Tom Foster, from the Management Skills Blog, has shared a sticky management problem and asked people to share how they would approach the situation. He has received several interesting comments. Check it out and weigh in. My two cents? The key lies in the partnership and agreements that the two supervisors make regarding standards, expectations, and how they will proceed together. And personally, my patience would not last very long.
I love this idea posted by Lori Richardson. She shares a Smilebox Slideshow she made to promote her auctioneer business. If you own a business or volunteer for a nonprofit, check this out.
I love this post from Interactions called How to be an Expert on Anything. It is quite funny. Here’s a brief snippet:
USE THE WORD ZEITGEIST AS OFTEN AS POSSIBLE. Ideally, you want to find words that sound familiar but people don´t really know their definitions: zeitgeist, bildungsroman, doppelgÃ¤nger — better yet, anything Latin. But avoid paradigm. It´s so 1994. If you say the word paradigm, everybody knows you´re a poser.
And this one is too interesting to pass up. Scotty has finally gotten into outer space.
Fellow blogging pal and author Dick Richards is now offering live classes. Funny, live used to be the only way, now it is special. Online is the zeitgeist now. Hmmm.. Maybe I will show up in person some day.
David Zinger offers a great series about Fromm’s Art of Loving that begins with this post. The last post he put up on patience is something I need because I lack the patience gene. Perhaps my doppelgÃ¤nger got double the patience genes and I should ask for some back (think "Twins" with Arnold and Danny).
Spooky Action (gets a high five for great blog name) links to a really interesting podcast called, You Cannot Manage Through Pay Schemes. Oh, how many managers have I met who count on pay schemes to do what they will not! (that is not a question, rather a "woe is me" style exasperation)
Some interesting stuff, eh? If these posts don’t float your boat, you might prefer to curl up with a bildungsroman and rekindle your youth.