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GTD, Reading, & Managers: Top Posts from 2016

GTD, Reading, & Managers: Top Posts from 2016

I know. I know. It’s another one of those obligatory year-in-review posts. Hey, why not. It’s actually a nice change of pace. It’s a little easier to write about your posts than it is to write the posts themselves. Besides, I’ve blogged on and off for years and I don’t think I’ve ever written one of these.

I dug into the analytics for my site for 2016 to see what posts received the most traffic. There’s no fancy math involved. I simply looked at “unique visitors” to see which posts garnered the most attention. Here are the results.

Stop Using “Manager” as a Dirty Word!

Stop Using “Manager” as a Dirty Word!

If you read articles and books about leadership I can guarantee you’ve seen it. Perhaps you’ve even done it.

I am talking about using the term “manager” as a dirty word.

I get it. When talking about leadership, it is helpful to contrast good qualities to strive for with bad qualities using personas (good cop, bad cop). But please stop portraying the good as “leader” and the bad as “manager.” Pick another term to represent the bad!

Here are a few reasons why.