Tag Archives: MANAGEMENT THEORY

March 17, 2009

The Last Waltz – what do you play?

Over the weekend I watched The Last Waltz, the Martin Sorcese documentary on the last concert given by The Band, a fixture in music during the late 60s into the mid 70s.  The Band worked with Bob Dylan during a brief period in Woodstock, NY where they produced Music from Big Pink as well as […]

Management Theory
March 16, 2009

What it takes to be a successful CEO!

As I survey the landscape of clients, colleagues and friends in the remodeling industry, I look for patterns of success as well as patterns of failure.  These patterns, I’ve discovered, are not black and white, but shades of gray.  That’s one of the beauties of growing older (of which there are many to my mind) […]

Management Theory, Surviving the recession
March 15, 2009

Are you close to the CENTER of your company?

There’s an interesting article in the NY Times Business Section today entitled “Is it Time to Retrain Business Schools?” which says, in part: “Some employers and recruiters also question the value of an M.B.A., and are telling young people they can get better training on the job than in business school. A growing number are […]

Management Theory
March 15, 2009

I blinked! (written 3/2009)

I know I said I wasn’t going to read anymore about the economy but I couldn’t help it, really, I couldn’t.  The tag line to Friday’s The Motley Fool was “Is this the Market Bottom?”.  I couldn’t resist it … I had to read it.  You don’t need to read it, I’ve done the hard […]

Historic
March 12, 2009

Stop it, right now!

I recently returned from facilitating a Remodelers Advantage peer group review – a good meeting with good people.  There was lots of conversation about what to do next and how to accomplish all that needed doing gracefully and with forethought.  Compassion, gracefully and focused were words used many times over those 3 days.  Many good […]

Economics and politics, Management Theory
February 7, 2009

The 4+2 Formula for Success

In an old issue of Leadership Strategies (www.briefings.com/leadership) a small insert caught my eye: The 4+2 formula for success quotes Harvard Business School professor Nitin Nohria who concludes: “Success requires leaders to be masters of four fundamental business practices – stategy, execution, culture and organization – and excel at two of four secondary functions: talent, […]

Management Theory
October 11, 2008

Go ahead – speak up!

Over the past three weeks, I’ve had the privilege and opportunity to do what I most love: facilitate group think tanks!  Remodelers Advantage, with whom I’ve worked since 2003, provides the structure for 12 or so non-competitive remodeling companies from around the country to meet twice yearly and de-construct / re-construct member company’s as well […]

Management Theory