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My feeling about executive bonuses is that any candidate for a chief executive job who even raises the issue of bonuses should be dismissed out…
Often, M.B.A.s will parachute around from one company or industry to another, without really understanding what’s behind it.
If the private sectors are about markets and the public sectors are about governments, then the plural sector is about communities.
What I have against M.B.A.s is the assumption that you come out of a two-year program probably never having been a manager – at least…
We’re all flawed, but basically, effective managers are people whose flaws are not fatal under the circumstances. Maybe the best managers are simply ordinary, healthy…
Technologies tend to undermine community and encourage individualism.
So technologies, whether it is a telephone or an iPhone, computers in general or automobiles, television even, all individualize us. We all sit in front…
Basically, managing is about influencing action. Managing is about helping organizations and units to get things done, which means action. Sometimes, managers manage actions directly.…
The great myth is the manager as orchestra conductor. It’s this idea of standing on a pedestal and you wave your baton and accounting comes…
This obsession with leadership… It’s not neutral; it’s American, this idea of the heroic leader who comes in on a white horse to save the…
What you get out of an M.B.A. programme, no matter how much experience, is functional tools and understanding in disciplines: you’ll understand economics, you’ll understand…
I describe management as arts, crafts and science. It is a practice that draws on arts, craft and science and there is a lot of…
Managers who don’t lead are quite discouraging, but leaders who don’t manage don’t know what’s going on. It’s a phony separation that people are making…
You can teach all sorts of things that improve the practice of management with people who are managers. What you cannot do is teach management…
Companies are communities. There’s a spirit of working together. Communities are not a place where a few people allow themselves to be singled out as…
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