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The Art (NOT Science) of Management–and its Cousin Leadership

Drucker

 

It seems that a number of people want to be scientists, or at least in the sense of ostensibly adding credibility to their respective field of work. Economists (of which I’ve been a practitioner since 1982) and those in the leadership field (yours truly since the early nineties) covet the science moniker. Adding the word “science” adds a certain cachet to one’s profession.

Six Enablers to Building Organizational Change Adaptability

Desert

 

Have you had enough?

Of change that is.

As 86 year-old American poet and author Maya Angelou once said, “If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.”

Introduce the Right Hand to the Left: 10 Lessons in Customer Service

Hands shakingI decided it was time to get a new smart phone. My three year-old HTC Evo, while a solid device, was getting increasingly slow, neurotic at times and heavy to carry.

Don’t Let Your Comfort Zone Be a Prison For Your Achievements!

prisonOur comfort zone is not our friend, it keeps us as a prisoner and stops us from achieving our full potential.

It seems to be designed to make us settle where we are, like a comfortable chair which is difficult to get out of.

Square Astronaut, Round Hole: Sweat the Small Stuff!

Hadfield 1

 

“Don’t sweat the small stuff.”

We’ve heard that expression a lot in the past and still occasionally today. It was made popular in the self-help and pseudo leadership literature in the nineties. Indeed, one compact book went by that title, written by Richard Carlson in 1997.

Leadership 2013: An All-Star Female Line Up!

MalalaAnother year has come and gone by in a flash. Unexpected events, too many to list, struck from all sides. One of the year’s big events was the human calamity in Syria, which has passed the two-year mark and with over 130,000 civilians killed.

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