Management

All Hail The Good Ol’ Boys’ Network!






Have you noticed what I’ve noticed about the American workforce over the years? I’ve worked closely with literally hundreds of people since leaving the Marine Corps in 1985, and an overwhelming majority of my coworkers simply hated their jobs. It’s not that any one of them had a particularly lousy job, per se; it’s just(…)






Help: I’m female, I’m foreign and I’m a new manager!






  We recently received the comment below on our Young Managers – How Do They Lead Older Subordinates post: Hi, I am a female, 28 year older manager leading a mix team of 8 people who are 15-25 years older than me in finance operations. I have slightly different situation. I am an EXPAT from(…)






How and When to Quit Your Job






  We recently received the following question/request from a reader: How do you approach your manager? I was offered a better position at my company and also had another interview elsewhere. I took the job at my company, because I hadn’t heard from the other company. I just got a call from the other company(…)






From GoGo to NoGo, Delta Stubs Their ToeToe






Delta Renames In-Flight Wireless Internet Dubbed GoGo when released (see our original excited post about GoGo Wi-Fi published on January 12, 2009), it is rumored that Delta has decided to rename their in-flight wireless Internet service NoGo to signify that the service is still not available on all flights nearly nine months since its release.(…)






Leadership Lessons from Fantasy Football






Leadership Lessons from Fantasy Football Tonight kicks off another season of NFL Football. To many, this is the most anticipated day of the year – especially to the millions of fantasy football players. The editors of AskTheManager are fantasy football fanatics and we spent most of our draft last week discussing how fantasy football intersects(…)






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(…)






Leadership v. Management: The Great Business Debate






Leadership versus Management   Included in the great debates of business today is the always interesting “Leadership v. Management” fight. Whenever I read an online business blog or leadership resource that tackles this seeming duality, I find it interesting that there seem to be only two ways this topic is presented…   Lists of overlapping(…)






Leadership Lessons from Major League Baseball






I don’t know, I wasn’t there, but from all accounts of the Shawn Chacon v. Ed Wade brawl, Shawn was a little more than insubordinate.   Don’t know what I’m writing about? Former Houston Astros’ starting pitcher, turned reliever, Shawn Chacon was none to happy about his recent demotion to the bullpen. When reportedly called(…)






Indecision and Analysis Paralysis






I received the following question from a reader this week: “My manager is a constant procrastinator, who seems to always fail at making decisions. It’s not that he makes bad decisions, he simply won’t ever make any decision. Whenever I approach him with a suggestion, he always wants me to go back and get more(…)






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