It’s not clear how many books and theories have surfaced over the centuries about managing people to their highest potential. Today however, it seems everyone has a strategy, whether it be to “set clear goals”; “micromanage”; “hire the best and brightest”; or “allow culture to manage itself.”
As we continue to witness today's technological evolution, the lore of John Henry continues to resonate. His story, a metaphor for "man vs. machine" and the rise of the industrial revolution, has become an American legend.
Throughout my career, I’ve been a student of behavior. I’m fascinated by the way people make their paths through this world ─ in triumph and failure. Identifying a common denominator isn’t always easy, because the reasons and ways in which people achieve ─ or fail to achieve ─ are varied, and not always obvious.