management development

College Internships: A Dynamic Recruiting Strategy

3 minute read | December 14, 2020

Years ago, as a freshman in college, I had the opportunity to work for the water department in my hometown.  My job was pretty much a gofer position, but I learned a lot...

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4 min read | April 2, 2013

Effective Communication in Business: You Own the Message

Communication seems like such an easy thing. You know exactly what you mean to say, and the message is crystal clear in your mind. So, what... Read More
4 min read | March 26, 2013

Where Did All the Employee Ideas Go?

When I was a kid, I remember watching Quickdraw McGraw, a goofy cartoon character (a horse, I think) with a Donkey as a sidekick.  Almost every... Read More
2 min read | March 12, 2013

Self-Awareness: Don’t Be a Manager Without It

I define self-awareness as the knowledge of one’s own strengths, weaknesses and impact others.  Some management gurus take this concept to a... Read More
3 min read | February 5, 2013

Five Crucial Tactics for Decision Making

Super Bowl XLVII featured a classic matchup between two great teams, led by two great coaches.  The Harbaugh brothers have more in common than... Read More
3 min read | January 22, 2013

The Business Case for Diversity - Strike a New Match

Some business leaders never see the business case for diversity in action.  That is a shame, primarily because those leaders may never achieve... Read More
3 min read | December 18, 2012

What Every Manager Ought To Know About Employee Mistakes

Mistakes are a part of life for managers and employees (and every other human on the planet).  Of course, mistakes usually result in something... Read More
2 min read | September 18, 2012

Management 101 – Unintended Communication?

Congratulations; you’re promoted.  You got a new title, maybe more money, a few perks (does anyone still get those?) and definitely more... Read More
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