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The Cell Phone Culture

The cell phone culture appears to be growing as a problem in conducting business.I recently had dinner with a senior executive at a prominent marketing company. I asked him "what is the biggest management problem you face"? His response was most interesting. "My biggest challenge is dealing with the cell phone culture, getting people to [...]

By |December 15th, 2015|Executive, management, Self-management|0 Comments


I am constantly amazed by people who never answer the question they were asked. The recent political debates have put a spotlight on this problem spurring me to write a second blog on the topic. But it goes far deeper than just the political debates. People all too often in business and elsewhere give you [...]

By |November 12th, 2015|management, motivation, Self-management|0 Comments

Marketing Approach to Management

In preparing for a new teaching assignment I developed a lecture re: the contribution of marketing to management or put another way a marketing approach to management. The actual catalyst came from my notes re: team building we did years ago. The team builders gave us an exercise to teach someone using only questions. So [...]

By |November 6th, 2015|Executive, management, motivation, Self-management|0 Comments

Google and Women

I read a blog written by Lazlo Bock, the head of HR at Google. It was titled "5 Sure Fire Tips To Get That Promotion". Each of the tips had value: Get feedback all the time, solve your boss's problem, think 3 moves ahead, ask for the promotion, and have a firm grasp on reality. [...]


Criticism can be positive; criticism does not need to be negative as many people seem to believe. I had a view of the negative when I went out for coffee this morning at the local coffee shop in my town. One of the young counter people had placed an order for a breakfast sandwich but [...]

By |October 23rd, 2015|Executive, management, motivation, Self-management|0 Comments


Bosses, sadly are frequently not good managers. Bosses are also seldom leaders. All too frequently bosses are simply a notch on the organization chart that shows the number of people subordinate to them in the company. This inability to step up to the role of manager creates enormous problems for the companies that employ these [...]

By |October 14th, 2015|Executive, management, narcissism, Self-management|0 Comments


On the news yesterday I heard one of the commentators reference the ongoing presidential debates and their importance in the American political process. He made the point the debates are crucial in assisting voters to select a leader for this nation. He said it was all about leadership...who would do the best job as a [...]

By |October 7th, 2015|Executive, management, Self-management|0 Comments


Life, like lunch is full of difficult choices. The same is true when it comes to making decisions about your career. Career decisions are full of choices. However, one thing makes lunch decisions and career decisions easier...you. You know what you like to eat and what you don't like to eat. If the Chef's Special [...]

By |September 14th, 2015|Executive, management, Self-management|0 Comments

NFL Owners Face Tough Decision Re: Goodell

The NFL owners face a tough decision re: Roger Goodell. In my blog last week "Roger Goodell Fails Again" I left open the question "Why are the NFL owners allowing him [Goodell] to run amok and remain in office?" The question has a very dramatic spotlight tonight as the NFL season opens in Foxboro, Massachusetts [...]

By |September 10th, 2015|Compensation, Executive, management, narcissism|0 Comments

Roger Goodell Fails Again

With the news today that Judge Berman vacated Tom Brady's 4 game suspension it becomes clearer that Roger Goodell is a failure as a chief executive. From a management point of view the headline should read: "Roger Goodell Fails Again". Commissioner Goodell has now had 8 major suspensions overturned or reduced in his term as [...]

By |September 3rd, 2015|Executive, management, narcissism, Self-management, square pegs|0 Comments