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"Better" is about value, not speed

It’s very reasonable to ask how a development team can improve; it’s not reasonable to ask how it can go faster. Most senior managers want their teams to improve, and there’s nothing wrong with that; the team members themselves usually want to do things better, too. 299 more words

Working Practices

Henry Mintzberg: Gadfly Generalist

Henry Mintzberg is one of today’s great management thinkers, whose work is characterised by breadth, rigour, and iconoclasm. His work has so much breadth and depth that I have decided it merits two blogs, rather than one. 888 more words

Management Thinkers

TAPMI CXO Leadership Lecture Series: Guest Session by Mr Rampraveen Swaminathan, President, International Paper Inc.

Mr Rampraveen Swaminathan, visited TAPMI on the 8th of October, 2014 to interact with the students. The session was conducted as a part of the TAPMI CxO Leadership Lecture Series. 341 more words


Thinking ahead.

During my orientation a question I’ve been asked by staff and service users “what do you do?” – almost straightforward to answer, I feel I’m still finding my feet, ask me again in a month – and “what are you going to do when you finish the scheme?” – a little less straightforward. 362 more words

Delaying the technology strategy

Sometimes it’s okay to delay creating a strategy, for a strategy to have gaps, or for it to not go too far into the future. This may seem surprising, but sometimes there are much more pressing needs…such as the need to survive. 249 more words

General Management

Handling Employee Resignations

This morning I read an interesting piece from Greg Savage that touched on the subject of how to handle an employee resigning from your team. It talks about all the ways managers harm themselves and their organizations by taking out their frustrations with the situation on the outgoing employee(s). 320 more words


World largest IPO: Alibaba shows optimism for China initiates new era and changes in Internet


Video: Alibaba’s long road to Wall Street

 Alibaba IPO shows optimism for China 

China’s e-commerce giant Alibaba made its debut successfully on the New York Stock Exchange Friday, becoming the world’s second-largest Internet company after Google. 1,684 more words