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Micro-followers

As the knowledgebase worker economy continues to transition to more agile, more remote, more dynamic and more empowered, your classic micromanager is a dying breed, for good reason. Micromanagement gets a bad reputation because of... Read More

April 9, 2020

No skills, No experience, No English … No problem

Yivko We hired this guy at my old company, out of Serbia. At that point in my career, I wasn't hiring anyone directly myself, as we had an HR team, and I was only working... Read More

March 10, 2020

REMFs vs Grunts; empowering those closest to problems to solve them

In war, at least in a traditional conflict, there is a front line, and you are close or far away from it. The closer to the front, the more familiar you were with the terrain,... Read More

February 18, 2020

Seeking opportunity – taking initiative in landing your next job

Everyone can show initiative So you have no experience, knowledge or skills? You can't possibly show initiative until someone "trains" you, right? Wrong. You, more than anyone else, will need to show initiative, to get... Read More

February 12, 2020

Initiative for the non-initiated

Rage against the machine An employee, at my old company, told me a story of his days in university (faculty) in Serbia. His professor asked the class to write a paper, but apparently as is/was... Read More

February 12, 2020

Have gun, will travel – the true story of Dick Dunnington

Dick Dunnington volunteered (you read that right) for 3 tours of Vietnam, as a military intelligence officer, but wouldn’t breathe a word of what he did there, even though I asked him about 5x a... Read More

January 17, 2020