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My Last Post: Au Revoir, Perhaps Not Adieu


It amazes me that I have kept this blog for over seven years now. My first post, on Blogspot as M.A.M.A. Curmudgeon, went live in November 2011. In November 2012, I moved the blog to WordPress, under the headline “Sara Rickover, Behind the Corporate Veil.” I posted weekly for many years, and moved to twice a month in September 2017. In total, I’ve written 334 posts (including this one).

Despite the titles, this blog has always been about more than being an outspoken curmudgeon or about providing corporate insights. It has been my way to speak about leadership, management, politics, legal issues, and other business and public topics of interest to me.

I still have things to say on these topics. But I am winding down my career as a mediator and human resources consultant. Maintaining a regular social media presence on these topics is no longer as important to me, and I can no longer justify spending the time on regular posts.

So this is my last scheduled post on this blog. I will still probably be active on Facebook as Sara Rickover, Author, and on Twitter as @SaraRickover. So follow me on these sites if you’re interested in seeing the articles I curate and in what I have to say.

And who knows? I may write—in fact, I’m hoping to write—a sequel to my novel Playing the Game, so follow me on my Amazon Central page also.

My thanks to all readers who have followed this blog and commented on posts. You have made this seven-year-long effort worthwhile.

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My 200th Post: A Retrospective, a Thank-You, and a Request


post-milestone-200-2xWordPress tells me this is my 200th post. I have been posting regularly (weekly or so) since November 2011. I’ve taken a couple of short breaks, but for the most part, every Monday there has been a new post, and sometimes another later in the week.

I am proud of the blog and how it has developed over the past three and one-half years. To give myself a pat on the back, I’m linking to some of my favorite posts. Please take a few minutes to review them. I hope you enjoy the posts, whether you are reading them again, or for the first time.

Humility and Leadership: Knowing Thyself

Systematic Neglect: Choose Your Priorities and Accept the Consequences

How Managers Can Impact Employee Retention

Making the Tough Calls: It’s What Leaders Do

Change the Organization’s Design To Get Different Results; But Be Careful . . . You Will Get What You Design

Situational Leadership Theory: It’s Just Common Sense

And, as we approach the middle of 2015, I’ll leave you with one more link:

Mid-Year Self-Assessment (It’s Not Just About Performance Objectives)

If you have not started a self-assessment of how your 2015 is going, I hope you will begin one now. As for me, I have certain things I am proud of this year, and certain regrets that projects are behind schedule. At this time, I am formalizing my commitment to weekly posts here.

I appreciate the interest readers have shown in this blog—each and every comment. I want the blog to address the everyday needs of corporate managers and leaders.

So my request is:

What would you like to see more of on this blog? Less of? I will try to accommodate your interests.

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