Manifestos tagged with Management


Comparing Apple to Plastic Bricks: Why Steve Jobs Was Great for Products, but Lousy as a Management Model
Sept. 11, 2013 - By: David Robertson
“Ignore all the lessons about innovation management that you might be tempted to learn from business press articles about Apple. There are much better examples for you to consider. One of the best is LEGO. Yes, the plastic brick company.”
The Biology of the Bottom Line
Aug. 7, 2013 - By: Frank Forencich
“In a knowledge-based economy, neuro-intellectual assets are vital and may well be more important than conventional, tangible assets. After all, you can always buy a new aircraft or computer, but precious human experience, gained over the course of years or decades, may well be irreplaceable.”
The 8 Blind Spots Between Men and Women at Work
July 10, 2013 - By: Barbara Annis & John Gray, Ph.D.
“We need a new level of conversation, to include each other and participate with each other more successfully. We need a better understanding of why men and women think and act as they do, to see the strength in the complement of those differences. We need to be more gender-intelligent.”
Qualities of a High Value Player
(or, How to Rise Above the Suffering in Your Work Life)

July 10, 2013 - By: Cy Wakeman
“People have come to believe that suffering is a part of working life. But it is still possible to find people who are performing well and are happy. This article will provide you with some tips for how you too can be a happy, high performer—a high value player.”
Jazz-Leadership
June 5, 2013 - By: Penelope Tobin
“Traditional leadership has long looked like the orchestral conductor. But we’re living within a whirlwind of change, and the authoritarian individual, working to a fixed, detailed plan from a detached position of control, isn’t equipped to deal with it. [...] We need leadership in a new groove—jazz-leadership.”
Right or Kind? Navigating the Soft Skills Revolution
June 5, 2013 - By: Maxine Kamin
“Do we care about talking to each other anymore, or are we settling for mostly texts, emails, tweets, and electronic quickies? [...] Let’s regroup and think about the advantages of face-to-face communication, what might get in the way, and types of skills that promote cooperation.”
How to Get Employees to Manage Themselves
June 5, 2013 - By: Cali Ressler & Jody Thompson
“Employees don’t leave companies. They leave managers. [...] There has to be a better way to improve employee and manager relationships in order to maximize business success. The answer is simple. Manage the work, not the people.”
The Art of Adherence
May 15, 2013 - By: Lee J. Colan, PhD & Julie Davis-Colan
“Achieving adherence is simple but not necessarily easy. It takes skill and creativity to continually nurture focus, competence, and passion with your team. This is why we call it the art of adherence.”
It's Smart to Suck (Sometimes)
April 10, 2013 - By: Jake Breeden
“Pride pulls us to do things well, and shame pushes us away from doing things poorly. But in certain critical times—especially when it’s time to do something new—these emotions push and pull us in unwise directions. Sometimes doing your very best is the very worst decision. In fact, sometimes it’s smart to suck.”
Customer Service is Not a Department
April 10, 2013 - By: Lee Cockerell
“As an executive, you may never see or speak to a customer, but you model how they should be treated with every interaction you have, with vendors, creditors, suppliers, and especially your employees. Treat everyone with sincerity and respect and it will trickle down to your customers.”



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