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Monthly Archives: April 2012

Don’t Be a Knocker

Your mother had it right: “If you can’t find anything nice to say, then don’t say anything.” Sure, if someone is about drive off a cliff, shout out! But most of the time, avoid the acute angle. Let others save face; practice giving encouragement rather than argument. Save the debating skills for another day. Riding […]

The Reverse Peter Principle: Doing More, Managing Less

The Peter Principle (Dr. Laurence J. Peter’s and Raymond Hull’s 1969 book, “The Peter Principle: Why Things Always Go Wrong”), states that excellent doers are promoted and promoted, doing less and less real work at each new level until they finally reach their level of incompetence. The Reverse Peter Principle states that organizations should strive […]

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