We are co-creating the future of work

Thoughtful readers and leaders receive On Management: people in startups, media, tech, and VC/investing. They also work in privately-owned businesses, government, not-for-profits, arts organizations, educational institutions, Fortune 500 companies…

No matter where you work, there’s a practical intersection between managing people at work, and the trends we see out there in the media and business press.

  • What skills do managers need to practice and learn, and how do we learn them?

  • When reading to learn, how do we filter out the clickbait and faux trend pieces?

  • How will we evaluate how our own labor is deployed, and consider the human beings behind the products and services we use?

  • When it comes to the workplace, whose voices do we need to hear more from?

I want you to have the best information. Because everything spinning across your feeds — it’s not all equally good.

My approach is practical. I’m a practitioner. And we all have to go to work tomorrow, and do all of the things. Hopefully the right things.

SWAG

Each free newsletter orbits around a theme relating to leading, and being, people at work.

I interview interesting people. Sometimes I unpack a buzzword or a trend, or talk about how to learn an essential skill. I’m writing about management and people at work. Not creating content marketing. Sometimes there’s audio.

The archive is here. The free newsletter drops every 4-6 weeks, and I send a brief companion piece 2-3 weeks later.

Behind the paywall

Supporting members get my deeper dives — observation and analysis of emerging management and workplace trends, and how they’re presented in the media.

Currently, I’m writing bi-weeklyish Warm Takes, brief notes with my response/analysis of a story that you have have seen on your feeds. I’ve un-paywalled a couple of them: Bargaining (June 2020) and When Things Fall Apart (March 2020.)