Category Archives: supervision

Uber: What You Can Learn

Well, Uber, to start with, has its founder on leave and most or all of the C-suite has been dismissed from the company by the Board of Directors. Pretty sorry situation, but in hindsight, there are some lessons that could probably … Continue reading

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So, What Are Your New Year’s Resolutions?

No, we don’t mean lose 10 pounds. We mean, for you business owners and CEOs/Presidents out there, what are you going to resolve to do this year, and it doesn’t all have to do with more sales. Here are some … Continue reading

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The Intern

As you may recall, this was a movie starring Robert DeNiro and Anne Hathaway. Not a great movie as movies go per se, but it has some hidden meaning for management and startups. The nominal story is that a president … Continue reading

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The Pay Equity Police (Might) Get Some New Ammunition

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is at it again. There are new proposed rules to equalize pay at companies employing over 100 workers. Those below the magic 100 presumably will stay the same as they are now, which is some, but … Continue reading

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The Risk of Reviews

We’re in the 4th quarter of most companies’ fiscal year, to managers up and down the chain are thinking about doing or getting performance reviews. The Wall Street Journal had a useful article on this topic a few days ago, and we’ve … Continue reading

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Radical New Idea: Middle Managers

Some months ago, there was an article in the Wall Street Journal about a company (Treehouse) that had NO middle managers, believing that its people were sufficiently motivated that they didn’t need them. This plan was fine until the business grew, probably … Continue reading

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