The Middle Manager

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When it comes to motivation, there are two aspects of management. The first is how we manage a team. As managers, we provide direction to our teams to work towards specific business goals, and it is important that everyone works together as a cohesive unit towards that target. It is important that we understand how […]

It’s That Time of Year Again . . .

I’ve been on one side or the other of a performance evaluation at a large company for the last 30 years.  I’ve had good experiences and bad, but in the most part they’ve been nothing special except as a vehicle for announcing promotions, salary increases, or bonus awards.  But that’s OK.  I believe that an […]


In all the travel I’ve been doing lately, one thing has become clear. We live in a time when most people are oblivious to what is happening around them. For example, my daughter is disabled, and is confined to a wheelchair. Many of the hotels we stayed at during our drive through the South offered […]

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