital signage lights up […]