Why does Work Suck?

If you’d like to know the answer that question, I have a new book for you to read: “Why Work Sucks” by Cali and Jody. This book (which I haven’t started reading yet…but I plan to start soon) seems to follow the Ricardo Semler approach to organizational developing as outlined in “Maverick” and “Seven Day … Read more Why does Work Suck?

Mass Career Customization

I recently finished reading Mass Career Customization, the newly released book from Deloitte’s Cathleen Benko and Anne Weisberg (published by Harvard Business Press). The Quick review: Great book with some excellent ideas. The long review (well…not real long): The authors do a very good job of outlining the issues and trends that are pressing employees … Read more Mass Career Customization

Organizational Culture

In a post last week, I mentioned that I was reading “The Seven Day Weekend” by Ricardo Semler…I am still reading the book (I’m slow OK?) and have been reading chapter seven. This chapter begins with Ricardo discussing an organizations’ culture and the need to be very careful not to create an organization of sameness. … Read more Organizational Culture

Profits & Morality

I’ve been reading Ricardo Semler‘s phenomenal book “The Seven Day Weekend” and just ran across this quote: Cash on hand, revenue, and profits are wonderful indeed, but say precious little if taken on their own. …. Profits must be judged as moral or immoral by how they are earned and how they are disposed. – … Read more Profits & Morality

Participative Management

When I first heard of participative management, I thought that it must be some ‘new fad’ (which isn’t true at all) and after reading a few things about this management model, I decided to dive a little deeper. Participative management has been defined by Barron’s as: An open form of management where employees have a … Read more Participative Management

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