Are You a Good Manager?

Last Updated Apr 24, 2008 10:39 PM EDT

I've stirred the pot with my post Sink or Swim Business, which looks at some of the management ideas of Ralph Sink. While I note several of his comments, the incendiary part of the post seems to be my opening line, which includes the words "fire all the managers."

The comments are heated, and one trotted out the statistic that perhaps 80 percent of people think their managers are not good at their jobs. So, let's do an informal poll and see whether readers like their managers.

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  • Michael Fitzgerald

    Michael Fitzgerald writes about innovation and other big ideas in business for publications like the New York Times, The Economist, Fast Company, Inc. and CIO. He’s worked as a writer or editor at Red Herring, ZDNet, TechTV and Computerworld, and has received numerous awards as a writer and editor. Most recently, his piece on the hacker collective the l0pht won the 2008 award for best trade piece from the American Society of Journalists and Authors. He was also a 2007 Templeton-Cambridge Journalism Fellow in Science and Religion.