Management principles – You can’t Manage what you don’t Measure

  Management and Measurement You can't manage what you don't measure is an old management adage that has been used for many years and while most attribute it to Peter Drucker, some claim that the quote was first used by Dr. W. Edwards Deming, although it is a bone of contention whether or not the … Continue reading Management principles – You can’t Manage what you don’t Measure

Leadership – The Management Imperative

  The Management Imperative Management’s imperative is to put useful data at the fingertips of its human capital on a timely basis and train them how to us such data. Source "The ROI of Human Capital: Measuring the Economic Value of Employee Performance” by Jac Fitz-enz, 2000, Page 6, ISBN 0-8144-0574-6   Related References The … Continue reading Leadership – The Management Imperative

Leadership – Success Characteristics in Decisive Situations

Key Success Characteristics in Decisive Situations For leaders and managers two key behaviors of success are: Pay great attention to relevant details Concentrate on skillful, timely, and accurate communications Source The Way of the Warrior: Business Tactics and Techniques from History's Twelve Greatest Generals, St. Martin's Griffin, 1998. ISBN 0-312-19535-4, James F. Dunnigan And Daniel … Continue reading Leadership – Success Characteristics in Decisive Situations

The Dynamics of Power – What is Power?

Power First and foremost, power is personal.  Our perception of a situation has much to do with our ability to affect a situation.  Therefore, power is each person’s ability to influence a situation.   When a person has no ability to influence their situation (even, if as a result of an inaccurate personal belief), they have … Continue reading The Dynamics of Power – What is Power?

The Dynamics of Power – The Law of Power

Power   The Law The fundamental law of power is that it is situational, multifaceted, dynamic, and perishable. Power is Situational Power is without a doubt situational, a person who is very politically powerful, but having no wilderness knowledge or skills, find themselves alone in the middle will have less ability to save themselves, than … Continue reading The Dynamics of Power – The Law of Power