The fundamental inability to grasp the fact that real leadership is accepting that you are merely another cog in the wheel has derailed many careers and deranged many managers.
The typical entrepreneur is no longer the bold and tireless man of Marshall, or the sly and rapacious Moneybags of Marx, but a mass of inert shareholders, indistinguishable from rentiers, who employ salaried Managers to run their concerns.Edwin Arlington Robinson
Lack of specificity around stakeholder identity remains a serious obstacle to the further development of stakeholder theory and its adoption in actual practice by business Managers . Nowhere is this shortcoming more evident than in stakeholder theory's treatment of the constituency known as 'community.
Dodge v. Ford still stands for the legal principal that Managers and directors have a legal duty to put the shareholders' interests above all others and no legal authority to serve any other interests - what has come to be known as "the best interests of the corporation" principal.joel bakan
Edward de Bono is the Cambridge academic who is making a lot of money out of peddling his ideas about "lateral thinking" to Managers, bureaucrats and anyone else who will pay to listen. Whether the concept of lateral thinking is pure hokum or a precious revelation is a matter of some controversy. Either way, de Bono has won himself a small niche in communications history as the star of Britain's first complete, video- cassette-oriented film series, "Organised creativity and lateral thinking".edward de bono
Just as you would not permit a fellow employee to steal a piece of office equipment worth $2,000, you shouldn't let anyone walk away with the time of his fellow Managers.andy grove
I think Managers have realized that most software people are slightly brain damaged, that they're off on their own planets.eugene jarvis
In the modern corporation the decisive power, that of the Managers , is derived from no one but the Managers themselves controlled by nobody and nothing and responsible to no one. It is in the most literal sense unfounded, unjustified, uncontrolled and irresponsible power.Peter Drucker
I would hope that American Managers - indeed, Managers worldwide - continue to appreciate what I have been saying almost from day one: that management is so much more than exercising rank and privilege, that it is much more than "making deals." Management affects people and their lives.Peter Drucker
After all, advocates, including advocates for States, are like Managers of pugilistic and election contestants, in that they have a propensity for claiming everything.felix frankfurter
In their work, designers often become expert with the device they are designing. Users are often expert at the task they are trying to perform with the device. [...] Professional designers are usually aware of the pitfalls. But most design is not done by professional designers, it is done by engineers, programmers, and Managers .donald norman
As in the beginning, so now, and it will be for ever after, we come of a race who are very bad Managers in youth, though we improve as we get older. I have cut down the cost of my falconers to 1200 florins, and I hope soon to be out of debt.william the silent
Too much emphasis is being placed in the current debate on providing opportunity for indigenous kids in very remote Australia for imagined futures as 'lawyers, doctors and plumbers'…and too little for futures as artists, land Managers and hunters living on the land they own.
I do not deny that most Managers lack a good deal of information that they should have, but I do deny that this is the most important informational deficiency from which they suffer. It seems to me that they suffer more from an overabundance of irrelevant information.Russell L. Ackoff
Big businesses are often run by Managers or bureaucrats, not entrepreneurs. So they morph into the Civil Service.
When one enterprise architecture dominates, Grumman plans to use it as a "manager of Managers." This single, enterprise-wide network-management architecture will run over all other network-management systems being used: no existing scheme will be scrapped.
MIS plans compete with many other potential business investments and business problems for the attention of senior management. Consequently, a strategic planning methodology should not only produce a plan linked to business planning but also should create a persuasive case for its support. This article examines the state of the art in strategic planning in terms of enterprisewide information management (EwIM), which is a set of concepts and tools that enable MIS Managers to plan, organize, implement, and control information resources to meet current and future strategic goals.
Thomas Davenport proposes a revolutionary new way to look at information management, one that takes into account the total information environment within an organization. Arguing that the information that comes from computer systems may be considerably less valuable to Managers than information that flows in from a variety of other sources, the author describes an approach that encompasses the company's entire information environment, the management of which he calls information ecology.
As in the beginning, so now, and it will be for ever after, we come of a race who are very bad Managers in youth, though we improve as we get older. I have cut down the cost of my falconers to 1200 florins, and I hope soon to be out of debt.
It’s simply to say that Managers and investors alike must understand that accounting numbers are the beginning, not the end, of business valuation.
Roughly speaking, I think it's accurate to say that a corporate elite of Managers and owners governs the economy and the political system as well, at least in very large measure. The people, so-called, do exercise an occasional choice among those who Marx once called "the rival factions and adventurers of the ruling class."
The greatest problem before engineers and Managers today is the economical utilization of labor . The limiting of output by the workman, and the limiting by the employer of the amount a workman is allowed to earn, are both factors which militate against that harmonious co-operation of employer and employee which is essential to their highest common good.
We tell our young Managers: 'Don't be afraid to make a mistake. But make sure you don't make the same mistake twice'.
In their work, designers often become expert with the device they are designing. Users are often expert at the task they are trying to perform with the device. [...] Professional designers are usually aware of the pitfalls. But most design is not done by professional designers, it is done by engineers, programmers, and Managers.
I believe that science is best left to scientists, that you cannot have Managers or directors of science, it's got to be carried out and done by people with ideas, people with concepts, people who feel in their bones that they want to go ahead and develop this, that, or the other concept which occurs to them.
Strategy making needs to function beyond the boxes to encourage the informal learning that produces new perspectives and new combinations... Once Managers understand this, they can avoid other costly misadventures caused by applying formal techniques, without judgement and intuition, to problem solving.
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