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If you discipline staff more than you promote them, is it time to rethink your HR policy?
An organisation’s policies and rules show the internal culture. If the documents are written to protect the organisation first and the employee second, you know there may be a flawed culture. The policies set the framework for rewards and punishments. … Continue reading
Posted in culture, learning organisation, management Tagged bonus structures, Human resources, leadership, management, Organizational culture, Performance management, Senior management, unspoken dialogue Comments Off on If you discipline staff more than you promote them, is it time to rethink your HR policy?
Which is more difficult? To admit your mistakes or to admit someone else was right?
Perhaps the hardest thing to do at work (and in life) is to admit when someone is right, especially if you disagreed with them. In many books on management and learning organizations, we hear about the need to admit when … Continue reading
Posted in change, culture, learning organisation, management Tagged Decision making, leadership, learning, Learning organization, management theorists, Organizational culture Comments Off on Which is more difficult? To admit your mistakes or to admit someone else was right?
What a photocopier tells you about your corporate culture
Many times leaders will ask themselves how they can tell the morale of their troops. Sure signs of bad morale are easy to spot. We see slumped shoulders, people looking at their shoes, people not picking up after themselves and … Continue reading
Posted in change, culture, management Tagged corporate culture, culture change, leadership, management 2 Comments
Reducing the Deficit: Leadership and the challenge of deficit thinking in management
One thing I have been noticed is how managers and leaders approach problems. In a previous job, I had a couple of projects that were technically challenging and had to get sign off from a number of managers before being … Continue reading
Posted in change, culture, management Tagged leadership, management, Middle management, Strategic Management 2 Comments
Three reasons why Apple will disappear by 2020: What Machiavelli tells us about managing Apple’s future.
Apple is changing with Steven Jobs stepping down from his current CEO role to become Chairman of the Board. In doing so, he presents Apple with a challenge and one that all companies have to face. How do you replace … Continue reading
Posted in change, creative destruction, innovation, path dependency, relative success, renewal Tagged Apple, failure, fortune, leadership, Machiavelli, management, Steve Jobs, succession 1 Comment