Category Archives: Self Sorting

Allowing staff to choose how they develop

Monkey Traps, Career Development, And Your Next Budget


Have you ever seen a monkey trap? It’s a simple device, just a container with a narrow opening. Typically, it’s a gourd or a hole in a tree with an opening just big enough for a monkey to squeeze his hand into; inside of your … Continue reading

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4th Sigma: Project Charters, Part 3 – Building Consensus


A Project Charter is a document that describes a project, names the people who will perform the project, what their roles will be and the name of the project sponsor (the individual that requested the project). Any book on Six … Continue reading

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Filling The Big Shoes


Every manager needs to plan for the development and promotion of their staff. Over the past few years the economy has been slow, so for most of us planning on how to hang on to our existing staff has usually … Continue reading

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