May 26, 2015
Via the NY Times: According to Aon Hewitt’s annual survey on salaried employees’ compensation, the share of payroll budgets devoted to straight salary increases sank to a low of 1.8 percent in the depths of the recession. It dropped to 4.3 percent in 2001, from a high of 10 percent in 1981. It has rebounded […]
May 25, 2015
KEY TAKEAWAY: It’s OK to love your job, but when you find that you are checking email after hours and are wasting a great deal of time stuck in traffic eventually you’re going to find that a lot of life has passed you by. There’s too many beautiful things to see and do to spend so much […]
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 […]
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.