“Let’s sit you down in front of a video camera and and ask a simple question: What is the biggest mistake a leader can make? What’s your answer? My initial response, after pondering the recent fates of Tony Hayward, Mark
Though simply, yet provocative and crucial to consider next time you write an email or deliver a presentation! “The speaker had just been introduced. A slide behind him had his name and institution on it. A program in each member
“Business guru Peter Drucker called management “the most important innovation of the 20th century.” It was well-justified praise. Techniques for running large corporations, pioneered by men like Alfred Sloan of General Motors and refined at a bevy of elite business schools, helped fuel a century of unprecedented global prosperity.
But can this great 20th century innovation survive and thrive in the 21st? Evidence suggests: Probably not. “Modern” management is nearing its existential moment.
Corporations, whose leaders portray themselves as champions of the free market, were in fact created to circumvent that market. They were an answer to the challenge of organizing thousands of people in different places and with different skills to perform large and complex tasks, like building automobiles or providing nationwide telephone service.
Interesting to understand the parameters that add to the cost of replacing employees! Article by Scott Allen. Full article is available here: http://www.openforum.com/idea-hub/topics/money/article/the-high-cost-of-employee-turnover-scott-allen ”It’s impossible to be all things to all people. No matter how great your company is, it’s
Artists usually ask the help of friends, visitors or even strangers for quick views on their paintings and artwork. Graphic designers follow the same practice. They relate it to the need of fresh eye. Our minds become just after 30
Interesting report by Gartner! Read it online at Gartner.com. “By 2012, Companies with the Top 25 Percent Earnings Growth Will Have an Entrepreneurial CIO Egham, UK, January 11, 2010 — The impact of an entrepreneurial CIO is greatest when the
Good articulation of McGregor X & Y Theory and nice addition by having the U and T. The full article can be read on Booz&Company here.
“Management theory books and disaster films have something in common. Both confront the prospect of the near-total destruction of life as we know it. In the movies, the hero invariably realizes what must be done and saves the world just before the credits roll. In management books, the chosen manager masters the correct theory just in time to avert business catastrophe. On screen, happy endings are unremarkable — it’s just entertainment, after all. But in the real world, real companies make real decisions based on the theories authors propose in their management books. Why should one assume that things always end well?