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Talkin' Bout the Squished Generation

Sunday’s Times featured a column on the tragedy of getting called out for tapping out meeting notes on a phone – its drama stemming from a natural assumption that the teen-aged author had been texting (such misbehavior is not limited to boardroom youth; we all know plenty of adults who can’t resist). 1,351 more words

Managing People


You might ask what FOOD has to do with being an effective manager and leader?  Consider the following scenario contained in my workshop for managers: 588 more words

Advice For Managers

The lights are on but no one's home

Years ago, I participated in a training exercise I’ve never forgotten. To this day, it makes me queasy with discomfort!

The trainer asked us to pair up and one person in each pair was to leave the room for a couple of minutes. 237 more words

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HBR: How Smart Managers Build Bridges

How do you manage conflict?  Are you improving your relationships with your directs? Below is a blog from the Harvard Business Review by Charalambos Vlachoutsicos… 862 more words


emotional intelligence

Managing people is a delicate thing.  Knowing how to interact with people.  Read people.  Be able to effectively communicate with people not only verbally, but with body language and the eyes. 195 more words

Weekly Posts

Get to know your players

Imagine you are coaching a game and your team is losing 2-0 after two giveaways by your centre back. He is normally one of the best players on the team and this performance is very uncharacteristic. 629 more words



Are fun and play incompatible with work? I have worked for my share of managers whose behavior towards their subordinates certainly seemed to suggest these two things do not mix.   846 more words

Managing & Leading