Soul @ work?

Tom Ferguson Engagement, Inspiration 1 Comment

What does it mean if we say an organization has “soul” @ work? It has been at least 25 years since I read the story … yet still resonates these many years later. It goes like this: Why is Shirley, a housekeeper in a 250-bed community hospital, still excited about her …

Esprit de Corps Architect … ?

Tom Ferguson Engagement, Leadership 1 Comment

Who do you think coined the term esprit de corps? 1. George Washington2. Ulysses S. Grant3. George Patton4. None of the Above That’s OK, I did not know either … it’s #4. The esprit de corps expression was crafted by an engineer, not a military figure. Henri Fayol ( 1841 …

Give it a name

Tom Ferguson Engagement, Leadership Leave a Comment

Giving Tree leadership – a new competency? This week’s PricewaterhouseCoopers blog by Augusto Giacoman was titled Caring Leadership. In the article, Mr. Giacoman told the personal story of a leadership lesson presented to a command staff in Iraq by a sergeant major of the 75th Ranger Regiment. The author’s story: …