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More Phil Martelli - Manager as Bartender

In his book, Don’t Call Me Coach: A Lesson Plan for Life, Phil Martelli states the following...  

“I believe that whether you’re a parent, a coach, a teacher, a CEO, an office manager, a professional, or several of the above, you want the people wh

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Phil Martelli on Teamwork

Phil Martelli, coach of St. Joseph University men’s basketball team, wrote a book recently called, Don’t Call Me Coach: A Lesson Plan for Life. In it he lists the pillars required for creating teamwork. 


  1. Compete
  2. Share
  3. Take your shot when it comes
  4. Know your strengths and weaknesses

To read more, click here.

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Coaching Directs

I was over on the Manager Tools website and listened to a podcast on the importance of coaching direct reports. The hosts explain some of the reasons managers seem to have an aversion toward coaching. They dispel the myth that it takes a tremendous amount of time. According to them, all it takes is 5 minutes per week for each direct report. Click here for more

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Management Impediment?

When things go wrong, who's responsible? The workers? The Management? Both? Click here for thoughts from Joe Kerr and Wanda B. Goode.

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Delegating Up

Click here to read how Joe Kerr and Wanda B. Goode explore the merits and hazards of delegating up.

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Do You Have a Backup?

Have you developed a back-up for your current position? Does your organization have a list of potential up-and-coming leaders to help fill vacant positions? To see how Joe and Wanda tackle the backup question and to get some perspectives on leadership development from Jack Welch and Wally Bock, click here.

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Boss vs. Buddy

Managers can get to be very close friends with their direct reports. Some think this is fine. Others have a real problem with it. To see how Joe Kerr and Wanda B. Goode weigh in, click here.

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Hub TV Guru Channel: Gary Hamel on The Future of Management

There's a review of Hamel's new book The Future of Management over in the Book Club. You can click on the book title to read it after you've watched him talk for a minute about it on the clip below. In the clip Gary Hamel, explains that management has not been 'human enough' and that we need to change how we lead organizations so that they become 'more human'.

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Ten Habits of Incompetent Managers

George Ambler had a recent blog post about a Fast Company article discussing the “Ten Habits of Incompetent Managers” by Margaret Hefferman. Click here to read more.