Business Lessons From Two Football Teams

Since Sunday’s Super Bowl, I have been thinking about business lessons we can learn from the franchises involved. So what do you think… anything we can learn? I believe there are a couple of lessons we can take into the non-sports business world.

Frustration With Feds Leading To Off-shoring?

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?

Tiger Mothers, Laissez Faire Parents, And Productivity In Society

In light of all the uproar about Amy Chua’s book “Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother,” what impact do you think parenting has on how productive we are as a society? Does the extremely strict parenting outlined in Chua’s memoir lead to more productive adults—or does it increase adult psychosis?

You Might Be A Micromanager If…

By John Trombley, Organizational Consultant The Village Business Institute Micromanagement is one of those terms that raises employee hackles and makes some supervisors become defensive. At one extreme end of the spectrum of behaviors and attitudes relevant to this phenomena is the employee who rebels against being told what to do or how to do…
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Micro-managing

Why do some managers feel a need to involve themselves in every little detail that goes on in their department or business? The following answers to that question are from three consulting clients I have worked with over the years. Bob, a highly skilled engineer who supervises a team of four, explained his behavior this…
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