Quote of the Day

“Common sense is not a gift, it’s a punishment. Because you have to deal with everyone who doesn’t have […]

Making Virtual Teams Work: Ten Basic Principles

Here is a good article with relevant tips for management of virtual teams:

Consider this now familiar view from the field:

“I’ve run a virtual team for the past 18 months in the development and launch of [a website.] I am located in Toronto, Canada. The website was designed in Zagreb, Croatia. The software was developed in St. […]

Ten Quotes for Today

“Tell a man there are 300 billion stars in the universe and he’ll believe you. Tell him a bench has wet paint on it and he’ll have to touch it to be sure.” –Murphy’s Law
“Anything you lose automatically doubles in value.” -Mignon McLaughlin
“Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit; Wisdom is not putting it in […]

Quote of the Day — Jeff Ello

“Good IT pros are not anti-bureaucracy, as many observers think. They are […]

Quote of the Day — Seth Godin

“Polished perfect isn’t better than perfect, it’s merely shinier. And late.”

From: […]

B- environment merits B- effort

Managers who complain about slacking staff without examining their work environment are deluded. Being a slacker is not an innate human quality, it’s a product of the habitat. Fundamentally, everyone wants to do a good job (the statistical outliers who do not follow this are not worth focusing policy on).

The problem is that deluded managers expect […]

33 Unwritten Rules of Management

Learn to say, “I don’t know.” If used when appropriate, it will be often.
It is easier to get into something than it is to get out of it.
If you are not criticized, you may not be doing much.
Look for what is missing. Many know how to improve what’s there, but few can see what isn’t there.
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Quote of the Day — Peter F. Drucker

“There is nothing so useless as doing efficiently that which should not be done […]

Quote of the Day — Winston Churchill

“You can always count on Americans to do the right thing — after they’ve tried […]

Quote of the Day

It doesn’t show fear to plan your retreat ahead of time. It is just plain […]

The 11 Essential Elements Needed to Achieve True Collaboration

Dan Sanker states that ironically, in order to remain “competitive” companies will have to become more collaborative. Collaborate: The Art of We is a practical guide to going beyond democratic or cooperative work to creating truly collaborative work environments as a growth strategy.

Collaboration is not a new concept, but globalization and new technologies have turned it […]

Quote of the Day

A successful team is a group of individuals who hold each other accountable for a […]

Quote – John Wooden

“It is what you learn after you know it all […]

General Douglas MacArthur’s Principles of Leadership

Do I heckle my subordinates or strengthen and encourage them?
Do I use moral courage in getting rid of subordinates who have proven themselves beyond doubt to be unfit?
Have I done all in my power by encouragement, incentive and spur to salvage the weak and erring?
Do I know by NAME and CHARACTER […]

Quote - Mike Myatt

Bottom line…success equals […]

Quote – Karl Popper

The golden rule is a good standard which is further improved by doing unto others, wherever possible, as they want to be […]

Quote – Dean Dad

Throw someone under the bus, and you’d better hope the bus does its job; if it doesn’t, now you have a righteously pissed-off coworker for many years […]

Quote – Douglas Adams

Experience is where you say to yourself, “You see that thing you just did there? Don’t […]

Quote – Elizabeth Harrin

Some things need to be done right, others just need to […]

Quote – Eleanor Roosevelt

Learn from the mistakes of others. You can’t live long enough to make them […]