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Book Review: Radical Candor

Radical Candor, by Kim Scott. NY: St. Martin’s Press. 2017. 232 pages. Kim Scott starts her excellent management book by telling a story about one of her employees in the first company she owned. “Bob” was a kind, funny, caring,… Continue Reading →

Sure you care, but are you passionate?

Are you passionate about your job? Sure, you care about it, you want to make better metrics than last quarter, and you help your team, but are you passionate? Company culture is formed by the attitudes of every single employee… Continue Reading →

Conflict Management

Conflict is strange. A few people seem to thrive on it, most people do their best to manage it when it comes up, and a small minority simply avoid it at any cost. Whenever people come together, there will be… Continue Reading →

Book Review: Start with Why

Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action, by Simon Sinek. (2009). NY: Portfolio/Penguin. “People don’t buy what you do; they buy why you do it.” Simon Sinek repeats these two phrases a dozen times or more… Continue Reading →

The Unique Leadership Style of Theo Epstein

Some people think leadership is all about education. Others think it’s all about experience. Most people would agree that leadership is certainly about bot

Planning and Collaboration

Successful leaders include their team members, as well as anyone else who will be involved in a project, in the planning for it. By including those people from the beginning, they create greater investment in the goals they want to… Continue Reading →