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The 4 questions you should stop asking during your one-on-one meetings
A CEO recently told me how he’d frequently see this body language from an employee during their one-on-one meetings. Flat. Disinterested. Preoccupied. It felt lousy to witness, but it’d always been…
people  management 
27 minutes ago by lightningdb
How to deal with a psychopath | Smash Company
With almost scientific precision, he had moved through many of the same kinds of tactics that might have sucked a potential customer into committing to a purchase:

• First, he tried to get me to apologize for hurting his feelings, knowing that if I apologized for anything, then I would have to apologize for everything.

• Then, he tried to shame me by insinuating that I was slowing down my coworkers. “You are wasting the time of your coworkers, when they are trying to stay focused o...
psychopath  sales  management 
1 hour ago by hellsten
Stop Hiring for Culture Fit
Excellent writeup of the hiring culture at Netflix and how to build a good company culture around hiring.
workplace  hiring  management 
yesterday by adamvig
What You Should Know About Megaprojects and Why: An Overview by Bent Flyvbjerg :: SSRN
“This paper takes stock of megaproject management, an emerging and hugely costly field of study. First, it answers the question of how large megaprojects are by measuring them in the units mega, giga, and tera, concluding we are presently entering a new "tera era" of trillion-dollar projects. Second, total global megaproject spending is assessed, at USD 6-9 trillion annually, or 8 percent of total global GDP, which denotes the biggest investment boom in human history. Third, four "sublimes" – political, technological, economic, and aesthetic – are identified to explain the increased size and frequency of megaprojects. Fourth, the "iron law of megaprojects" is laid out and documented: Over budget, over time, over and over again. Moreover, the "break-fix model" of megaproject management is introduced as an explanation of the iron law. Fifth, Albert O. Hirschman's theory of the Hiding Hand is revisited and critiqued as unfounded and corrupting for megaproject thinking in both the academy and policy. Sixth, it is shown how megaprojects are systematically subject to "survival of the unfittest," explaining why the worst projects get built instead of the best. Finally, it is argued that the conventional way of managing megaprojects has reached a "tension point," where tradition is challenged and reform is emerging.”
sublimes  scale  via:shashasha  megaprojects  politics  breakfix  management  projectmanagement  technology 
yesterday by danhon
Improvement/ Progress
Equality/ Fairness
management  leadership  humans  models  work  culture 
yesterday by devin
Oracle v Rimini Street – the saga continues with this round going to Oracle
"The case of Oracle v Rimini Street rolls on with the latest judgment in favor of Oracle but with further appeals likely."
it  service  management  professional  services  3pm 
yesterday by jonerp

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