This is an absolute gem by Hillary Johnson… The subtitle “It's time to throw Sun Tzu out with the trash” is what hooked me.
She's quoting from Cheryl Mendelson and Harry Bates' Home Comforts : The Art And Science Of Keeping House — which looks like a book to grab.
Sun Tzu wrote “The Art of War” and is widely quoted by management gurus as the font of all wisdom. Hillary blows that notion up in this piece, drawing extensively on ideas from “Home Comforts.” I'm not gonna extract the list, you have to go read this one yourself.
I spent a long time managing by avoiding the behavior of Dilbert's boss. Now I've got a new light to follow. Completely right on…