Category Archives: Wrong

More Useless Meetings, Please

Nothing is more disrespectful than showing up late to a meeting. It is almost better to completely blow it off, at least then people can assume you had a scheduling conflict. I know you know that it is disrespectful. I … Continue reading

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Resume Building- The Difference Between Spit Shine and Fluffing

I get Rick’s rant – particularly if you’ve ever been duped into hiring based on a resume and interview, and discover the “new toy” out of the wrapper was completely plastic. All packaging, no product. I’m of two minds about … Continue reading

Posted in Can vs. Should, Career, Myth, Purpose, Skill, Wrong | Leave a comment

Job titles draw additional ire

Toby and I have had our recent rants on job titles and their ever increasing irrelevance. We’re a cranky lot. We like to criticize a great deal. And I’ll let you in on a little something. Keep this a secret, … Continue reading

Posted in Corporate Culture, Employment, Tips, Wrong | 2 Comments

I fear your idea because I don't understand it

Today, the always informative Lifehacker links to a little gem on How to Kill Ideas. I’m always a big fan of the negative example. And the negative space. And the negative attitude. Oh wait. I have a negative attitude. I … Continue reading

Posted in Fear, Ignorance, Simplify, Wrong | 1 Comment

Empowered employees versus following the rules

From Boing Boing, a piece on Bank of America’s treatment of a customer who was trying to do something right. It’s resulting in a great deal of backlash. To the tune of $50 million withdrawn from accounts (so far). The … Continue reading

Posted in Accountability, Management, Rules, Wrong | 1 Comment

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

Posted in Autonomy, Creativity, Criticism, Motivation, Passion, Results, Wrong | 1 Comment

Inspiring your employees

Amy just shared this Bank of America video which, unfortunately, reminded me of this Starbucks one. Now that I’ve finished laughing, it’s got me thinking: This is impressive. Admittedly, in a very sick way. But impressive. These companies have to … Continue reading

Posted in Inspiration, Motivation, Passion, Wrong | 1 Comment