Manifestos tagged with Management

Why We Don’t Get the Leaders We Say We Want
Sept. 16, 2015 - By: Jeffrey Pfeffer
“The state of workplaces can only be described as dire. Moreover, there is no evidence that things are getting better over time. What gives? And maybe more importantly for those people worried about companies and their people, is there any hope for a better future?”
Political Savvy is a Leadership Skill
Sept. 16, 2015 - By: Bonnie Marcus
“Imagine for a minute, a workplace where everyone is aligned with business objectives; where everyone understands the value they contribute; an environment where people actively seek to build mutually beneficial relationships across the organization. In other words, a workplace of politically savvy individuals.”
Thinking Our Way Out of the Darkness
Sept. 16, 2015 - By: Angie McArthur & Dr. Dawna Markova
“We take for granted that intelligence occurs within our own minds. We don’t realize that it also occurs between us. What keeps us from tapping into that intelligence and communicating effectively is that most of us don’t know how to think with people who think differently than we do.”
Solving The Wrong Problems: Why Behaviors Don’t Change In Organizations
Sept. 16, 2015 - By: Todd M. Warner
“Organizational success seems to breed inertia and a status quo that is self-destructive. The stability that organizations establish in the name of efficiency and operating protocol domesticates employees, and sets in place a web of factors that conspire against behavioral change.”
We Are All a Bit Delusional
Aug. 5, 2015 - By: Dan Gregory & Kieran Flanagan
“Unfortunately, most of us can’t be above average—the math just doesn’t work. Now clearly, some people are aware that we’re below average in some areas of our lives, even believe that we’re below average on the whole, but overwhelmingly, human beings are a little delusional when it comes to their conception of their own competence.”
Social Drive: How You Can Create Positive Change, Right Now
Aug. 5, 2015 - By: Paul Shoemaker
“I don’t want to do anything to deter anyone from believing there is power in the group, in the network. I’m not a fan of false, egotistical, self-centered ‘heroes’ either. But I do believe that the positive social impact one person can create has never been clearer, stronger, and more urgent.”
Transforming Business—Successfully
July 8, 2015 - By: Satish P. Subramanian
“Enterprises need to constantly innovate business models, products, services, processes, and systems to maintain a strong competitive position in the market-place. [But] Enterprises everywhere are experiencing the ‘business outcome gap’ … the difference between desired business outcomes and realized business outcomes.”
The Genius of Teams
July 8, 2015 - By: Rich Karlgaard & Michael S. Malone
“More than ever, business success now comes down to teams. The pace of change is now accelerating so quickly that more traditional, large organizations simply cannot react quickly enough to new challenges arriving in swarms from around the globe. That makes them hugely vulnerable.”
Leadership Muscles For The New Multi-Polar World
June 10, 2015 - By: Gurnek Bains
“The leadership teams of many multi-nationals were often literally a pale reflection of the international community, but slowly increasing diversity is evident in boardrooms and senior teams. But how do you deepen this diversity and make it work productively?”
AIWATT and the Empty Boat
June 10, 2015 - By: Marshall Goldsmith
“I have a first principle for becoming the person you want to be. Follow it and it will dramatically shrink your daily volume of stress, conflict, unpleasant debate, and wasted time. It is phrased in the form of a question you should be asking yourself in any situation where you must choose to either engage or 'let it go.'”

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