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The 6 biggest cover your ass moves at work

Cover your ass

Cover your ass moves, or CYAs, are everywhere in most organizations. What are some of the most egregious? Continue Reading

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Delegation skills = make more money

Delegation Skills

The theory goes like this: if you want to nuke the targets, please your boss, and make more money, you need to be in control of the process. You need to “own” it. If a subordinate owns it, they’ll probably mess it up! Targets won’t be nuked, and there goes your vacation to an Oregon winery. Continue Reading

Strategic management: The four pillars

Strategic Management

Digital paper-pushing is often confused for ‘strategic management,’ but it doesn’t have to be. You just need to change how and what you focus on by a few degrees. Continue Reading

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The Era of Professional Boundaries

Professional Boundaries

… but unfortunately, it’s often designed to protect those already with power and influence. Continue Reading

Employee feedback: Confidentiality screws up accountability

Anonymous Employee Feedback

One of the most remarkable things to me about the evolution (revolution?) of business in the modern era is this seeming dichotomy: Organizations now strive to get real-time feedback from customers (think social media, tracking tools, etc.) Organizations still basically… Continue Reading