Slides from Exploding Management Myths Posted

I gave a talk last week at Better Software/Agile Development, called Exploding Management Myths. This is my first talk based on some of my management myths. Yes, the ones I’ve been writing for the last 18 months. Yes, I have more in me :-)

I have posted the slides and the audio from my talk at slideshare. I still cannot understand how to properly sync the slides and audio at slideshare. I don’t talk evenly, which is what slideshare expects. I tried to separate the slides and audio. Can’t do that either. Grumble, grumble. However, it’s posted, and if you download the slides and then listen to the audio, you can manually sync the slides and the audio :-)

If you have a favorite myth that I have not yet addressed, please let me know. I will write about it.

I really need help from you. I need a title for the eventual book. Everyone talks about debunking myths, so I don’t think I want to go with debunking. I thought it might be “Exploding Management Myths.” Maybe. Doc List suggested it might be “Blowing Up the Bullshit.” Maybe :-) Do you have ideas for the eventual title for this management book? I would like at least a few more options.

See the management myths on Stickyminds here, and on my site.

8 Comments

  1. My suggestion for the name of the book ” The Epic tales of Management” :-)

    Mikko

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  2. mm, I prefer more positive wordings
    this feels like management bashing.

    yes I understand these are excuses a lot of managers are using.
    what if you can find the reasons behind, they say this, and you give real solutions?

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    • Yves, yes, I prefer more positive wording, too. That’s why I don’t want this as a title. I was thinking of “Exposing Management Myths.” That’s somewhat more positive. Of course, I thought of that after I posted!

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  3. My suggestion, going along Doc List´s line of thought: “cut the crap” :)

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  4. May I suggest “Countering Management Myths” or “Deconstructing Management Myths”. But exploding ala Mythbusters sounds more fun.

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    • Countering or Deconstructing is nice. Thank you, Nathan!

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