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My imperfect thoughts about the profession of management

Managing Excerptations: Risk and the Management Professional

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I started my blog to kick my non-writing habit. I've now got enough material to start blocking out a book (hooray!). So while I'm doing that, I thought I'd start a small series looking at some of the books that have influenced me. "Managing expectations" is one of my least favourite managerialisms. I cringe whenever I hear it....
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Dumb as a Post: Generation X and Our Responsibility to Lead

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Since embracing the writing thing I've become very disciplined with my schedule. But there are times when something has to be written and it won't wait. Which means it doesn't go through the usual editing process where I take out some of my stronger opinions. I didn't interpret the phrase 'as dumb as a post' as being stupid....
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My Pispective on Succession

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(A pispective is when you write about something in 314 words) Succession planning. Another quaint phrase from our recently deceased neo liberal era of mass-production management techniques. Succession used to be about the right of succeeding someone by inheritance. It was about taking another person's place. But succession is also about having a regular sequence to something. And...
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Managing Excerptations: The Wandering Mind

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I started my blog to kick my non-writing habit. I've now got enough material to start blocking out a book (hooray!). So while I'm doing that, I thought I'd start a small series looking at some of the books that have influenced me. "Managing expectations" is one of my least favourite managerialisms. I cringe whenever I hear it....
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My Pispective on Personalization

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(A pi-spective is where you write about something using 314 words) What is this thing called 'personalization'? '-Ization' is the process of doing or making something. So is personalization the process of making a person? No: it is the marketing process of tailoring something for a specific person. But marketers also encourages us to create a 'persona' for...
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