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When should managers insert themselves into a messy situation

Bob Sutton’s Work Matters Blog continues to be one of my best sources of managerial insight. One of the challenges of managing is choosing whether and when to intervene in your organization (presuming that micro-management is not your goal). In this recent excellent post, Sutton offers the distinction between two classic acronyms as an excellent diagnostic […]

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Review of Bob Sutton’s "Good Boss, Bad Boss"

Good Boss, Bad Boss: How to Be the Best… and Learn from the Worst, Sutton, Robert I. I’m becoming a fanboy of Bob Sutton, an engineering professor at Stanford who co-founded the d.school there. It started when i read The Knowing-Doing Gap : How Smart Companies Turn Knowledge into Action, which he co-authored with organizational […]

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Leadership and knowledge workers

Here’s a typically thought provoking session from TED. Conductor Itay Talgam uses videos of conductors leading performances as a launching point for reflecting on leadership.   For organizations that depend on the active and creative engagement of their knowledge workers (who doesn’t), Talgam’s perspective is especially relevant.

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Gary Hamel and innovations in management

The Future of Management, Hamel, Gary   Gary Hamel has been an astute observer of organizations and management for several decades now. For all the reasons that seemed to make sense at the time, this book sat on my shelf for a while before I got to it. Based on the current state of the […]

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