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Most Popular Blogs

“Which blogs are the most popular?” It’s a question I’ve started hearing again lately, especially as many of my work colleagues have begun experimenting with social media.  This is an unanswerable measurement question, just like for analyst relations or marine terminal gates.   To try to answer the question, many people cite Technorati’s Top Blogs as…

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Speedlinking, Jan 2010

Speedlinking on management styles and 2010 predictions: New research from The Work Foundation suggests that outstanding performance comes from people-centric leadership rather than target-driven, micro-management.  The authors observe that “outstanding leaders are focused on performance but they see people as the means of achieving great performance and themselves as enablers. They don’t seek out the limelight for…

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2010 New Year’s Resolutions

I’ve never been a big fan of New Year’s resolutions as the once-per-year goal settings usually come with unrealistic targets. Without reasonable goals, resolutions take a back seat to day-to-day realities. In fact, a recent Marist poll shows that, while nearly 50% of Americans are likely to make resolutions, 35% of them don’t keep them…

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MBWA Origins and Spinoffs

After last week’s post, Scrum By Walking Around, a reader emailed to ask if I knew the the origins of the phrase management by walking around (MBWA). Rather than replying immediately based on what I believed, I spent a fair amount of time doing Web research but the results were inconclusive. Most sources credit the Hewlett-Packard culture for…

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Performance Management Defined (and Debated)

Throwing down the blogging gauntlet, Michael asks a simple – but provocative – question: How would […] you define Performance Management and what does it mean when it is successfully implemented? My initial reaction was to borrow a phrase from Justice Potter Stewart: I’m not sure I can define performance management, but I know it when I…

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