Taking the easy shot

Well, as is often the case here at BadConsultant towers, we  were out on ye olde interwebs looking for inspiration today [and working hard not to just dive back into an HR forum to watch suspended animation in action] but just didn’t feel like taking any easy shots. We swung by Forbes, but nothing caught […]

Tuesday’s twice as bad

Ah, Tuesday. Day after dreaded day, day before slump day, day where the erosion of hope and good faith grows palpable. So, what better day to go browsing the LinkedIn discussion groups, where we find: Recommendations Personality/Profile Assessment for C-Level with the added kicker, that we could implement quickly and independently (without the need for […]

Hey, Yahoo – the 1990s called…

Well, it had to happen sooner or later – according to Business Week [which is on the internet, so BadConsultant knows it must absolutely be true] Yahoo, one of a handful of companies that defined the internet during the 1990s, has adopted performance management practices from [wait for it…] the 1990s. Yes, that’s right, as […]

Is growth an unachievable myth for most corporations?

Your humble [yeah, right] correspondent, BadConsultant, was thinking of growth this morning [on the way to his local diner for the best low-carb omelet-fest this side of the Mississippi] and the fable of rice on a chess board came to mind. I think it’s an old Confusciuscian [made-up words are cool] parable, though, knowing BadConsultant‘s […]

“Wait… So the penguin ate my cheese?” exclaimed the camel

Well, Badconsultant woke up this morning wondering just where his cheese was. Things are changing and, as a student of the business literature, I had long known that change was simply a matter of monitoring said fermented milk product to ensure that it had not altered its position. In fact, I have become highly adept […]

Reverse evolution

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Executive 101: Your enduring cultural legacy

Once you’ve rail-roaded everything you can rail-road, once you’ve stamped out every idea that could possibly take your corporation further than you could, once you’ve finally milked the fatted calf for every inch of its udders… Once you have done all this, you are ready to consider that most important of executive status symbols… The enduring cultural legacy.

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