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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 […]


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 […]

Positive Lessons

Last week I mentioned some of the characteristics of a poor manager. This week I wanted to focus on the positive and examine some of the lessons I’ve learned from good managers. Over the years I’ve had a lot of managers. When working for large corporations, there are always periods of flux where things change […]

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