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 […]

Social media inspirational leadership spam – Enough is Enough!

To be honest, am pretty much fed up with all the How-to: recruit/retain/manage/lead/inspire your employees etc….motivational junk in social media. Especially on LinkedIn. There is endless barrage of articles and quotes from ‘business leaders/management gurus/trend setters/C-levels and rank-‘n-file  members who, all of a sudden are allowed to share their “wisdom” with the crowd. Predominantly,  a copycat […]

Pay it forward doesn’t work! משיח אכן לא בא ואף אזני חמורו לא נראים באופק

Just bloody wondering when exactly did we lose it. The human guise that is. Just trying to put my finger on that precise moment when personal cannibalism took over basic human traits of solidarity and compassion. When instead of putting a coin in a homeless person tin, we simply kick them, to speed up their reunion […]

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 – […]