management Tag



Why Work Never Gets Done
by Freddy Tran Nager, Founder of Atomic Tango + Professional Procrastinator… The following story is based on actual events. So you made yourself a short to-do list for this Sunday, and figured you would even have time to watch a movie tonight. But just as you start getting to work… 1. You hear your cat complaining from the other room, so you go over and see that the litter box could use a refill. As you pour more litter into the box, your phone rings, and by reaching for theRead More
Chris Christie School of Business

Posted On September 20, 2016By Freddy Tran NagerIn Missions

Welcome To The Chris Christie School of Business (CC: SOB)

by Freddy J. Nager, Founder of Atomic Tango + Guy Who Questions What Our Business Schools Are Teaching… Dear Leaders of the 21st Century: Congratulations on joining the first class of the Chris Christie School of Business! We are honored that you have chosen to accompany us on our mission to redefine leadership in corporate America. While you may occasionally hear our rival institutions bandy about such terms as “responsibility” and “managerial excellence,” at CC: SOB, you will learn how to actually integrate those concepts into policy statements and pressRead More
Simon Sinek quote on skills and attitude
by Freddy Tran Nager, Founder of Atomic Tango + Guy Who Hires Skilled Professionals… From his bio, Simon Sinek sounds like an amazing person: author, TEDx star, military innovation adviser, supporter of nonprofits. So I’ll give him the benefit of the doubt and assume that this quote was taken way out of context. But that’s how the quote is being shared, in its entirety, in that source of infinite dubious wisdom, the LinkedIn wall. “You don’t hire for skills, you hire for attitude. You can always teach skills” is aRead More
Lemonshark + Remora

Posted On February 20, 2016By Freddy Tran NagerIn Missions

What Do You Mean “Partner”?! The 3 Criteria For Partnering

by Freddy J. Nager, Founder of Atomic Tango + Partner To Some Awesome People; photo by Albert Kok via Wikimedia Commons… In the animal kingdom, a fish called the remora attaches itself to larger creatures like sharks to eat scraps of their food while enjoying their protection. In the human kingdom, a creature called the freeloader attaches itself to more established professionals to eat scraps of their business while enjoying their brand equity. Today, these freeloaders frequently describe themselves as “partners” — a word that once referred to someone whoRead More
micromanaging boss meme
by Freddy Tran Nager, Founder of Atomic Tango + LinkedIn Purist… The neighborhood is slowly deteriorating. Not my physical one in L.A., which is gentrifying so fast even the pigeons have to take out loans to eat.Read More

Posted On December 16, 2015By Raegan ThurlowIn Materialism

Fashion Real: CEOh-No! Dress for the Job You Have

by Raegan Thurlow, Part-Time Fashionista Most of my generation will say that they remember where they were when Obama was elected president. I will remember where I was the first time I saw my CEO wearing jeans… We were at the airport preparing to take an 18+ hour flight to our office in Tel Aviv, Israel. He was wearing a white t-shirt and light denim jeans. I was speechless – until I wasn’t. “What are you wearing?! What’s going on?!” It was unnerving. I’d only ever seen him wearing theRead More
What we've got here is a failure to communicate...

Posted On December 11, 2015By Freddy Tran NagerIn Missions

Worth Repeating: MBAs Fail to Communicate

by Freddy J. Nager, Founder of Atomic Tango, MBA, and Professor of Communications… A point that really stood out to me in an overall fantastic article by Philosopher and Business Consultant Matthew Stewart: “Next to analysis, communication skills must count among the most important for future masters of the universe. To their credit, business schools do stress these skills, and force their students to engage in make-believe presentations to one another. On the whole, however, management education has been less than a boon for those who value free and meaningfulRead More
corporate culture

Posted On October 14, 2015By Patricia PalleschiIn Missions

Soul-Sucking Or Awesome? Your Culture, Your Choice!

by Pat Palleschi, Ph.D., President of the Executive Agency… Employees often tell me that the culture of an organization can encourage them to be productive or be so soul-sucking that they’re dying (figuratively, I hope) to leave. Culture is one powerful aspect of your organization… and it doesn’t take a penny to improve. Here’s how. What is “Organization Culture,” anyway? If it were a game of hide and seek, culture is hard to hide and easy to find. Sociologists describe culture as a “social identity built on group membership” (adaptedRead More