Anne Libby On Management

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Jun
26
old-school TV screen, "Emergency broadcast system" screen, white block letters on a multi-colored test pattern

How will you dissent

This is not your regularly scheduled Summer Reading issue
2 min read
Jun
19
Whale diving into calmish blue water, white and variegated shades of grey, very elegant

Warm Take: A Coffee Story

A business starts as an idea. People are real.
3 min read
Jun
12
Messy office! The backside of multiple computer terminals with piles of wire, yellow/black "Fallout Shelter" sign.

Warm Take: Managing Out

It's always because management has failed to act in ways that demonstrate that people's concerns have been heard.
3 min read
May
31
Red brick industrial building, arched, paned windows, on an asphalt lot, cloudy sky, weeds and graffitti

Working Title = Capitalism: On Management #49

“legendary suggests the elaboration of invented details and distortion of historical facts produced by popular tradition// the legendary exploits of Davy Crockett” - Merriam Webster online
6 min read
May
15
Chicago's Music Box theatre on an early winter night, neon sign, marquee, people bundled up, bits of snow on the sidewalk.

Coming Soon

3 min read
May
01
Red, yellow, blue, and white signal levers near train platform/tracks; caboose receding into the distance.

Warm Take: Leverage

On delegation.
3 min read
Apr
24
Hiker standing on a rock above an icy mountain lake, fog obscuring the mountaintops

Warm Take: A Great Discontinuity

Reckoning, again and again, with a new state of affairs
5 min read
Apr
03
My workplace needs, cartoon pyramid: self care, clear goals, belonging, recognition, growth, contribution

Warm Take: Surrender Dorothy

4 min read
Mar
27
Black and white image, many electrical towers in the foreground, forest and mountains in the background

Warm Take: Power

On the invisible org chart -- and I promise, you have one.
3 min read
Mar
20
Yellow handset telephone, rotary dial, probably from the 1960s?

Warm Take: Feedback

Accurate feedback can be hard to come by
3 min read