Posts tagged with the category Management
Who's a Stakeholder?
Early in my consulting career I had the opportunity to assist one of our most senior consultants on a substantial project. My company had been asked to support the restructuring of a global Fortune 100 consumer products goods company. The company had decided to centralize the technology function by creating a shared services structure....
Is Radical Management Really so Radical?
At first glance Steven Denning’s new book struck me as offering revolutionary suggestions to organizational life-as-we-know-it: after all, it's called The Leader’s Guide to Radical Management: Reinventing the Workplace. The workplace certainly needs to be reinvented—and Denning is a well-known author who has worked with...
The First Lesson of Effective 21st-century Leadership: Stop Being the Boss
As a leader and entrepreneur I often want people to do as I say and not give me their opinion or disagree. So often we’d get through things much faster and I that way. But I try not to give in to that easy solution because I’ve learned, time and time again, that without my team’s input and feedback, I am wandering around in the...
Being a Humanist in a Dark Age
These are not good times for idealists – and they’re taking it out on everyone else. As Jonathan Alter recently wrote, there are two strains of progressives: idealists who feel that doing the right thing is everything, and who prefer being right to getting results; and pragmatists focused on moving forward, who make deals...
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