Business Writing – The Most Common Typos in Email Today

Whatever Happened to Good Business Writing?   (To read the first article in this series, please follow this link.)   (To read the Twelve Worst Business Email Etiquette Mistakes of All Time, as determined by the editors of, follow this link.)   …   As promised in yesterday’s post, here is the list of(…)

Business Writing – The Death of Grammar and Punctuation

Whatever Happened to Good Business Writing?   I’m embarrassed (for the sender) to report that I received the following email from someone trying to sell my company their product:   Subject: revolusionarry new interent product   Dear prospective buyer,   Do you strive too ensure you’re team are always there most producive? Are you tired(…)

Leadership Development – Blogwatch August 5, 2008

The editors at scoured the Internet to bring you the following highlights from some of the better Leadership Development and Management Training blogs and news sources: Leadership Development – Secure The Future By admin Jay Conger states, “Business organizations are not designed to be great training grounds for leadership development. They are great training(…)

The Wiki-Manager – Leadership Resources From

The Wiki-Leader   Often on this blog, TheManager will deliver links to other great leadership and management blogs who post relevant articles covering Leadership Development and Management Training. For this post, TheManager scoured the seemingly infinite resources at to provide you with some great leadership links – enjoy.   Leadership – Wikipedia, the free(…)

TheManager Digresses – The Paparazzi Must Die!

(Please excuse TheManager these digressions, but sometimes things outside of Leadership Development just need to be said, or in this case, written.)   The Paparazzi Must Die!   John Mayer wants paparazzi photographers to be regulated. Dennis Zine is seeking to create legal restrictions on the paparazzi. Various A-listers from George Clooney to Tom Cruise(…)

Leadership Development – Blogwatch July 30, 2008

It’s been a busy week on the Leadership Development blogs – possibly something to do with the rotten economy?   The editors of searched the resources on the World Wide Web to bring you the best blog posts covering Leadership Development and Management Training: Manager Stress… A Big Problem By admin admin for The(…)

Leadership Development – Blogwatch July 29, 2008

  The editors of searched high and low throughout the World Wide Web to bring you the best blog posts covering Leadership Development and Management Training: Leadership Development: Try Harder, Want it More By Tudor It took a very cynical view of leadership development experiences. It was also very funny. I showed it to(…)

Time Management is More Than Tips and Tricks

Time management is more than just employing a few tips and tricks to help manage your day. As anyone who has tried to use time management tricks in the past knows, it doesn’t take long for you to fall back into your old routine.   Proper time management requires both a paradigm shift and new(…)

Help! My Boss is a Jerk!

  Q. Every time my coworkers or I ask my manager a question, he snaps at us and tries to make us feel stupid for not already knowing the answer. What should we do? Lisa in Raleigh, NC   Well, as my teachers always said: there are no stupid questions. Of course, it sounds like(…)

Management by Questioning: Training Sales Managers to Lead in Tough Economic Times

Management by Questioning… Not the most electrifying title for a post, I know, but an important topic nonetheless.   A friend who owns a successful business recently lamented that his sales teams were ineffective selling into the “terrible economy” we’re faced with today. I was surprised, because this man has always done a great job(…)

Obama and McCain Share a Lack of Leadership Experience

What is the value of experience?   With the November election growing ever closer, a liberal colleague of mine asked what I thought about experience as it applies to the White House. (For the sake of full disclosure, TheManager is a fiscally-conservative independent… aren’t all capitalists?)   My friend knows that at virtually all levels(…)

The Worst Boss in America Contest – Jack Caffery from CNN

CNN commentator Jack Cafferty is highlighting one of the finest and funniest contests about leadership and management from the AFL-CIO… FROM CNN’s Jack Cafferty: 15 million workers in this country say they have a bad boss. A new survey also shows that 36 percent say they feel pressure to stay with said bad boss because(…)

Why Your Best Salesman Will Fail as Sales Manager

It seems odd that the best salespeople do not make the best sales managers. But that is, unfortunately, the truth.   Empirically speaking, this seems to be a function of “how” those salespeople became great. More often than not, truly great salespeople have some internal “it” that makes them great. They have trouble explaining the(…)

NY Times Business Best Sellers – Hardcover July 2008

  Here are the Top 5 on the NY Times Business Hardcover list for July 2008. To see the complete list (and to see a great choice that’s been at #15 for two months in a row) follow this link.   At number 15 again this month is the great read from Marshall Goldsmith called What(…)

Leadership Lessons from Brett Favre and the Green Bay Packers

It’s amazing how much we can learn about how not to lead from the examples provided by professional sports. The latest instance of sub-par leadership came to a head this past week by future Hall of Fame quarterback Brett Lorenzo Favre and his soon to be former team, the Green Bay Packers. (For the six(…)

Leadership Development – Blogwatch July 17, 2008

The editors at scoured the World Wide Web to bring you news and views from the Leadership Development blogosphere. The art of leadership Bangkok Post – Thailand I’m hearing a lot of interest in leadership development these days. Last year, both The Economist and Fortune magazine ran articles on the importance of … See(…)

The Top Ten Leadership Books of All Time

Originally published on June 23, 2008, The Best Leadership Books of All Time received so much feedback from readers who asked that we expound on our comments of these best sellers, that the editors of felt compelled to reissue our top ten list of The Best Leadership Books of All Time. We’re hopeful you(…)

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