management

The Attentive Manager

The Attentive Manager

Random Observation/Comment #349: Being a manager is much like being a parent. As with all non-parents babysitting children for a night or weekend, I am merely a tourist seeing the town, instead of a captive within its walls. I probably cannot give the most realistic advice about being a manager, but I have yet to be jaded by years of...

Effective Management

Effective Management

Random Observation/Comment #344: I naively used to believe that middle management was bloated overhead that made little contribution to team deliverables and mostly twiddled their fingers in their corner offices (I think I watched too much of The Office). After a few years of work experience noticing the battle of budget, resources, ambitions, and ego, I’ve come to respect the...

Internships: Being on the Other Side

Internships: Being on the Other Side

Random Observation/Comment #260: After being a mentee all of my life, I find it’s rather eye-opening being a mentor.  I never realized how much advice is made up on the spot, but still sounds really profound and cool like you have it all figured out. Sorry, interns. I’m just making it up as I go along like the rest of...