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If the Gervais principle isn’t working, what is the ideal management structure

Posted by gminks in performance | Tagged , , , , | 4 Comments

A few days ago I wrote about the history of management, and specifically the Gervais Principle.The Gervais Principle states: Sociopaths, in their own best interests, knowingly promote over-performing losers into middle-management, groom under-performing losers into sociopaths, and leave the average … Continue reading

If the world is changing, why am I studying about the guys that sent us down the wrong path?

Posted by gminks in Grad School Classes | Tagged , , , | 5 Comments

Weird blog post title right? I’m taking two performance courses this semester. In one of the courses we are studying the origins of Human Performance Technology (HPT). I’ve been blogging that homework (see here , here, and here). As I’ve … Continue reading