Last Updated Apr 30, 2008 12:49 AM EDT
But here's a wise one on the sins of project management
. I found 'stubborness" particularly honest, and that these sins could apply beyond projects.
There are no lack of entries around management sins. In fact, Google Books has a partial copy of the 1997 edition of "The 7 Fatal Management Sins," by John Collis (sample sin: short-term scare mentality).
The Game Dev blog cites managers for sins like being a dictator, not giving credit and picking the wrong team. Commadot has a short and sweet three-entry list, starting with micromanagement. The Slow Leadership blog takes on Macho management and categorizes almost a dozen of its ills.
Upping the ante, Grockit blogs about 13 common sins of management by Russell Ackoff and Herbert Addison, which includes a link to their free book.
Frankly, most of these things sound like foibles, to me. Is there really such a thing as a fatal management sin?