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.