What’s New: DC, Yale, Wharton, Korea, AMA, etc.

In addition to my recent posts about speaking at the University of Virginia’s Darden Graduate School of Business and the interview I did that was just published in the award-winning Rotman magazine, produced by the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto, here’s a quick update about my recent and upcoming activities.


I’ve been in Washington, DC lately speaking to various groups including Martha Dorris’ Office of Citizen Services and Communications (part of the U.S. Government Services Administration), Kitty Wooley’s Society of Fellows and Friends and Michael Yoka’s Executive Development Exchange Network.  I was inspired during my visits to DC by the dedication, energy and intelligence many Federal Government employees have.  This may come as a surprise to many but I believe working in government will be one of the most exciting, challenging and rewarding workplaces in the years ahead.  Part of this comes from President Obama’s belief that government can be a force for good and his appreciation of people who want to serve a cause greater than self.  I’m thrilled to be working more in DC. On June 12 I will be a guest on Federal News Radio’s (AM-1500) book club and on July 1, I will be speaking at the Treasury Executive Institute.


Yale-New Haven Health System just hired me to speak to its 450 managers on June 2 at its Yale-New Haven Hospital Management Symposium.  This is one of the world’s great hospitals and I can hardly wait to fire their up their leaders and empower them with tools to create a Connection Culture.


I’ll be presenting at the Wharton Alumni Club of Boston on June 4.


My publisher just informed me that Fired Up or Burned Out is being translated into another language, this time Korean.  In the last year alone the book was published in Australia, New Zealand and Vietnam (in Vietnamese, as you can see from the cover to the left). In addition, the book is now available in Kindle and paperback editions.  An audio edition is in the works and I’m optimistic it will continue to be published in more languages over the coming years.    


The American Management Association just published an article I wrote about Pixar Animation entitled “Case Study: Pixar’s Winning Strategy of Inclusiveness.”

There are some very exciting additional engagements in the works that I hope to announce soon so stay tuned.  

P.S. On the personal front, my daughter Sarah was just accepted at Texas Christian University (TCU) in Fort Worth, Texas.  A couple weeks back, our whole family flew down to Texas to support Sarah as she tried out to be a cheerleader.  So, I’m now the proud father of a TCU Horned Frog cheerleader. Sarah has worked hard and I’m happy and confident that she will thrive at this great school.

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