Month: February 2019
Horrible Managers Do These 5 Things
“First, Let’s Fire All The Managers,” cried Gary Hamel in 2011. Soon, endorsed by no less than the Harvard Business Review, the idea of “de-layering” caught on, and “cutting the fat” often means shedding highly paid executives, from Starbucks to Coca-Cola. However, as Hamel pointed out, the role of the manager is not the problem. Rather, issue has to do with…
Senior Executives Ask: Can This Government Be Saved?
To hear some senior executives tell it, the U.S. federal civil service is on life support, and its pulse grows weaker by the day. Without a sufficient number of skilled employees to oversee the effective functioning of the government, our nation suffers myriad security risks, not to mention the silent but deadly cancer of waste, fraud…