"These tweets do not represent the views of my employer." What does it say about companies who require employees to post this on their Twitter? What does it say about the employees who think this will make them look good at work?
Personable and professional are not mutually exclusive -- rather, they are complementary. If you are frustrated with not getting important information on a timely basis from your people, it helps to suspect your own level of approachability.
Where is the innovation in America's workforce? The answer is in the question. American history is replete with examples of people with great potential who have been overlooked or under-challenged by their managers.
I'm constantly seeking ways to help business owners and corporate leaders free themselves of certain day-to-day duties so they can grow their companies. Hence, delegation and having great teamwork are crucial.
If we really believe that we are on the "Edge of Glory," most of what we experience at work will end up seeming like the edge of mediocrity. This is the challenge of managing people in a time of extreme narcissism.
Machiavelli's theory of "the end justifies the means" may sound interesting when you're sitting in a college lecture hall, but it has a hollow ring when you have to spend 8-10 hours a day around an employee that is bullying everyone.