Seems to be more sabre rattling in the news - threats of an election here in Canada with all parties positioning so that they aren't the one pulling the plug on the current session. Question is - who to believe, who to pick? Harvey Schacter's blog in today's Globe and Mail Business section offers some tips on how to spot a bad manager. Some of his indicators are secrecy, addiction to consultants, and choosing weaker recruits to avoid feeling threatened. Interesting, especially if you assess our current leaders using these criteria. Should they at least be good managers, and ideally also good leaders? What's the difference?