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Challenging Leadership Thinking … To Enable Strategic Improvement

Book 8: Good God, Lousy World & Me

April 25, 2014

Scott Yorkovich


I can’t believe I’ve already finished 8 books for the #EmptyShelf Challenge! This time I picked up a book that pushed me outside my comfort zone. Let me tell you more…

Title: Good God, Lousy World & Me
Author: Holly Burkhalter
Publisher: Convergent (2013)

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Providing Hope

April 21, 2014

Dr. Robert Gerwig

Gerwig 2014-04-21

The dogwood flower is one of my favorites. Each spring, throughout parts of North America and Asia, various types of dogwood trees burst forth in an abundant display. My favorite colors are white and pink, though the numerous types of dogwood trees produce a wide range of flower colors. Flowering dogwoods provide a reminder that Spring is here. And, for me, they’re a symbol of hope.

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9 Tips When Getting a New Boss

April 14, 2014

Scott Yorkovich


I’m not sure which is harder: becoming a new boss or getting a new boss. I’ve talked with plenty of folks in both positions. Neither is a slam dunk. Becoming a new boss means many pairs of eyes are on you, scrutinizing your every word and action. Getting a new boss means that every routine and expectation you had about work is now subject to change, perhaps even whether you still have a job. Most of what I write in these articles is aimed at the leaders, the bosses. This time, I’m going to focus on the leaders who are followers—those who get the new boss. Here are 9 tips to help in this scenario:

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Spring Forward

April 11, 2014

Dr. Robert Gerwig

Gerwig 2014-04-11

This is a great time of year! Especially if you’ve had the kind of winter we experienced in much of the United States this year. We had cold, dreary, wet, overcast, icy weather for weeks on end. It seemed like the winter would never stop. But, of course, it did. And now Spring is here.

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Book 7: Coping With Chaos

April 10, 2014

Scott Yorkovich


Here is book 7 in the #EmptyShelf Challenge! I’ve been looking forward to reading this because it is about one of my favorite topics: chaos theory.

Title: Coping With Chaos: 7 Simple Tools
Author: Glenda H. Eoyang, Ph. D.
Publisher: Lagumo (2009)

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