Manifestos tagged with Management


Gravy Train or Train Wreck? Which Leadership Train Are You On?
July 23, 2014 - By: Kirk Dando
“All leaders are conductors, steering their corporate ‘trains’ onward, upward and ever forward with knowledge, experience, confidence and enthusiasm—and, above all else, passion and a sure and steady hand. So ... exactly what kind of train are you running here?”
The Four Faces of Change: A Tool for Change Readiness
July 23, 2014 - By: Kevin Allen
“I don’t believe much in change ‘management.’ That suggests we have the power to change forces much greater that we are. I do very much believe in change readiness—preparing yourself and your team for the opportunities that change affords.”
Against the Odds: Startups that Make It
June 11, 2014 - By: Derek Lidow
“It is one of our saddest economic statistics: More than half small businesses fail within a few years of startup. ... I think that the solution is deceptively simple: entrepreneurs should stop thinking so much about the idea behind the business and focus instead on how to lead it.”
How to Unlock Employee Ideas to Power Your Organization
June 11, 2014 - By: Alan G. Robinson & Dean M. Schroeder
“It is time to change the way we run our organizations. Today, a growing number of organizations are becoming very good at promoting front-line ideas, and as a result are reaching extraordinary levels of performance.”
The Accelerating Organization: In a Faster Moving World, We Need Speed and Agility to Keep Up
June 11, 2014 - By: John P. Kotter
“Organizations everywhere are struggling to keep up with the accelerating pace of change—let alone get ahead of it. The stakes—the financial, social, environmental, and political consequences—are rising in a similar exponential way.”
Make Your Company Smarter
May 14, 2014 - By: Geoffrey James
“Corporate culture is like the banks of a river and the behaviors in the corporation are like water that flows inside those banks. Over time, these behaviors dig the channel deeper, reinforcing the culture, which in turn reinforces the behaviors. The deeper the channel, the harder it is to change behaviors ... ”
Flowing to the River of Ultimate Performance: The Science of Productivity
May 14, 2014 - By: Steven Kotler
“In flow, we are so focused on the task at hand that everything else falls away. Action and awareness merge. Time flies. Self vanishes. All aspects of performance—mental and physical—go through the roof. ... It’s high-speed problem solving; it’s being swept away by the river of ultimate performance.”
The Magic Triangle of Company and Career Health
May 14, 2014 - By: Rich Karlgaard
“The soft edge of business is the side of deeper human longings and values. ... Not surprisingly, the soft edge is the most underestimated and oft-neglected side of the triangle. But do not dismiss the soft edge. It is the source of enduring strength.”
Strategic Thinking: A Framework for Individual Executives to Elevate Business
April 16, 2014 - By: Rich Horwath
“The inability to effectively navigate strategy challenges can have devastating long-term effects on an organization. ... While it’s convenient to blame an organization’s failings on external factors such as the economy, decisions about strategy account for failure a whopping 70 percent of the time.”
Finding Excellence: How to Give and Be Our Best Every Day
April 16, 2014 - By: Harry Paul & John Britt
“What many call excellence is actually average incognito. So the first step is to come to know what this elusive term called excellence really is. Once you view excellence in its purest form, then you can set your course with a compass that clearly shows if you are on the right path.”



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