Tag: leadership

Is leadership better than management?

Is leadership better than management? Leadership vs management

This is a popular question, but I find the entire “leadership vs. management” dichotomy to be misguided and unproductive. Comparing the two concepts along the better–worse axis is almost from the realm of apples vs oranges. Originally, management was viewed as a formal organizational role focused on planning, organizing, staffing, directing and controlling resources to […]

The Insidious Art of “Patter” – And How to Resist It

The Insidious Art of “Patter” – And How to Resist It

A Leadershit Lesson from Trump Have you ever felt mesmerized by a politician’s speech or a salesperson’s pitch, almost unconsciously being lulled into agreement? You may have experienced the powers of “patter” – an insidious technique of using strategic repetition and cadence to bypass rational thinking. At its core, patter involves the strategic use of […]

UVALDE, BOEING, COJONES, and Shared Values

UVALDE, BOEING, COJONES, and Shared Values Uvalde, Boeing, Cojones, and Human Values

It took the US JD 604 days to acknowledge the glaring truth: the police response to the May 24, 2022, deadly Uvalde, Texas, elementary school shooting was “a failure that should not have happened.” Well, duh!.. One year, seven months, and 25 days, and nearly 600 pages later, the report highlights “a sweeping array of […]

The Transition: Employee to Managerial Role

The Transition: Employee to Managerial Role The "admin"-to-"subject matter" ratio changes as we we climb the ladder

Are exceptional employees bound for managerial success? Not necessarily. While being deemed a “good employee” may increase the likelihood of promotion to a management position, being a good manager requires a distinct set of personal traits, skills and values. In general, managerial roles require a unique skill set, often emphasizing “soft” skills. Being an employee […]

Productivity Challenges in the Knowledge Economy

Productivity Challenges in the Knowledge Economy There will be blood in the street, according to Google CEO

Recently, Google announced a productivity improvement crusade. This is not unexpected. Google appears to be following the steps of many tech companies that went from boom to bust pretty quickly. It is noteworthy that they all had similar strategies and roadmaps, as many of them would become deliriously successful (read: obscenely profitable), then stagnate, and […]

ROGERS OUTAGE – Part III: Strategic Management of Shareholder Value: Coincidences?

ROGERS OUTAGE – Part III: Strategic Management of Shareholder Value: Coincidences? The Shaw Merger Must Go On!

This is Part 3 of Rogers Outage Assessment by End User. You can also read Part 1 – The Five Forces of Oligopoly and Part 2 – Cultural Assessment and the Root Cause. Rogers Communications and Shaw Communications expected to have their merger to be closed by July 31. It must be a coincidence, but […]

Calm Down.

Calm Down. Motivational posters from Collectiver

Is it Thursday yet? I just read somewhere that Thursday is the worst day of the week for many employees – especially for those of us who want to establish that divine work-life balance… By Thursday, they may easily blow the lid unless the pressure is released by a 5-to-7 beer or by the prospect […]