Is Management a Soft Skill?

Beth, the head of Human Resources in a law firm, was talking with me about the problem of management in an organization full of lawyers. She rolled her eyes, not wanting to criticize her attorney co-workers. “They know the law”, Beth said, “but do they know how to be a manager?” Good question. This is […]

The Problem with People

You know those name-badges people wear at conferences? I’m thinking people should wear them to state clearly what they are – and are not –committed to in life. It would save so much wasted time and confusion. Did you ever have a conversation with someone who said they wanted your help , only to discover that […]