Have you ever supervised someone who is a very good person but does not perform worth a darn? This is a fairly common, and tricky, situation faced by managers.
The recent accidental death of a high school classmate got me thinking not just of the pain of loss, but also the vacuum created when someone you count on is gone.
Do you think those folks in Washington D.C. really get what it means to people to have meaningful work? Quite frankly, I donâ€™t think most do. They have spent years developing a regulatory landscape that does an increasingly good job at ensuring bureaucrats have jobs, and that encourages employers to ship goods-producing jobs out of the country.
Since Sundayâ€™s Super Bowl, I have been thinking about business lessons we can learn from the franchises involved. So what do you thinkâ€¦ anything we can learn? I believe there are a couple of lessons we can take into the non-sports business world.
The Dow hit over 12,000 yesterday (Feb. 1, 2011), which seems to indicate the financial strength of a number of U.S. Companies is improving (i.e. Ford Motor Company, Hewlett Packard, General Electric, etc.). So why are job creation and the return of better paying jobs not keeping pace with those improvements?