Managing in the Brainpower Age
Stories and Insight on Leadership
Commentary on Building and Leading Teams
WFH Killer App
The next killer app is the one that figures out how to effectively replicate the brainstorming / bulls**ting / hallway moment session virtually.
The Gruntled Manager
Lately there have been a lot of “disgruntled” people. Just yesterday the president was calling someone he disagreed with “nothing but a disgruntled employee”. Employees who feel they aren’t getting enough personal protection equipment are dismissed as just disgruntled. The people who complained about hostile working environments at various tech […]
Where’s Your Admin Now?
Whatever you do, if you’re going to learn one piece of technology, learn how to video conference. It will be how you lead. Now, and probably into the future.
Loyal to a Fault
Loyalty gets a bad rap. Rightfully so. Misplaced loyalty is too common. The best loyalty is that which is placed in a cause, in an institution.
Hire the Fisherman
I’m fortunate enough to be a judge this weekend at the 14th Annual Boca Raton Concourse d’Elegance. It’s a gathering of 175 of the finest classic cars in the nation. I’m here in Florida on this early February day preparing to do the tough work of telling the owners of these […]
When I was developing my podcast, I had a crucial decision to make: the schedule for releases. Everyone who’s anyone in the podcasting world says that deciding on a schedule and keeping rigorously to it is vital for the show’s success. Many podcasts come out weekly, every week at the […]
In Praise of the Tiny Inbox
Wired just ran an article entitled “Everything You Thought You Knew About Inbox Zero Is Wrong”. In it, Merlin Mann who claims to have invented the idea of “Inbox Zero” recants essentially everything. He basically says “never mind”. Merlin was right. And is now wrong.
Slave to Success
There’s a great deal of noise going around on Twitter right now about how you have to work 80 hours a week to be a success. It’s wrong.
Lack of Coordination
I was reading a post on a forum from someone asking if they should take a job as an “HR Operations Coordinator”. I almost threw up in my mouth. Not because HR is terrible, quite the contrary. I have the utmost respect and admiration for people who make other people’s […]
Upcoming Book: Is Your Project Out of Control?
Over 20 years ago, I did foundational research that lead to the famous “Is Your Project Out of Control” memo. That research lead to my passion for the Brainpower Age.
Based on the result of this research, this upcoming book will help managers identify projects in trouble.
Bespoke Assistance for You and Your Team
I offer a range of ways that I can support you in building and leading teams of brainpower workers.