In this week’s episode, I Interview Steve Foran, a professional engineer whose career took a major turn nearly 15 years ago, when he launched a company to help make people happier through gratitude. Steve’s mission is simple, yet incredibly daunting: Make 1 Billion Happier People. I ask Steve about the importance of his mission, how gratitude helps leaders, and what engineering managers can do today to start practicing gratitude each and every day.
See the full show notes at https://www.engineeringandleadership.com/episode18.
In this episode, I explore a WWII-era guide to "Simple Sabotage" published by the CIA's predecessor, the Office of Strategic Services. It explains how disgruntled citizens of foreign nations can do little things to be disruptive and cause trouble.
As it so happens, the section on disrupting the way organizations work reads like a modern organization's playbook. Without realizing it, the modern workplace looks almost designed to disrupt the normal operations of a business.
I focus on five of the most common sabotaging behaviours that I see in the workplace today and offer ideas on how to avoid them.
See the full show notes at https://www.engineeringandleadership.com/episode17.
In this episode, I interview Pam Scott, Founder of MentorLoft.com, about feedback. We discuss common problems that she sees in her coaching practice and gives practical guidance on how to address those problems.
See the full show notes at https://www.engineeringandleadership.com/episode16.