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Management Myth 25: Performance Reviews Are Useful

Posted by on Mar 29, 2014

Bill popped his head into Jan’s office as he was leaving for the evening. “Jan, do you have a minute? I have to do performance reviews...

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Management Myth 26: It’s Fine to Micromanage

Posted by on Feb 11, 2014

Sharon poked her head into Heath’s cubicle. “Hey, Heath, are you done yet with that fix?” Heath turned around. “Sharon, you asked me that...

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Myth #5: We Can and Must Have an Objective Ranking System

Posted by on Jan 1, 2013

“It’s time for our annual management meeting to rank everyone in engineering,” Don, the VP started to explain to his three directors....

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Management Myth #6: I Can Save Everyone

Posted by on Jul 15, 2012

“Everyone is worth saving. Everyone is worth saving.” Jimmy was muttering under his breath as he walked into my office. “Hi, Steve. I’m...

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Management Myth #3: We Must Treat Everyone the Same Way

Posted by on Mar 1, 2012

One of the biggest management myths is, “I must treat everyone the same way.” In our organizations, we have career ladders that try to fit...

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