Virtual Celebrations

As Martha and the Vandellas and, later, Van Halen sang, “Summer’s here and the time is right for dancing in the streets!”  The USA, France, Canada, Burundi, the Solomon Islands and 21 other countries celebrate their independence this month.   All these festivities are a good reminder that, as managers, we should also celebrate the achievements …Read More

Hello from the Other Side

In 1960 Douglas McGregor published his seminal business management book The Human Side of Enterprise, in which he identified two basic types of managers: Theory X managers had a negative view of employees and assumed that they were lazy and untrustworthy. Theory Y managers assumed that employees were trustworthy and highly motivated.  If the pandemic has …Read More

The Three-way Battle: Entertainment, Information, Education

Despite the record number of deaths, the devastation to the economy, and the social isolation, the dark cloud of COVID-19 has had some silver linings.  Nature rebounded, technology advanced, and the amount of online content soared.  So much free content is available that many do not want to pay for professional development anymore.  But the …Read More