Managing & Leading

THE STAFF MEETING

One of the things all managers generally get to do is summon their subordinates for a meeting.  This represents real authority because most of your subordinates will feel obligated to attend.  It also represents a significant responsibility on your part… Read More ›

BEING SMART

A number of years ago, Carol Dweck, a psychologist at Stanford, undertook a remarkable study of over 400 fifth-graders from 12 New York City Schools designed to see if praise for innate intelligence (being smart) versus praise for hard work… Read More ›

THE RIGHT CALL?

I live in Portland, Oregon, home of the National Basketball Association’s Portland Trailblazers. There remains a sense of deep regret among our sports fans that their 2007 number one overall draft pick Greg Oden never made a significant contribution to… Read More ›