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My imperfect thoughts about the profession of management

My Pispective on Trust

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(A pispective is when you write about something in 314 words). The 2017 Edelman Trust Barometer tells management professionals that we're not managing well. Or being professional enough. Management is about integration. Being professional is about setting and observing your own standards. When I think about limits to integration, insufficient learning tends to stand out. As in, people...
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My Pispective on the Private Sector

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(A pispective is when you write about something using only 314 words. Which doesn't include these words or the credit at the bottom). The private sector is a recent term, coined after the end of the Second World War. It was preceded by 'private enterprise' in the late 18th Century. And about a century before that came 'private...
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My Pispective on Drawing the Line

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(A pispective is when you write about something in 314 words. Which doesn't count these words or the image credit) How to decide when to draw the line on something? This isn't quite the same as drawing a line in the sand (though its close). That's about establishing a limit over another person and using our authority to...
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My Pispective on Interviewing

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A pispective is where you write about something in 314 words. Which doesn't count these words or the credits at the bottom. What is an interview anyway? The word originally meant 'to briefly catch sight of'. It then took on the meaning of a conversation to get a statement from someone. It became a meeting to discuss employment...
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My Pispective on Welcoming Surprises

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(A pispective is when you write about something 314 words) Surprises are important. They might not always be welcome, but they are important. The original sense of the word meant to take over, to seize or to invade. In the 16th century it took on the meaning of something unexpected and the consequent feeling of astonishment. Surprises are...
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