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I Don't Need A Hero

If you’ve spent any time reading this drivel, you’ve probably seen my constant nagging to provide value by solving problems. No, I’ve not changed my thinking about that, but I’d like to put one stipulation on the statement: make sure that the problem is real. 381 more words

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Marketing simply means promoting or advertising of our product or services.

Marketing is best identified using what are called the 4 P’s or a mix of marketing: Product, Price, Promotion, and Place. 117 more words

Your People Hate You?  Ask Madeleine

Dear Madeleine,

I am about eight months into my first senior department manager position at a government agency.  I have a lot of experience in this sector and was brought in to shake things up and make some changes.  594 more words


A Mustache On The Mona Lisa

It’s Foodie Friday, and I want to relate an experience I had the other night while dining out. It got me thinking about some dumb things folks in the food business do and how any of us in business can be smarter than they seem to have been. 410 more words

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The Difference Between Managing and Leading

My last post focused on the scourge of micromanaging. In it I noted that there was significant differences between managing and leading. I received a comment from a reader, Michaël Ben-Yosseph that was very kind and had nice things to say about the post. 613 more words


Managing Chineseness: Identity and Ethnic Management in Singapore

Managing Chineseness: Identity and Ethnic Management in Singapore PDF

This book explores the personal experiences of professionals who are a part of the post-colonial and late-industrializing reality in the global value chain in Singapore. 16 more words


What Harvey Is Teaching the Health Care Sector About Managing Disasters

(Source: hbr.org)

The damage inflicted by Hurricane Harvey has posed enormous health challenges in Houston and neighboring areas hit hard by the storm. While the response is ongoing, there are early lessons that could help governments and health systems in dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Irma and other major catastrophes down the road: Deploy existing resources creatively to address unforeseen challenges. 963 more words

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