This week, another exception to my usual blog topics of management and workplace-related issues. For today’s post, an open letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and his Republican colleagues on Capitol Hill. In it, I expose a flaw in the GOP’s proposed healthcare bill - a flaw it shares, ironically, with Obamacare...read more
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...read more
As many of my regular readers are by now well aware, I have a problem with contradictory or paradoxical management advice. But contrary to what you might think, it’s not just that I find this phenomena annoying...read more
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…read more
Happy Memorial Day to you and your families. I'll be back next Friday with a new post.
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...read more
Two weeks ago, I published a list of "26 Habits of Bad Managers” inspired by the first 100 or so days of the Trump presidency. And perhaps not surprisingly, I’ve gotten some pushback from some of you...read more
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...read more