On opportunity

This is the 7th essay in the #26essays2017 challenge that I’ve set for myself this year. I’m doing this because I’m the first to admit I’ve become a lazy writer: allowing guest posts and series and cross-posting to make up the bulk of content on The Diane Lee Project across 2016. The brave, fearless writing that readers admired and […]

On cover-ups, hiding and protectionism

I had a conversation with a colleague at work today about the leadership and management in my current workplace. To cut a long story short, she admitted that she “hid” the inadequacies of her manager from others in the workplace. She did this because she was concerned about the perceptions others had of him, and […]

Bad managers: the rule rather than the exception

(Wanted, dead or alive: decent fucking management!) “People leave managers, not companies.” ~ Marcus Buckingham & Curt Coffman, First Break All The Rules I can count on one hand the number of good managers I have worked for. Not so bad, you say, until I tell you this: I have been working more than 30 […]