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I'm a Manager, I Manage People

Ok, stop.  I mean it.  Stop this moment.

Is a manager supposed to manage people?  NO.

You, dear manager, are supposed to focus on creating an environment that enables people to excel at their job.   320 more words

Design And Architecture

Appearances Can Be Deceiving

I’m a Theory Y guy.  I may be näive in my outlook but I’m just a Theory Y guy.  I believe that most (not many) people want to do a good job wherever they are.   523 more words

Software Development

I'm a Manager, I Fix Problems

Well depending on what type of organization you are trying to help create, that could be a problem.

For business agility via Agile or Lean methods (remember methods are… 609 more words

Software Development

Creating a Continuous Improvement Culture Requires More Than Logic

There are very few people in business who would argue with the value of continual improvement.  Whether following the principles of lean or not, leaders regularly talk about the importance of improving processes, products, and services.  809 more words

Leadership

Engagement and Continuous Improvement-a Little Help?

I’m looking into formally re-entering the world of continuous improvement. Because fit is so important for employer and employee alike, I’ve been giving this a hard look. 629 more words

Engagement Et Al

Method in the Madness?

Deming was fond of saying, “By what method?”

In other words, if you want to see performance improvements you need to have an actual  466 more words

Systems Thinking

Business Strategy Made Simple!

There are two camps of people: those whom business strategy comes naturally to and those whom it doesn’t. At the same time, once the decision making process has been broken down into its steps and the mechanics are understood, business strategy becomes rather simple. 710 more words

Business Management