If you’re interested in Evidence-Based Management (EBM), check out this site, by two of my favourite authors, Jeffrey Pfeffer and Bob Sutton.

Here’s a taste of their of their Five Principles of EBM:

  1. Face the hard facts, and build a culture in which people are encouraged to tell the truth, even if it is unpleasant. 
  2. … you’ll need to check out their site for yourself … 🙂

Also, consider checking out their books, down-to-earth common (or not so common) sense. I’ve bought, read, and learnt lots from:

Pfeffer and Sutton:

  • Hard Facts: Dangerous Half-Truths & Total Nonsense
  • The Knowing-Doing Gap: How Smart Companies Turn Knowledge Into Action


  • What Were They Thinking? Unconventional Wisdom About Management
  • The Human Equation: Building Profits by Putting People First


  • Good Boss, Bad Boss: How to Be the Best… and Learn From the Worst
  • The No Asshole Rule: Building a Civilised Workplace and Surviving One That Isn’t