TGIF – New Year: Break The Rules

January 4, 2013 by Bill Bradley

As the week winds down, we wind down with some tidbits for your information, education, health, and enjoyment.

Quote of the Week: “I am free, no matter what rules surround me. If I find them tolerable, I tolerate them; if I find them too obnoxious, I break them. I am free because I know that I alone am morally responsible for everything I do.” Robert A. Heinlein

Humor Break: “If I’d observed all the rules, I’d never have got anywhere.” Marilyn Monroe

Stat of the Week: 5 Work Rules You Should Break.  Very short slide show with 1-paragraph explanation for each of the five slides.  If you are still in the mood to set some goals for yourself in this new year, give this site a quick look.  Might prompt some self-development ideas.

Action Tip: Ask yourself this question: “What in my life looks like a rule, but is simply a restraint in disguise?”

Self-Development Corner: Ready for an MBA level course?  Check out Microeconomics for Managers.  This is a 10-week FREE online course from the University of California, Irvine.  It promises to be a mental workout and stretch, but doable for those with a career path that will require this knowledge.

“This course is designed to introduce students to basic microeconomic theory at a relatively rapid pace without the use of complicated mathematics. The focus will be on fundamental economic principles that can be used by managers to think about business problems, including those that arise from coordinating workers and managers inside firms and from dealing with outside market forces and government policies.”



Bill Bradley (mostly) retired after 35 years in organizational consulting, training and management development. During those years he worked internally with seven organizations and trained and consulted externally with more than 90 large and small businesses, government agencies, hospitals and schools.

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