The “corporate mums” – do women impact the business world? Well….no!

  No, I don’t mean Marissa Mayer et al. Morning all. Just a new week’s reflection. Again, this new torrent of organisational/recruitment/HR articles in financial press. Again the same advice. Like the broken Swiss clock which nobody wants to mend. Yes, all written by the organisational/recruitment gurus, who predominantly seem to be ….female. Asking the […]

An organizational version of the Snow-White tale! In rhyme.

Mirror mirror on the wall Who’s the dumbest of them all? Who’s the biggest cheat and fad That mismanages budget? ……. Who’s the self-assured buffoon That behaves just like a goon Barking orders all around And the slaves can’t peep a sound ——– Cronies’ legions in  tow  Dark suits floating in row Hailing leader, lickimg boot […]

George W Bush II management principle – surround yourself with smarter than you people

Just a short managerial musing. Was talking to a prospective customer this morning – the ultimate decision maker (whom I am going to meet later today), aka owner of a successful medical equipment business. After the polite greeting chit-chat, I honestly (and bluntly) expressed my point of admiration for Dubya: the latter’s iron-clad self esteem and a healthy ego, […]

An Ode to Craze – re-evaluation of common management cliches

  The box is there We go nowhere We just can’t get it right . We crave the new We use the old  And do as we were told . We let the bricks That stacked inside Define and frame the fold . They squeeze your mind As they decide The boundaries of mold They crush your sense In […]

Ride the panic – sack ’em ‘ol!!!!

I have managed to reconstruct the article (published in TIM’s November 2008 newsletter) from my personal files. Below: November Guest Author Ride the panic – sack ‘em ‘ol!!!!!! By: Vickie Zisman “Hey ho, hey ho – it’s time for you to go” and you, you and you. The whole millions and millions of YOU – […]