Today was the fourth “meeting” of the Federal News Radio Book Club on Federal News Radio 1500 AM’s In Depth with Francis Rose program where we discussed Fired Up or Burned Out: How to reignite your team’s passion, creativity, and productivity by Michael Lee Stallard. The book was recommended by Martha A. Dorris, the acting Associate Administrator Citizen Services and Communications for the General Services Administration. It was a great discussion among Dorris,Stallard, Rose and...
One of the goals of the Federal News Radio Book Club is to ensure that the books that we select have application to helping government managers and contractors do their jobs more effectively. And that is one of the reasons why I try to have a senior government person — in addition to the author of the book — join us during the book club “meetings.” And Dorris did a particularly good job connecting the book to the government.
My take aways from the book — and our “meeting”:
* Leadership matters… It seems elementary, but it is leaders can play a remarkably powerful role in the success of an organization
* Don’t underestimate the ’squishy’ issues: Relationships and connection are very important to building a successful team.