Topic: Management

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Managing Organizations As Learning Portfolios

Metaphors and images are powerful tools that mirror and shape how we perceive and interact with the world. The presumptions we carry about people, …

Large-Scale Projects as Complex Systems: Managing “Scope Creep”

C.Northcote Parkinson’s now famous adage, “Work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion,” may be overly optimistic. Unfortunately, work tends …

Leading Innovation: A Five-base Game

Over the last several years, the concept of innovation has increasingly been recognized as a key factor for business success. Where in the past, …

Manage by Means, Not Results

Etion line may churn out three different car models in 10 different colors. Sounds inefficient, doesn’t it? At the very least, Toyota’s shop floors …

Working in an Unhappy Place: Reengaging Disaffected Employees Through Conflict Resolution

Why can’t we all just get along?” asked Rodney King famously, echoing the sentiments of many of us who have at some point or …

A Systems View of the Economic Crisis

One of many recent articles on the current financial crisis noted that it could only have occurred because so many people were willing to …

Whom Do You Trust?

There’s something about trusting people — and having people trust us — that is exciting. It’s a part of human nature to give and …

Organizational Politics: Using Your Power for Good

What do you think of when you consider corporate politics? Do you think of backstabbing, gossip, and self-interest, or do you think of alliance …

Learning to Create New Knowledge

For many people, the purpose of pursuing organizational learning is to create new knowledge for competitive advantage. Although researchers and managers alike often assume …

Stimulating “Leaderful” Change in a Senior Management Network

Chief administrators from enterprises within the educational sector are lamenting what has been called “the perfect economic storm,” caused by the unfortunate confluence of …