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 […]
August 12, 2014
The U.S. economy earlier this year recovered all the jobs lost during the recession, but those new jobs pay an average of 23% less than the ones lost in the downturn, according to an analysis released Monday by the U.S. Conference of Mayors. Job losses in the higher-paying manufacturing and construction sectors were largely replaced […]
July 17, 2014
Perhaps you’ve heard of a “not-to-do list.” CEOs and productivity experts recommend the idea highly as a huge productivity booster that will help you free up time and headspace for all the things that really matter. Sounds great. But what should go on it? Best-selling author Tim Ferriss has some ideas. In a recent short […]
June 1, 2014
An Intelligence Group survey found 64% of Millennials would rather make $40,000 per year at a job they love than $100,000 a year at a job they think is boring. My response to that stat is “it’s about time a demographic group stepped up for what they want and need”. If the values of the Millennial […]
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.