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“The Rules Don’t Apply To Me”

The size of the group that believes "the rules don't apply to me" seems to grow daily. We all see countless examples of this every day both at the office and outside of the office. It's a growing problem that demands sophisticated management expertise to keep it from injuring organizational efficiency, effectiveness, profitability and personnel. [...]

By |August 25th, 2015|Executive, management, Self-management|0 Comments


Stress continues to be a significant factor in modern life and as stress continues to rise the need to learn to manage stress becomes more vital. In the past twenty years colleges and universities have added support staff to assist students with dealing with the stress of campus life. Unfortunately one's stress level increases upon [...]

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


The NFL in the person of Commissioner Roger Goodell is chasing a bad decision. As early as May 8th I wrote in a blog that the Wells Report was nothing more than a guess on his part. There was no proof anywhere in the report that Mr. Brady was involved in deflating footballs below the [...]

By |August 13th, 2015|Executive, management, narcissism, Self-management|0 Comments


Mark Twain called golf "a good walk spoiled". The Scots who invented the game sometimes referred to golf as punishment. Others reference golf "as another four letter word". Rumor has it that there are 18 holes in golf because there are 18 shots in a fifth of Scotch whiskey which indicates the attitude of early [...]

By |August 8th, 2015|Executive, management, Self-management|0 Comments


The narcissistic commissioner who manages the NFL is creating an impossible situation for himself. His reign as commissioner has been marked by a series of self-serving pronouncements that create unnecessary predicaments for him. He declared himself the "law and order commissioner" and his version of law and order has been repeatedly overturned by either the [...]

By |July 27th, 2015|Executive, management, motivation, narcissism|0 Comments


One of the best pieces of advice I received from a former mentor was "Don't chase a bad decision". People chasing bad decisions happens all too frequently in business. Many people deceive themselves into believing their decision was sound and a little more time will prove them right. All too often the "little more time" [...]

By |July 1st, 2015|Executive, management, motivation, Self-management|0 Comments

Answer The Question

Business would function better if participants would answer the question they were asked. An unanswered question can set a discussion or meeting down a negative path. A representative of my publisher called me last week and asked if I wanted to participate in a group ad in the Reader's Digest to promote my book "Theory [...]

By |June 22nd, 2015|Executive, management, Self-management|0 Comments


We Need Each Other We need each other for the organization to perform at its best efficiency. It is the responsibility of management to instill this precept in each member of the company. When individuals in the company recognize this concept and then practice it in their every day business life the ability of the [...]


The Square Peg A discussion on NPR yesterday centered on the topic of The Square Peg in today's modern business environment. The point was made that square pegs find it difficult to survive and prosper in many business environments. They are either not given the opportunity to be hired, or if hired are not given [...]


Never Use Sports Metaphors Never use sports metaphors if you want to be successful in business. Sports, particularly professional sports are huge in this country and have become a big business. However, the lessons we can learn from sports do not translate well to business including the business of sports. Americans have a great affinity [...]