Lean Email with 5S

Lean Email with 5S Lean Email 5S

How many unread emails are in your mailbox now? Dozens? Hundreds? A year ago, one executive complained to me that he had over 3000 emails in his inbox, most of them unread. Six months later, he updated the figure to 5000, i.e. his unread backlog is growing slowly but surely, and so does his frustration. […]

Happy Holidays, All!

Happy Holidays, All! Happy Holidays, All!

A friend is hosting a large family gathering this weekend.
She is Catholic. Her husband is Jewish. Her husband’s children are married to a Muslim, a Jew, and a Catholic.

The Harlot of Communism

The Harlot of Communism

Originally published in 2003, this article is as relevant today as ever. Russia’s aggression explained.

Unforgiveness Sunday

Unforgiveness Sunday Guernica, Picasso, 1937

Last Sunday in the Russian Orthodox world was – or rather should have been – Forgiveness Sunday. But it wasn’t. And probably never will.

The Great Resignation: 5 Trends to Watch in The Future Of Work – an Interview with Karen Mangia

The Great Resignation: 5 Trends to Watch in The Future Of Work – an Interview with Karen Mangia

(“The Great Resignation & The Future Of Work: Sergei Brovkin Of Collectiver On How Employers and Employees Are Reworking Work Together” –  originally published in Authority Magazine). No more lifetime careers or long-term employment. The rate of change in science and technology has reached such a level that no profession and no job will remain relevant […]

What Steve Jobs Knew Before the Great Resignation

What Steve Jobs Knew Before the Great Resignation

Steve Jobs may have been a controversial leader – but a smart one. And there was something that he understood particularly well and used as a foundation for his management approach.

REreading Drucker

REreading Drucker

There are multiple connections between management and values, and society. Likewise, there are many boundary-spanning ideas in the works of Peter Drucker, Abraham Maslow, and Henry Mintzberg.

How and why is the theory of Maslow still relevant today?

How and why is the theory of Maslow still relevant today?

(Originally answered on Quora, on 10 October 2021). Is gravity still relevant today? How and why is that? The answer to this question is obvious because gravity is something that we all understand and can easily test or experience. It may be less evident, but certain laws are as immutable in psychology as gravity or […]

How To Follow Up With A Recruiter – In 2021?

How To Follow Up With A Recruiter – In 2021?

A friend asked me to help his daughter write a formal follow-up letter to a prospective employer. After a few questions, it has become clear that the young lady has a good chance to land a job in an environment that will make her life miserable, where she will never be productive or at least […]

How to Make Sure Your Improvement Initiative Fails

How to Make Sure Your Improvement Initiative Fails Burning Platform Company Meeting

As a performance improvement expert and organizational change specialist, I affirm that the following principles are ultimately reliable and guarantee the expected outcome: 1. Send an unexpected mass email to all or call an all-hands meeting to tell the entire company that “we are on a burning platform.” 2. Hire a consulting company and tell […]