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OPINION: Throw out that management advice book (Part 2)

In a previous post, I argued that management advice books just aren’t worth the paper they’re written on.They’re too full of contradictory claims, paradoxical assertions, and other inconsistencies to be at all useful to the aspiring manager, or anyone hoping to become...

OPINION: Throw out that management advice book

If you’re a manager looking for advice on how to manage better, there certainly are no shortage of books on the subject.In Search of Excellence, Built to Last, Winning, Lean In – and let’s not forget Managing for Dummies. Tens of thousands of titles by my count,...

OPINION: The one thing you think you know about managing is wrong

Being a manager means being “in charge”, right? As a manager, you’re “the boss.”You do the telling, while your employees do the listening – and then the doing. What to do, how to do it, and by when. That’s for you to decide (or at...

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