Tag: Leadership

Three Sigma Leadership – Steven R. Hirshorn (highlights)

Complexity multiplies cost

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 … Read more

Reinventing Dell – book notes

Reinventing Dell is short. I read it on a business trip to Belfast from Copenhagen sitting in a crammed airplane with my Kindle. The planes was delayed, but … Read more

Leading with empathy

Good leadership/management takes empathy and compassion for the people you lead. You can lead without it, it may even be today’s norm – but you cannot be a … Read more

Authority is not leadership

If your only tool in your management toolbox is authority and your ability to exercise it, then you are not really a well-developed leader. Getting people to follow … Read more

How to minimize disturbances at work

Disturbances at work can be annoying and hinder productivity whether you are a developer, a writer, a manager or something completely different, so how can we minimize disturbances … Read more

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 … Read more