Miscellaneous Rants

Executive Pay

Recently, The New York Times published a list of the 200 best paid CEOs in the U.S. So for this week’s post, a few highlights from their rankings…

100 days (Or, 26 Habits of Bad Managers)

Like many others, with the passing of the 100-day mark, I feel it is appropriate to take a moment to assess President Trump’s performance, and that of his new administration. And from a management perspective, so far it’s not good...

Managers, what do YOU want..?

Hey, managers. I want to hear from you. That’s right. Instead of you putting up with what I have to say, this week I’d like to hear what's on your mind. And here’s what I want to know: What do you want..?

When a diner drops a fork (A management parable)

Management “parables” seem to have become a bit of a thing in recent decades. Consider such metaphorical management musings as The One-Minute Manager, Who Moved My Cheese?, Our Iceberg is Melting, and that customer service classic: The Fred Factor. So this week, I offer a management parable of my own for your consideration…

The state of the American workplace

This week, the Gallup Organization released a report titled “State of the American Workplace.” So instead of my usual opinions and blatherings, I thought I’d highlight/summarize some of the findings contained in this 214 page report...