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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

McDonalds offices

Knowledge workers, including many who are young, urban professionals don't want long commutes and they certainly don't want to have to get stuck in traffic. Many don't even own a car. They prefer to live,... Read More

March 9, 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

Coffee – your once a day power perk. Don’t blow your buzz

I remember a good friend of mine once remarking, "The first beer always tastes the best" and it is the thing that pops into my head every time I have one. But the same is... Read More

January 20, 2020

Working naked – principles and origins

At the company, I founded and managed as CEO for 20 years, we used, and perhaps coined, the phrase "Working naked". It was an amalgamation of our values statement which focuses on individual freedom and... Read More

January 17, 2020

Managing sick, personal time – from draconian to humanistic

Our company requires a note from a doctor every time you take a sick day. Eisenhower is the president, gas is $.25 cents a gallon and we have yet to land on the moon. Actually... Read More

January 13, 2020

Captive employment, rigid schedules and doctor’s notes

If you can learn to manage your employees, or better yet teach them to manage themselves, you don’t need set schedules, fixed locations, meetings or even bosses. If you can’t, you will need to continue... Read More

January 11, 2020