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Management Theory: Two trips to IKEA

Management Theory and IKEA

About three weeks apart, I took two different trips to IKEA. The contrast in those trips taught me a ton about management theory. Continue Reading

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Future of Work: Judger questions vs. learner questions

Learner questions vs. judger questions

What’s a judger question? What’s a learner question? Let me give this to Fast Company to explain: Learner questions facilitate progress by expanding options, while judger questions impede progress by limiting perspectives. The idea of judger questions and learner questions are massively… Continue Reading

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No, not everyone on your team will be innovative. That’s OK.

your-whole-team-won't-be-innovative

Managers that I’ve worked with love to do one of two things when discussing their team and its members: Praise the hell out of them and talk about how they’re the “best team in the biz” (80 percent of the… Continue Reading

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Future of Work: Clarity leads to empowerment

Just came across this article on Harvard Business Review about “prioritizing your life before your manager prioritizes it for you,” which seems like a good idea for an article — hell, I clicked on it — until you stop and realize the employee-manager relationship is… Continue Reading