management

Great Management Questions

What questions should entrepreneurs ask themselves if they want to improve their companies?” Earlier this year, business thought-leaders including Jim CollinsMarshall Goldsmith, and Gary Hamel were asked this question and their responses were published in In

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Even in an Age of Uncertainty, Managers Still Must Decide

Most managers take it for granted that the world has become much more volatile and complex and that we need to constantly adapt. The days when we could simply plan and execute a strategy and hope to effectively compete are long gone.

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Drop the Hammer on Bad Managers!

Today I'm pleased to share Part 2 of a three-part series co-authored with Peter Haid of E Source.

In Part 1, Peter wrote about revisiting your corporate engagement initiatives to identify areas of improvement and to ensure that you have buy-in across the board for any change initiatives.

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Managing by Anarchy

I've done a fair bit of work over the past couple of years on how organisations can adapt structures and resourcing to better equip themselves for the world in which we find ourselves, and so I'm always interested to read about approaches that challenge the norm.

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Manifestos > Mission Statements in a Connected Age – 5 Reasons Why, 10 Faves and 12 Tips to Write Them Well

Now I’m going to count to 5, could you please tell me what the guiding vision/direction of your company is …right…NOW…5,4,3,2,1…. Awwww, too bad, I was so hoping you could play it back to me.

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The Difference Between Management and Leadership

'One of my all-time favorite quotes is from Albert Einstein: “There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.” I like to lean toward the latter, and I’m definitely drawn to other people who do the same.' Jeff Weiner, LinkedIn

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Strategic Innovation and the Quest to Reinvent Management

I spoke at a number of conferences the last few weeks on the same topic of Strategic Innovation in the Age of Reinvention. Reinvention is the word as every individual, practicing professional, multi-nationals, non-profits, education institution and government ought to be thinking about “reinvention”. We desperately need to “totally reinvent ourselves” in order to transform our economy, organizations, politics and societies.

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Let the Managers Go

Post by: Sigurd Rinde

Fire the managers and purge the language of the term "management". Long live leaders and let everybody manage themselves.

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Strategic Software vs Non-strategic Software

Post by: Sigurd Rinde

I can just as well be upfront about it and invite ridicule at once: There is no business / enterprise software that is first and foremost built to enable strategies, and thus could be termed "strategic".

Let's look at some characteristics that could help to discern the difference between non-strategic business software and potentially strategic business software:

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Open, Trusting, Generous: Review of Monkeys With Typewriters, a Book on Leadership

As I made my way through the first third of Monkeys with Typewriters, I was vaguely aware of a tut-tutting from my inner voice, an occasional rolling of my inner eye. "Sheesh, this social media stuff wants to be seen as shiny, new and transformative," they seemed to be saying, "but really it's just another episode in the gradual chipping away at the old Fordist, Taylorist, command-and-control model of the enterprise."

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