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stinky

What Can You Do About a Stinky Colleague?

I know that it does not happen to you to have someone stinky around, but occasionally you may experience a sting in your eyes.
bad boss

If You Have a Bad Boss, Replace Him!

The best thing that can happen to your career is to have a bad boss … or more. You cannot possibly collect them all, even though it may seem sometimes that they all ended up on your reporting line.
get this

Better Get This, Because I Am Only Sayin’ It Once

This is the path many managers walked on: they only say it once get this and expect you to know everything later on, you have to get this very fast. Or shortly after.
i am allowed

Only I Am Allowed To Do It!

I am allowed to do it, because I am in command of things and you’re not. Wow, what arrogance! Legend goes that you should practice what you preach. Let’s leave aside the minister and gain some knowledge on why you shouldn’t tell people they are not allowed to do something and you are.
micromanagement

If You Suffer From Micromanagement-itis, You Weren’t Vaccinated For Sure!

For the sake of all employees, know there is hope if your boss suffers from micromanagement-itis. If you have a sick boss, help him. Don’t let him in his/her own misery, as it will torment you too.
recruitment

Recruitment Is One of the Most Important Attributes of a Manager

Sometimes recruitment is considered to be a  dull activity, meant to fill up the empty sit. I have written here before, the way I see recruitment and some tips that help with that. Meanwhile, very little has changed, except for the time allotted to recruitment.
rely on your boss

Can You Rely On Your Boss?

It’s not so important to be able to rely on your boss, it’s VERY important.
i didn't want to

I Didn’t Want to Do It, They Made Me

In other words, it’s not my responsibility, I didn’t want to do it but the boss/company made me. It’s some way of saying it’s not my fault that you have to do this, I can even confirm it is a bull-sheet. I am not taking any responsibility, but passing it to you.
democracy

There Is No Democracy Within Companies

I hope you didn’t think there is democracy within the companies you work for and that we each get a vote on how to do our job. This thing with voting applies merely when choosing a location for the end of the year party, not for serious business decisions.
admit

Admit When You Are Wrong

Yup, Bo$$, admit when you are wrong, especially in front of your subordinates or colleagues. It’s easier to admit it in front of the manager, even if it’s a cautious act – maybe I get away with it, a mistake admitted cuts half the negative impact. Or something like that.
meeting

Let’s Have a Meeting About Nothing

I know this has never happened to you – participating to a meeting on nothing and less likely, calling one yourself. This is a privilege that few mortals have. Very often :)
management

Management Means Administration and Regulation

From the beginning of time until today, management meant administration and regulation, either when talking about equally dividing the hunting catch so it would be enough for the whole community and organizing the next hunt; or when talking about modern marketing and innovation components, as Drucker calls them.
depressed

What Can You Do When Your Employee is Depressed?

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When your employee is depressed, the results of their work may affect the entire organization and your attitude as manager is greatly challenged in such moments.
criticism

Feedback Is Not Criticism

Feedback is generally treated as criticism because when we receive it, we expect something negative. This is not very far from the truth, but it’s far from the initial purpose of feedback.
productive manager

What Can You Do to Be a Productive Manager

If you are not a productive manager, sooner or later your team will be counterproductive and this will affect you and the company.