It’s Labor Day once again, and while kids in my neighborhood have been sweating to school for a couple weeks now, everyone else is finally, officially, heading back to their respective halls of education.
I’m writing this on the cusp of a three-day weekend. And many of us like to kick back with a beverage and a book. But what? Sure, you can grab some paperback candy you’ll forget about tomorrow. But how ’bout getting your brain in back-to-work shape, by reading a few great books for the weekend […]Read the full post >>
After my last post, Want to Fail as a Manager? Do These 3 Things, I asked Facebook followers to share their best advice on how to fail as a manager. Here are some suggestions: Don’t tell your employees what their annual raise is, by all means, let them wait to check their bank statement and […]Read the full post >>
So you’re now a manager. Condolences. You’ve stepped into one of the hottest breeding grounds for workplace contempt, dissatisfaction, and organizational blame. Why would you want such a thankless role? Sure, there are those superstar managers you’ve heard about who actually teach, inspire, and motivate people to do and be more than they ever thought […]Read the full post >>