Tag: Management

What kills change?

A question many managers often ask is “Why do so many big change projects fail?” It’s not so much the steps they take – all follow the same basic steps when under way viz: Record facts Examine findings Develop solutions   But, as detailed in the book ‘Productivity Knowhow’, where most go wrong is with …

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Hire better managers

Vipula Gandhi, a Managing Partner at Gallup, has joined in the productivity debate with a new No Recovery report seeking reasons for the growth of USA GDP per capita (a measure of prosperity) having slowed from highs of 3% in the 1960s to only 0.5% now He argues that: A lack of major technological or …

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Absentee leaders are worst of all

 A surprising insight by Scott Gregory, CEO of Hogan Assessment Systems, was recently published in the prestigious Harvard Business Review – extracts follow A young friend recently remarked that the worst boss he ever had would provide him with feedback that always consisted of “you’re doing a great job” but they both knew it wasn’t true — the …

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