Category Archives: Autonomy

Feeling Valued

I was reading my first monthly magazine from Investment Advisor, a subscription offer that had peaked my interest, though I sit outside their target market. (Since I think about one’s career as perhaps their core asset in their investment portfolio, … Continue reading

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Parenting versus Babysitting – The Manager's Duty

“I didn’t take them on to raise” is a phrase I’ve heard not just once in my professional career. And the retort is, “well, yes you did.” Crap managers babysit, good managers parent. (And if you’ve had a really rockstar … Continue reading

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The Inequity of Equity

The dream- your hand on the wheel, guiding your ship where you will, when you will. The wind at your back, the sun in your face. Ahh – the entrepreneurial dream. (You know I’m not really talking about sailing, right?) … Continue reading

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Separation Analysis – What Companies Fail to Understand

A friend recently left his most recent job to go it on his own, no small feat when you think about the comfort that comes from being part of a larger organization. The funny thing is, this seems to be … Continue reading

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A Focus on Results? Fancy That

I can’t really conceive of a results-only work environment. This sounds like a fixed-bid, sub-contractor kind of gig, where expectations are easily spelled out, and results easily evaluated. (And evaluation of the results seems like the real challenge.) This hasn’t … Continue reading

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