The Middle Manager

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Ender’s Game

I went to see the movie Ender’s Game this week. I’ve been looking forward to this film ever since I first read the novella of the story many years ago. It’s by far one of my favorite books, and I’ve read it more times than I can recall. As movies go, it was OK. It […]

Lessons Learned

Over a long tenure with a variety of companies, I’ve had good bosses and bad. Over that time I’ve come to realize that even a bad boss can teach a good lesson. It’s a good way to learn how not to behave or manage when we’re faced with similar situations. I’ve worked with senior managers […]

Be Reasonable

In my long tenure as a middle manager, there have been many times when I’ve felt my boss, or even the company, was being unreasonable. When it comes to working with my team, I’ve always strived to be as reasonable as I’m able while still properly representing the interests of my employer. This can be […]

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