Category Archives: General

Organizational Changes – The Search for New Managers, Part 2

This post continues a series discussing the handling of some major organizational changes at my company. We had identified seven candidates for our managerial openings: five internal and two external.  We still were uncertain as to how many positions we … Continue reading

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Organizational Changes – The Search for New Managers

This post continues a series discussing the handling of some major organizational changes at my company. We had determined that we needed new managers within the Consulting team.  Looking at the size of the team, we had determined that we … Continue reading

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Organizational Changes – Introducing a New Structure

This post is the fourth in a series that I started at the end of May, discussing the handling of some major organizational changes at my company. Once we had the interim organization in place, we assessed our situation for … Continue reading

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Organizational Changes – An Interim Plan

This post continues a series that I started on May 29th, discussing the handling of some major organizational changes at my company. At about the same time that Jan announced her retirement, Kelly, one of the directors who reported to … Continue reading

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Back to Blogging – Organizational Changes

I haven’t posted here for about six months, in large part due to some new career responsibilities that I plan to discuss in the next several upcoming posts. Last fall, one of my colleagues, Jan, announced her upcoming retirement.  She’s … Continue reading

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Celebrity CEOs, Part 2 – Visionary Founders

What is a ‘Celebrity CEO’?  When I use the term, I mean “business CEOs whose names are widely known to the general population.” In my last post, I observed that (at least today, at the largest American-based companies) celebrity CEOs … Continue reading

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Who are these people? Take a short quiz

Do you know who these people are?  I consider myself fairly well-read about business, but (without getting help) I could only identify the blue ones. Michael T. Duke Rex W. Tillerson John S. Watson James J. Mulva Michael J. Williams … Continue reading

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Welcome to Q4! What about theatre and sports?

Continuing from my last post, let’s turn to theatre and sports, looking back at my thoughts from last quarter and looking forward to the rest of this year. Musical Theatre Summer is typically a quiet season for new shows opening … Continue reading

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Hewlett-Packard CEO Drama

Last week, Hewlett-Packard removed its CEO, ousting Léo Apotheker (who was hired less than a year ago) and replaced him with Meg Whitman (former CEO of eBay).  It’s the latest in a string of embarrassments for the HP Board of … Continue reading

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Welcome to Summer! What’s changed since the Spring?

It’s officially summer here in Seattle (and everywhere else in the northern hemisphere).  The 4th of July holiday (Independence Day in the U.S.) is behind us and warm weather has finally arrived. In January, I wrote about some things that … Continue reading

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