Ignore that résumé?

For those of you familiar with my “Unconventional (mis)management non-wisdom” series of posts, you know that I devote each installment to some tried-and-true management principle, or pearl of management “wisdom.” Take the importance pre-screening applicants based on their résumé, for example – which is the subject of this week’s post...
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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…
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Paradox of the Week – “Corner Office”

As some of you may know, on page two of the Business Section of the Sunday New York Times you’ll find a weekly feature called “Corner Office” written by Adam Bryant. For this edition in my “Paradox of the week” series of posts, a closer look at Mr. Bryant’s series...
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Not a pretty picture

In the previous post in this series, I offered some background on the organization chart. How they came into being, and why their use has become so widespread. But for all their apparent utility, these diagrams remain deeply unpopular...
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About the Blogger

David J. Rys is a former pharmaceutical scientist who first became interested in managing, and its malpractice, almost a decade ago, while sitting in a meeting. After an hour of listening to upper management tell him and his co-workers how to do their jobs better, he found himself wondering: why am I listening to you, when you should be listening to me? This blog reflects his efforts to answer this nagging question, as well as explain what “good management” really is, and why good managers are so few and far between ... read more
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