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Aug 21, 2012

You're absolutely right. The only people that move up to management are the workers who are good at their job and terrible at managing. Thereby creating an even more inefficient company with no good workers and poor managers.
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Aug 21, 2012
People skills. No longer a requirement for management?
Aug 21, 2012
In one respect, the PHB is right: a big part of leadership *is* guessing. Sure, not every boss guesses quite as wrong as the real PHB, but some of them are pretty damn close.
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Aug 21, 2012
You'd think that management involved some training on how to manage people.
Most seem to skip this training.
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Aug 21, 2012
Funny, but I cannot recall when Peter F Drucker covered the sharpened pool cue approach to management. It must be some new variation on "the stick and the carrot" (enhancing the effect of the stick and eliminating the carrot).
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