Management

09Dec 2015

Hang on… That’s wrong. Surely management is about you, the team. Surely managers need to be focused on other people: their suppliers, customers, partners, colleagues, subordinates, bosses… even their peers. And so you do. And no-one likes a self-absorbed solipsist. Me, me, me: no. That’s just wrong. But is it? Let’s take a closer look […]

02Dec 2015
Warren Bennis Manager or Leader / Management vs Leadership

Manager or Leader? On of the most familiar components of management and leadership training is Warren Bennis’s comparison between leadership and management. Managers promote change, but it is the role of leaders to design it. Managers need to take effective action, while leaders need to ensure that their actions are meaningful. What role would you […]

25Nov 2015

When I was at Deloitte, there was one aspect of promotion that often let down the business, our staff, our clients, and the people promoted. Don’t get me wrong, the London consultancy was full of excellent people (hi there if you’re reading). And, without a doubt, almost all promotions were on merit. Sometimes we got it […]

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