Not much of an ability, in all reality. To err is human, after all. EVERYONE you have ever known or will know is wrong seemingly countless times in the course of their lives. I won’t get into the specifics of what “wrong” is as that’s a long philosophical journey which I haven’t seen the end of yet. [...]
Entries Tagged ‘Management’
As of late I’ve been opting to have walking meetings to catch up with folks. I work in St. Paul with quick access to the skyway, walking outside in winter isn’t really that enjoyable, honestly, so doing a loop or two in doors is the norm.
I have to say that the walking meeting seems [...]
In the last few months I’ve been seeing a few questions about whether companies should embrace the idea of drastically fewer bosses, or even going without bosses altogether. I think Valve is a really great example here, though there technically is a “boss” in Gabe Newell, they are purposefully designed to be as flat as [...]
There’s an adage in business, whatever or wherever you work, your job is to make your boss look good. Or make your boss happy. I’ve heard both.If you’re not in business that might sound really odd. And it is. ”Make your boss look good” is almost never in a job description or how you’re actually [...]
It hasn’t been long since I finished a book. Went from a several month gap to a few weeks gap between reads. There’s a good reason for that, this is without a doubt one of the most important business books I’ve read. Actually check that, it’s one of the most important BIG business books I’ve [...]
A brilliant prof of mine while in business school once said, “To be a ’self made man’ you must first create the universe.”Anyone who tells you with a straight face that they received no help to build themselves into what they are today is delusional. Most likely they are not thinking in the same context, [...]
Do you want either? There are many, many people who don’t really want anything to do with either. That’s just fine, although it’s probably not an easy thing, to find roles today where you are told what to do constantly. Most people don’t have time for workers who just do what they’re told, it’s too [...]
Scarcity of time is a new issue for me. Although previous jobs always had inevitable misalignment for people, it was relatively easy to find a point within a week where people could discuss and come to conclusions on an issue.
The larger a system and scaled workforce, the more difficult it is to get people together. [...]
Edit: Had a post up about a thoughts on loyalty from a prominent web entrepreneur, but have been asked to take it down due to exclusivity. I’ll be posting a more thorough thought process on loyalty and ambition sometime soon.
Thanks and my apologies to the original writer.