Month: November 2023

The tragedy of the common leader

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Managing managers

You’ve likely seen it before: something with no specific ownership between a group of people falling into disrepair. It could be a shared kitchen in a house that nobody keeps clean, a communal garden that is overgrown, or a shared path that is constantly littered with rubbish. It seems that despite our best efforts to desire to be altruistic and to do the right thing, we often fail to do so when there is no […]

It’s all just leadership after all

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Managing managers

Once upon a time, in a galaxy far, far, away, when I first got into management, I had mistakenly assumed that progression up the org chart meant only managing other managers. How I was totally wrong. Individual contributor career progression grows in parallel with management career progression, and in large organizations that implement these dual tracks, you will see individual contributors with the same seniority as managers. And this goes all the way up to the top of the […]