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


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


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