Archive for August, 2007


New Section: Managing Change

August 22, 2007

I’ve just posted a new chapter titled: Managing Change. Here’s a link:

New chapter: Managing Change

This chapter is not part of the original outline, but that was an oversight. Clearly managing change is an important part of any manager’s job.

As always, comments are welcome.


Your New Audience

August 10, 2007

This is the second posting in a group of commentaries that may or may not end up in the book, but which I thought might be of interest.

Shall I crack any of those old jokes, master,
At which the audience never fail to laugh?

Aristophanes (450 BC – 388 BC) Frogs, 405 B.C.

Getting a promotion, especially your first promotion to management, is a great ego boost. Even though it is de rigueur to feign modesty and pretend it’s not a big change, it really is. You will no doubt feel unsure about some aspects of the new job, but combined with that will be an awareness that you have been chosen as someone worthy of the challenge.

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