It seems that no workplace is completely immune to the ill effects of gossip. Our situation this time is no different. Christine has not ever gotten along with her boss, and feels confident that she is smarter and more competent than him. When given the chance to work off-site at an industry conference, she was excited to get the ear of her boss's immediate superior.
Our author profile this time is David Metcalf PhD, author of M-Learning: Mobile E-Learning (HRD Press, 2006), and leader of the M-Learning movement. What is M-Learning, you ask? M-Learning combines technologies with mobile communications to enable electronic learning. Metcalf is a leader in this field, and will change the way we capture and synthesize information. With the onset of M-Learning, you may find yourself using your PDA as a tool while you learn on the morning train commute!
This breakout book, co-written by Geoff smart and
Randy Street (2008, Ballantine Books), offers the reader an insightful method for hiring. We all know that each hiring decision gone wrong can mean thousands of dollars for the organization. In a time when extra weight is put on each decision and every budget dollar is savored, this book is very timely.
This is a full-group discussion activity in which participants are invited to describe themselves in terms of their personal characteristics and then to discuss those characteristics that are useful leadership qualities.