Tech has made life simpler and better for many, saving us hours each day. Maybe you’ve reduced the need to commute to the office or to visit clients. A five-word WhatsApp message saves a five-line email. A five-line email saves a five-minute phone call. A five-minute Skype call saves a one-hour face-to-face meeting. We build…
My thoughts, at 12.40 today. I was at the Chinese Embassy in Dublin to apply for a visa for my speaking trip to Shanghai in early December. I’d been at the embassy yesterday as well but one of my documents wasn’t accepted, hence my return trip. I joined the queue and waited my turn. The very elderly gentleman at…
There’s no humble way to say this. Joe Schmidt is a fan of Trust Rules. That’s ‘Joe Schmidt’ the God-like walks-on-water Head Coach of Ireland’s Rugby Six-Nations Grand Slam winning team. I know this because The Sunday Times wrote about it last week. I’m flattered and thrilled beyond words. Naturally. I’ve spent the last few…
Praise from friends or family counts for a lot, but unsolicited recognition from a stranger can often mean more because they have no reason to lie to or about you!!
Do you keep your promises? If you’re like most managers, you believe that you do. I’ve yet to meet a manager who admits that they regularly break their promises, yet most employees tell me that their managers often fail to follow through. How can that be?
I’m in Istanbul for the “People, Culture & Branding” Conference and it’s astonishing how the core “Trust Rules” messages of decency, truth and consistency resonate with audiences regardless of nationality, ethnicity or anything else.
I wrote Trust Rules as a guide for managers on how to harness the power of trust and lead their teams to achieve extraordinary business results. It’s selling very well but I sense that Ryanair CEO Michael O’Leary hasn’t discovered it yet!
Management schools rarely focus on trust between bosses and the people who work for them – and yet nothing is more important to the job. Sunday Business Post article by Bob, 8th October 2017
Trust Rules has been named as Business Book of the Month for August 2017 by Dubray Books and Today FM.
Bob was a guest on Today FM’s Sunday Business Show this week with Conall Ó Móráin and Maria Dickenson, MD of Dubray Books.
The Brazil edition of Trust Rules, published by Primavera Editorial (in Portuguese, naturally!), was launched on 21st September 2017 in Sao Paolo, Brazil.