Stop Paying Your Dues and Start Paying Attention

Though it hasn’t been relevant for a couple of decades, the old notion of “paying your dues,” is alive and well.

There are probably two reasons it’s still with us. First, it’s a way of making young workers stop complaining about the unrewarding, difficult crap they have to do.

Tired of fetching coffee for the boss? It’s […]

By |2020-10-21T21:11:43+00:00August 24th, 2020|Categories: Post|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

The Stuff People Say

People often think they’re saying one thing when they’re actually saying something very different.

Sometimes the word “but” is the tipoff.

“I’m a very open-minded person, but…” is a sure sign you’re about to hear something very closed-minded.

Sometimes the tipoff isn’t a word, it’s the fact that the person is saying it all, and that’s where poor […]

By |2020-10-21T21:11:53+00:00August 19th, 2020|Categories: Post|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Another Day, Another Scandal

(published July 31, 2020) Another day, another scandal involving an executive who is said to have engaged in sexist, homophobic, racist behavior.

Today’s story has all the usual elements—a bad boy whose maturation appears to have stopped in the frat house, traumatized staff afraid of retaliation, and a corporation expressing shock that such things could have […]

By |2020-10-21T21:13:22+00:00July 31st, 2020|Categories: Post|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Part 1: That moment when you realize…

…you have a dick manager.

You’re in a staff meeting with your management team peers and things seem to be going just fine when suddenly your boss turns to you and says something really ugly. It could be telling you your idea sucks. It could be dumping on the way you manage your team. It will […]

By |2020-10-21T21:14:29+00:00July 28th, 2020|Categories: Post|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Management Training? Or Training for Managers?

For several years I worked for a giant, multi-national company. During that time, I was fortunate to see firsthand how the company worked to instill its values in employees all over the world across a number of industries. They wanted everyone to share a fundamental understanding of good governance and personal integrity. So, the company […]

By |2020-10-21T21:14:55+00:00July 23rd, 2020|Categories: Post|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

How to Get Promoted to Management

This will make no sense but it’s the way it is, so here we go.

To be promoted to manager—an incredibly important role in any business and one that is highly influential in the success of the company—don’t take management training classes or read books about management or try to learn about the qualities of successful […]

By |2020-10-21T21:16:02+00:00July 16th, 2020|Categories: Post|Tags: , , , |0 Comments
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