Troy Worman has a good posting compiling some mortal sins of management from a couple of other bloggers (Rosa at Talking Story), (Madame Haneberg of Management Craft) and adding one of his own.
I added one of my own as a comment on his posting.
Doesn't get it - refuses to listen, won't look at something unless it is in his/her acceptable format, will spend hours redoing work to get it his/her way.
Unfortunately, there are probably others.
Curt Rosengren in a posting on Worthwhile's blog envisions a series of books on the Great Mistakes. But if we follow the advice in Tom Asacker's posting today (from a comment on Tom Peters blog that recommends that we should read fewer books) this series of books will not be succeed in selling a lot of copies.
While I agree with AJ Hoge's idea in principle, I prefer to take all things in moderation. If all we do is read books, then I agree we should read less. If we read one a month, then that is probably a good thing.
However, just reading a book is not enough. It needs to be digested and discussed. Only then can the concepts it presents become understood and accepted or rejected. Tim Sanders in Love is the Next Killer App has some good advice on the process around reading a books, absorbing its ideas, sharing them, having the discussion.
Book reviews enable this discussion.
Blogging also enables this discussion.
We can relate the book to our experience, both good and bad.
There is value to figuring out what went wrong and learning from it.
How did that quote go:
Those who don't remember the past are condemned to repeat it.
Read, share, learn, enjoy!
What do you think?