June 22, 2009

News & Opinion: Fire It Up!

By: Dylan Schleicher @ 2:03 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

Michael Stallard, who wrote the inspiring book, Fired Up or Burned Out, recently did a podcast with IBM. It's been awhile since I read his book, but listening to the podcast this morning reminded me of the importance of creating connection cultures in our jobs and lives. Without having a voice, without having a network to bounce ideas off, without having friends and good sources of honest feedback, the situation can literally become unhealthy, taking years off people's lives.
After Stallard started to find himself in such a situation, he began analyzing the problem, and researched how the situation forms, and how it can be changed. His book is the result, and is worth picking up and reading if you haven't yet. Your team, and you, will benefit greatly.

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.