Monday 13 July 2009

Time for a timeout

For six months I've been testing out a different management philosophy that is about as far from my old technique as you could get. Has it worked? I don't honestly know, you'd need to ask my teams. I believe that it's made me a better manager, but I'm not entirely sure how I'd measure that.

What I can measure is that I have less motivation now to write this blog. It's not a question of time, simply a question of desire. If the desire returns then I think the blog will come back too. In the meantime, I wish you all good luck in seeing through the confusion and insincerity of management babble and put your people right at the front, top, and peak of everything you do.

Good luck, and goodbye for now.

Wednesday 1 July 2009

Management philosophy carnival (July '09 edition)

If you read my last post then you'll know that I'm a bit overstretched at the moment. Sadly that's having an impact on how much time I have to write this blog. Still, never fear, thanks to I still have some great articles for you to read this month. Enjoy:

Why wouldn't you invest heavily in the first few weeks of a new employee.. they're your future.

11 leadership tips. Either start doing these or pat yourself on the back for having done them already:

Along similar lines, this is one for new managers:

And finally...

Not all news needs to be good to lift your spirits. Read this and see if it doesn't raise a smile. What on earth?