The Lost Tools of Business: An Introduction

I am writing a book, “The Lost Tools of Business.” It is an attempt to share with organizations the secrets to growing successful cultures that I have learned through classical education. I’ll be previewing drafts of the chapters periodically on this blog. The following is the introduction. I would love–and need–your feedback. I hope this is a blessing to you …

Good managers ask more questions

I’ve had this article bookmarked for some time now because it’s so practical: “Why the best managers ask the most questions.” The author has four practical suggestions for asking more questions. Given our recent posts about listening to sell, listening to receive feedback, listening as a part of wrestling to grow … well, you get the idea. We think listening …

Podcast 68: Dignity, Part 3: How-to and why it’s good for you

When dignity isn’t honored, people suffer! After episodes describing dignity and the temptations to violate it, Mike and Mark get down to describing HOW to honor it in practical terms–and why that’s such a big deal.  References: The Donna Hicks book that inspired this series can be found here. We also reference “the Chick-fil-A video” and “The Five Dysfunctions of a …