Three Sigma Leadership – Steven R. Hirshorn (highlights)

Here are my highlights from Three Sigma Leadership by Stephen R. Hirshorn. Hirshorn was Chief Engineer at NASA and this book is written as a guide and inspiration for other Chief Engineers at NASA. All the content and examples are geared towards projects and engineering within NASA. But a lot of it is applicable on … Continue reading Three Sigma Leadership – Steven R. Hirshorn (highlights)

Harmful management

Harmful management is not a very widely used term. I even considered coining the term "Iatrogenic management" but left it - at least for now - even though iatrogenic is a perfect term to describe the problem at hand. Iatrogenic is a term taken from health care and medicine.

Common goal and incentive structures in large companies

In small companies, keeping a common goal is simple. There is probably only one product and hence product goal equals company goal. Messing up incentives is hard (but of course not impossible) as people should be rewarded for making that single product more successful. For increasing sales, improving the product or making it more stable. … Continue reading Common goal and incentive structures in large companies

Wittiness – Aristotle’s take on management

There are truckloads of books, seminars and courses on the latest and greatest management theories. But is the latest and greatest really what we need or are developments in management theory primarily making the wheels spin for the people who invent them and the institutions that rely on teaching them. Can a man that lived … Continue reading Wittiness – Aristotle’s take on management