December 22, 2014
This is the time of year when managers are getting ready to finalize performance reviews and while the process itself is antiquated many employees are going to find out how much employers want them to fit in their defined box.
November 3, 2014
At a time when the buzzwords in corporate America are innovation, disruption, and game-changers — all actions that require recruiting the best talent in the marketplace — organizations, instead, are artificially creating bureaucratic inefficiencies that are inexcusably cumbersome and that result in the creation of legions of antagonists. It’s a waste of human capital, it’s […]
October 29, 2014
Who you hire makes all the difference, but it’s not all about what’s on their resume, especially not at a startup. Once you have a group of candidates who are technically qualified for the position, then you need to make sure you hire people who are excited about the position and even more importantly about […]
October 11, 2014
From Harvard Business Review comes this great article: Most American workers aren’t interested in becoming managers. At least, that’s what a new CareerBuilder survey seems to suggest. Of the thousands surveyed, only about one-third of workers (34%) said they aspire to leadership positions – and just 7% strive for C-level management (the rest said they […]
September 17, 2014
Having a bad manager or boss can result in higher levels of work-related stress. For most people, job stress is the most significant form of stress they have. The American Institute of Stress reports that 80% of workers feel stress at work, and four out of 10 workers say their jobs are either very stressful […]
Managing is getting paid for home runs that someone else hits.
The manager's function is not to make people work but to make it possible for people to do get the work done so they can succeed.
The biggest mistake we could ever make in our lives is to think we work for anybody but ourselves.
I would rather entertain and hope that people learned something than educate people and hope they were entertained.
You can't just ask customers what they want and then try to give that to them. By the time you get it built, they'll want something new.
If you work just for money, you'll never make it, but if you love what you're doing and you always put the customer first, success will be yours.
Lead and inspire people. Don't try to manage and manipulate people. Inventories can be managed but people must be lead.