What is work ethic?

You can’t teach someone work ethic. You can’t. “Work ethic is a belief that hard work and diligence have a moral benefit and an inherent ability, virtue or value to strengthen character”, Wikipedia instructs. In my past 18 years of professional interaction with people, I found that work ethic is a deeply personal experience which… Continue reading What is work ethic?

I tried to buy happiness with so many things, money included.

They say money can’t buy happiness. But did you ever try to buy it without money? 😉 Ha! I tried to buy happiness with so many things, money included. True story. I tried to buy happiness with work. I got happiness with so many strings attached, I couldn’t enjoy a second of it because I was… Continue reading I tried to buy happiness with so many things, money included.

Hands On Management Is Great Unless The Hands Are Always On

“If Your Boss Could Do Your Job, You’re More Likely to Be Happy at Work”, said Harvard Business Review. That means, employees are far happier when they are led by people with deep expertise in the core activity of the business. Indeed an old assumption, one going back to days of middle age guilds, that true… Continue reading Hands On Management Is Great Unless The Hands Are Always On

What is product management?

© 2011 Martin Eriksson. Re-use with appropriate attribution. In a previous article I have talked about management in general. I was explaining my opinion on how management is any activity that creates empowerment. By effect, management as an activity should result in ability, motivation, drive and action. But it is only management if the four… Continue reading What is product management?

What Is Management?

​First management is not a “business term”. Management is just a generic human activity, mainly: Management is any activity that creates empowerment But what is empowerment? Empowerment is the complex result of of ability, motivation, drive and action. Only when all four components are active, does empowerment start. There are four basic tenants of empowerment:… Continue reading What Is Management?

Ambiguity and corporate entrepreneurship

I have seen the questions below being used as pre-interview questions. Here are some possible answers: What might be some possible actions that a leader can take to manage ambiguity? Well, how about a map reduce algorithm? 1. map the ambiguity sources to clarification procedures, which are basically steps to follow in order to eliminate… Continue reading Ambiguity and corporate entrepreneurship