January 29, 2014
News & Opinion: ChangeThis: Issue 113
by Pamela Slim
“The new world of work requires a new lens and skill set to ensure career success. You must create your own body of work as you operate in different organizational systems and structures.”
“Stories of distrust are overflowing from the news. Worse yet, leaders are leaving our world vulnerable. The trust crisis appears to be an inescapable cycle, but we believe there is hope.”
“In the wake of the great recession, in businesses and organizations around the world, we have a crisis on our hands. But it’s not the crisis we all think it is and talk about. It’s worse. … We don’t have an Employee Engagement crisis. We have a Leadership Engagement crisis.”
“What if I told you many successful entrepreneurs didn’t start with a compelling vision or indeed a workable business plan? Guess what: That’s true. ... Xceptional execution is about taking a relatively simple idea from brainstorm to breakout hit.”
“Inspiration is the most used and abused word in our daily existence. Whether it is business, politics, sports, or any other endeavor of life, inspiration is considered to be the panacea or silver bullet which can transform personal lives and propel organizations to unbelievable heights."
“Let’s get a few things straight right from the start: Leadership is not about coming to work on time, dressing professionally or having a firm handshake. ... The moment you think, 'I’ve got this' is the very same moment you’ve lost it. Leadership is one of the hardest things you will ever do. And make no mistake about this… you are on your own.”
About Dylan Schleicher
Dylan Schleicher has been a part of the 800-CEO-READ claque since 2003. Even though he's stayed on at the company, he has not stayed put. After beginning in shipping & receiving, he joined customer service and accounting before moving into his current, highly elliptical orbit of duties overseeing the ChangeThis and In the Books websites, the company's annual review of books and in-house design. He lives with his wife and two children in the Washington Heights neighborhood on Milwaukee's West Side.