The Middle Manager

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Work-Life Balance

How many vacation days did you use last year?  If you’re a typical employee in the USA, it’s likely you ended the year with more than half of your time unused.  Studies show that 91% of companies provide their employees with vacation time, but nearly 60% of the time more than half of the vacation […]

A Whole Year Gone!

It’s hard to believe, but this blog marks the one year mark since I started writing it in 2012.  I had made a promise to myself that I would have a weekly column and so far I haven’t missed a deadline.  Some have been better than others, some have frankly not been my best work […]

Time Management

An important ability for any manager is being able to effectively manage time. We can get pulled in so many different directions, with a myriad of priorities that it’s easy to lose track of things.  When I was younger I could rely upon my memory, but nowadays that bird has flown – if I don’t […]

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