The Revolution of Thank You

image_67fLeadership blogger, Ed Brenegar, of Leading Questions, is a finalist in the Johnny Bunko 7th lesson contest.  If you aren’t familiar with the contest, it’s a big deal. To become a finalist, Ed submitted his vision on the relationship dynamic in the professional work environment.  The concept is called, To Say Thanks Every Day and it can be described as the revolution of the “thank you.”

Voting is only open through Thursday, January 15, so visit the Johnny Bunko contest website to register your vote.  While you’re there, be sure to have a look at some of the more than 50 entries for the contest.  Don’t know who or what Johnny Bunko is?  Oh no!  How about Daniel Pink?  BusinessWeek Best Seller?  How about that?  The book, Johnny Bunko, written by Daniel Pink, was a literary phenomenon in 2008 in the business world.  From the book’s website:

The Adventures of Johnny Bunko is America’s first business book in manga and the last career guide you’ll ever need.

The book, which you can read in an hour, tells the story of Johnny Bunko, a beleaguered Everyman toiling away at the Boggs Corp.

One night Johnny meets Diana, a magical and butt-kicking adviser who teaches Johnny — and you — the six lessons of satisfying, productive careers:

1. There is no plan.

2. Think strengths, not weaknesses

3. It’s not about you.

4. Persistence trumps talent.

5. Make excellent mistakes

6. Leave an imprint.

The book could be described as “the revolution of the Everyman.”  Revolutions all around!  Check out Ed’s entry on the real value of saying “thank you,” as well as the other top contenders.  Then be sure to pick up the Johnny Bunko book and give yourself the sixty (or ninety) minutes it takes to read it cover to cover.  Enjoy the revolution.