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Management – What’s in a word? by Kate Hargreaves

Welcome to the sixth guest post in this series. I hope you’ve enjoyed the sharing of perspectives in response to the statement that “There is no such thing as Management”. Today’s post comes from Kate Hargreaves (@k8clearthinker). Sharing her own experiences,  I really like Kate’s thinking on the “human P’s”. I hope that you enjoy her post! Management – What’s … Continue reading

If leadership is the answer – what’s the question? by Jon Kendall

We’re close to halfway through this series responding to the statement that “There is no such thing as Management”. I do hope you that you are enjoying it. This fifth guest post comes from Jon Kendall (@jon_kendall). I really like Jon’s provocation here – it’s more than food for thought I think. What do you think? If leadership … Continue reading

Which came first, Leadership or Management? by Margaret Burnside

Welcome to the fourth guest post in this series. I hope you’ve enjoyed the sharing of perspectives in response to the statement that “There is no such thing as Management”. Today’s post comes from my good friend, collaborator and near neighbour Margaret Burnside (@MargaretBurnsid). With boundless energy, Margaret is one of those generous & ethical people you find in … Continue reading

Funny Things Words… by Paul Deemer

Welcome to the third guest post in this series responding to the statement that “There is no such thing as Management”. This post comes from Paul Deemer. If like me you follow Paul on Twitter (@NHSE_Paul), then you’ll know him for his passion for equality, diversity & human rights.  He’s one of those special people whose ethics & values … Continue reading

The Importance of Being Ordinary by Sarah Storm

Welcome to the second guest post in this series responding to the statement that “There is no such thing as Management”. This post comes from Sarah Storm – someone I’ve recently come to know through Twitter (@_sarahsto_). Sarah brings across a great perspective on the roles of leadership, management and the OD professional – I especially like her point on … Continue reading

The Relentless Pursuit of Having Nothing To Do by Anthony Allinson

In June I wrote a post here aimed to start challenging our thinking on how we see this thing we call “Management” especially in the context of Leadership. We seem to spend so much of our time pursuing the questions of Leadership that it feels relatively little time is given to Management. My provocation was the statement … Continue reading

There is no such thing as Management

We seem to spend so much of our time pursuing the questions of Leadership that relatively little time is given to Management. We assure ourselves that we know what management is. We assure ourselves that it is not the same as this artistry that we call Leadership. Yet all good leaders have a foundation of … Continue reading

Ceteris paribus

All other things being equal… Perhaps a useful statement for a theoretical economic model but surely that’s where it stops… Where else do we consider the effect of some causes in isolation, by assuming that other influences are absent? Well how about those annual performance appraisals many organisations are looking at right now? When you look … Continue reading

Beecroft – Who is Under Performing?

OK there’s a lot being written about the Beecroft Report at the moment and I’ve hesitated to write anything at all. However, there’s an important aspect to this story which just doesn’t seem to be coming out loudly. Who is underperforming?  Current perspective  The Telegraph’s story yesterday included a headline saying :  “The majority of employers … Continue reading

The one where the "Boot" was on the other foot – Part 2 "The way we think"

Last week I was invited to join a demonstration day with TrainersKitbag (@trainerskitbag) and in yesterdays blog here I talked about my reflections from the day focussing on “The Roles we Play”.  In today’s blog I’d like to share my reflections regarding Intuition. Part 2 “The way we think” I have to say that I had … Continue reading

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