The Middle Manager

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Category Archives: Career


Being motivated at work can mean the difference between just getting by and enjoying what you do and working hard to be successful. As a manager, how do we make sure our staff is motivated, and more importantly, how do we ourselves stay motivated? Staff motivation is always a challenge, particularly in organizations where the budget […]

Do You Love Your Job?

I’ve been working for large companies for a long time. I’ve held down many different roles and I think that’s why I’ve managed to stay with my current employer for such a long time. As long as the work is fresh and challenging, it’s easy to stick with it. But what happens if you reach […]


This weekend I had the opportunity to visit the island fortress of Corregidor. I’ve always been a history buff, and the stories from the Pacific campaigns in WWII are particularly interesting. Corregidor was known for being the island that the allied forces commanded by Douglas MacArthur retired to when the Japanese invaded the Philippines and […]

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