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The leader went that way.
Should we follow?
Maybe. What about the project, it's due today.
What did he mean by "Love your customer?"

Leaders are cool. But you still need managers.

I’ve been on a rant lately, about the trendy topic of managers being extraneous. If I had to guess where this perennial nonsense came from, I’d have to say it comes from entrepreneurs who can’t really deal with the fact that their cultures have to change as their companies get bigger. They always want to […]

The key to happy employees and effective workplaces: The right brain in the right place.

A Smart Girl Like You in a Job Like This? Matching Cognitive Ability

About the same time Abraham Maslow was introducing his hierarchy of needs, educational psychologist Benjamin Bloom created another graduated triangle known as Bloom’s taxonomy. Bloom’s taxonomy looked at higher and higher levels of intellectual functioning, starting with rote memorization and working up through the ability to analyze information, synthesize information, and finally the ability to […]


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