Another Day, Another Scandal – Why Don’t We Learn?

(published January 26, 2021) Another day, another scandal involving executives who are said to have engaged in sexist, racist behavior.

Today’s story has all the usual elements—bad boys 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 |2021-02-20T23:25:30+00:00January 26th, 2021|Categories: Post|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

You Are What You Do

A lot of managers, particularly new ones, make a fundamental mistake. They do the work their teams should do rather than their own job.

Maybe your staff is down a person, and you figure it’s better to pitch in than to stress everyone out. Or maybe the workload is unexpectedly heavy, so you lend a hand […]

By |2020-10-21T21:09:15+00:00September 22nd, 2020|Categories: Post|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

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

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 Tell a Good Manager

Do you know how to tell a good manager? Don’t look at the size of their office, the brand of their car or the title on their business card. Instead, listen to the way they talk about their team.

Good managers consistently promote their teams. And they do it in a heartfelt way. They honestly believe […]

By |2020-10-21T21:16:31+00:00July 14th, 2020|Categories: Post|Tags: , , , |0 Comments
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