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The school of hard knocks approach to the challenges of managing the team you are given. Bare Knuckle People Management helps you to develop strategies to optimize the performance of the team by applying assessing the strengths and weakness of each member of the group. The good news is that all of this advice is actionable now for managers—not just at annual reviews or after expensive assessment surveys!

―Kevin A. Schulman, MD, MBA, Director of Health Sector Management Program, Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business

Posts Tagged ‘The Office’

HR Friendlies and Unfriendlies

I received a note from a b-school marketing-whiz of a friend the other day.  I’ll call him Jeeves. (I’ve always loved the name Jeeves, and regret never having so-named my own kids.)  Jeeves told me about two unpleasant HR experiences he had while with his last company.

Unpleasantness #1

The …

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Michael Scott – Please Don’t Leave!

Dear Michael:

Please don’t leave Dunder Mifflin.

I’ve been watching your documentary series, The Office, for several years now.  The Scranton branch of Dunder Mifflin is a riveting study in workplace human behavior.  And you, my dear sir, are my favorite subject.

I particularly love The Office because, for …

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