Wednesday, December 28, 2005

Welcome Aboard

“Anybody who works is a fool. I don’t work, I merely inflict myself on the public.” – Robert Morley

This is a blog about work and the workplace and as such, it is about a great deal of life. Since I’m a management consultant, much of the commentary will be on management and leadership issues although other topics will occasionally creep in.

Over the years, I’ve found that any discussion about the workplace that goes beyond the most general terms can be stress-producing to some and just plain undesirable for others. This may be because so many people work in jobs that are not satisfying or for supervisors who are trolls. With that in mind, I’ll strive to make this painless and productive so regardless of your job, you’ll be able to visit and carry away something of value.

I’ll also link to material that is thought-provoking, amusing or irritating. One that I’d place in the thought-provoking realm is Michael Finley’s article on the presentations that Richard Pascale and Tony Athos gave to The Masters Forum in 1997. My favorite part is Pascale’s observation about there not being any one reason why businesses fail but check out the entire article at www.mastersforum.com/archives/pascale-athos/.

Take care. More is coming.

4 Comments:

At 9:29 AM, Anonymous Glenn Friesen | Consulting Advocate said...

I have to say, I really, really, really like your blog. Nothing is entirely expected, and you discuss far more than just "management." "Props!!"

 
At 5:23 PM, Anonymous DanImports said...

I currently work from home selling export goods, and I was just wondering what the quote means, inflicting himself? Thanks!

 
At 5:34 PM, Blogger Michael Wade said...

Dan,

I believe he meant "imposing" himself on others.

Michael

 
At 5:38 PM, Blogger Michael Wade said...

Glenn,

Due to the huge delay in time, I doubt if you'll ever read this but I never received notice of your kind comments.

Nonetheless, you deserve an apology for my omission.

Michael

 

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