For the Disenchanted Drone
“The Business Romantic” by Tim Leberecht
Forget using big data, statistics and ratings all the time, according to Tim Leberecht’s new book, “The Business Romantic.” Relying on numbers to determine how we work and what we work on is not only cold and calculating, it doesn’t feel good, either. No wonder only 13 percent of employees are fully engaged in their jobs, while 63 percent report some disengagement, reports Leberecht, citing a recent Gallup poll.
So what’s the problem? Far too often, we check passion, playfulness and intimacy at the door when we walk into work and, as a result, everyone loses. Leberecht provides the inspiration and the tools to do it differently — such as giving everything or nothing, he says: “Overpromise, overcommit, over deliver.” And don’t forget to laugh at your own imperfections.