David Maister posted another great article today relating to the almost relentless quest for corporate growth in todays marketplace. David writes: In most companies and firms, it is taken as a matter of unexamined faith that the organization must grow. A related article of faith is hat size matters â€“ in marketing, in recruiting, in … Read more Growth at all cost?
In a 2003 article in Harvard Business Review, the article titled “The Five Minds of a Manager” written by Jonathan Gosling and Henry Mintzberg, the authors address the question of the mindset of managers. The authors believe that there is too much emphasis on Leadership and not enough on Management within most organizations today when … Read more Manager Mindsets
A story broke on Tuesday December 5th in the Dallas morning News (DMN) about the Dallas Independent School District’s new head of the Office of District Integrity, David Fryar, did not have his CPA license as he stated on his resume. According to the DMN: Mr. Fryar’s rÃ©sumÃ© and application stated that he is a … Read more Dallas School Integrity Chief may lack integrity
I was just reading through one of my favorite blogs (David Maister’s People, Passion and Principles) and was delighted to read about David listening to former Pepsi executive Craig Weatherup discuss leadership. According to all reports of Mr. Weatherup’s character, he is a a down-to-earth, low-key kind of person who practices a hands-on approach to … Read more Craig Weatherup on Leadership
Prior to reading the new Businessweek (Dec 11th 2006), I ran across Web Worker Daily’s (WWD) post about the article and the way in which Best Buy is “revolutionizing” the workplace with their “Results Oriented Work Environment” (ROWE). First off, thanks to WWD for bringing this article to my attention as it usually takes me … Read more Best Buy’s “revolutionary” way of working
Was reading a post on David Maister’s blog about the method in which Pfizer may or may not be using email to let their workforce know if they are part of the 2000 employees being let go. The post got me to thinking about using technology (e.g., email) to communicate a message such as this … Read more How to handle Layoff’s