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The average middle manager ain’t pulling his/her weight

Middle manager

What is the ideal job role for a middle manager? What should they legitimately be doing? Continue Reading

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Have conversations about career skills, not job role

Career skills

Playing Frogger with corporate politics. Continue Reading

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The on-demand economy’s biggest org challenge

On-demand economy

Ordering a cab in three minutes doesn’t mean you can expect the same on employee projects. Continue Reading

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Your direct manager is probably the worst part of your job

Direct manager

What happens when your boss is legitimately getting in the way of you doing what needs to be done? Continue Reading

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Soft skills, and how to hire for ’em

Soft skills

You can’t claim to be “data-driven” if the data only applies to processes and products. Gotta apply to people too. Continue Reading

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“I hate my boss:” The anthropological reason

I Hate My Boss

It’s not just “He/she is a wanker” or “He/she doesn’t respect me.” (That’s part of it.) It’s deeper into the human condition than that, though. Continue Reading

What managerial skills does a boss need?

Managerial Skills

Hint: No. 1 is “understanding the work that needs to be done.” It should probably read, in part, “understand and prioritize the work for others.” Continue Reading