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SQUARE PEGS: #1

SQUARE PEGS Square pegs are a controversial element in most organizations. Traditional organizations want everyone in the organization to be a "round hole". They have little tolerance for square pegs. However, the creative organizations are the opposite. They not only tolerate square pegs but appreciate what square pegs can contribute to the organization when managed [...]

By |June 7th, 2016|Executive, management, square peg|0 Comments

Leader Behaving As A Leader

In my book on management "Theory You" I included a chapter titled "Leaders Should Behave As Leaders". There is a tremendous commitment to being a leader whether we are referencing a person such as a CEO or a company. In my teaching experience there were several cases we discussed in which a company shirked from [...]

EQUAL PAY DAY

Today is Equal Pay Day. President Obama issued a Presidential Proclamation naming today as Equal Pay Day. However, it is not a day to celebrate. The United States has one of the largest Gender Gaps of any industrialized nation in the world. Even our celebrated national women's soccer team, despite several Olympic gold medal performances [...]

By |April 12th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Gender Gap Struggles Continues

The Gender Gap struggle continues in the USA as the women's national soccer team joins the fight. Carli Lloyd, Megan Rapinoe, Rebecca Sauerbrunn, Hope Solo and Alex Morgan filed a complaint this week with the EEOC on behalf of the entire women's team. The complaint alleges that players on the women's national team make less [...]

By |April 1st, 2016|Compensation, Gender Gap|0 Comments

This Week: The Gender Gap

THE GENDER GAP This week saw some interesting and depressing turns in the ongoing battle to end the Gender Gap in this country. It started in Indian Wells, California at the BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament when the CEO of the tournament Raymond Moore made a few embarrassing remarks that ended up costing him his [...]

By |March 25th, 2016|Compensation, Gender Gap|0 Comments

April 20: Equal Pay Day

April 20 has been designated as Equal Pay Day in this country. On a positive note it's good to see the issue of Gender Equality receiving support. However, this is also 2016 and the Gender Gap is still far from being closed. This issue is now in it's third century as a problem and the [...]

By |March 18th, 2016|Compensation, Executive, Gender Gap, management|0 Comments

JIFUNDISHE SEMINARS

While we were at Jifundishe in Tanzania we held 5 business seminars. The attendees were a combination of students and members of the business community from the Arusha area. We discussed a number of topics during these afternoon sessions including: Ethics, Entrepreneurship, Global Marketing, Qualities of a Good Global Manager, Presentation Skills, Review of "Theory [...]

By |March 2nd, 2016|management, motivation, Self-management|0 Comments

Jifundishe: Teach Yourself

Jifundishe is a Swahili word that means "teach yourself". We are just back from a trip to Tanzania and the Jifundishe Free Library located in the Arusha area of Tanzania where we worked with over 100 students preparing them for their Qualifying Tests. The Qualifying Tests are conducted in English and the education system has [...]

By |February 25th, 2016|motivation, Self-management|0 Comments

DECISIONS: II

Good managers make good decisions. What makes a good decision? There are a number of factors to consider when evaluating a decision. However, let's start with a premise that no one makes perfect decisions every time. Many decisions are open to interpretation. Since our goal is good decisions I believe there are four factors that [...]

By |January 28th, 2016|Executive, management, Self-management|0 Comments

DECISIONS

Good managers make good decisions. The ability to make good decisions is a necessity for anyone seeking to reach senior management no matter the industry or the firm. Decisions come in all shapes and sizes and often arrive unannounced. They are never an "O.T.O." [one time only]. There are always decisions that follow decisions. In [...]

By |January 14th, 2016|Executive, management, Self-management|0 Comments