Thursday, February 19, 2009
Nice guys...Cranky Managers...Weasels....Jerks
Here's an ecclectic and short posting mainly meant to get you to take advantage of what appears to be an interesting book and what I have come to find as a wildly entertaining and interesting podcast.
The book is Nice Guys Can Get the Corner Office - Eight Strategies for Winning in Business Without Being a Jerk by Edelman, Hiltabiddle and Manz, and it was the subject of Mr. Wayne Turmel's Cranky Middle Manager podcast. This podcast, although about general business stuff, is appropriate listening for project managers. And this episode is of particular interest because PMs - as managers - need to know how to get things done, if possible, without being a jerk.
I told you this would be short, so I will, without further blabbing, just send you there. Go there. Here's the link. Listen to this particular episode, but also bookmark and subscribe to the podcast. It will unweaselify (new word of the year, so far) your iPod or other MP3 player. Guaranteed.
And as Wayne says, "Don't let the weasels get you down".
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