Category Archives: Management

Why GE had to kill its annual performance reviews after more than three decades

“…we think over many years it had become more a ritual than moving the company upwards and forwards”. This is what happens to many ideologies in companies – either they are never believed and quickly dies out, or they are … Continue reading

Posted in Change Management, Coaching, Leadership, Management, Philosophy, Six Sigma | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Everybody will make their own path

The title is a cite taken from a comment to a post today at LinkedIn. The post was by one of my connections and was about various things he didn’t like too much about LinkedIn and which he suggested them to … Continue reading

Posted in Change Management, Coaching, Leadership, Management, Systems Thinking | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Mythical Specialist

As a consultant I often hear people tell about their needs for “a specialist” in one or another topic. They might need a specialist in Windows or in Project Management, but no matter what they are looking for, they are … Continue reading

Posted in Management, Systems Thinking, Teams | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

The Four Types and their Hovering Leader

Being Genuine Requires Honesty – To Yourself Reducing complexity During recent years, leadership has been through a revision: instead of just copying the archetype (or rather stereotype) of a strong leader, any leader is now expected to find and show … Continue reading

Posted in Leadership, Management, Philosophy | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

The KISS of Death – How Simplicity Can Ruin Everything

“Keep It Simple, Stupid!” is a motto with many followers. The funny thing about the KISS principle is that it sounds right, but it isn’t!

Posted in Management, Philosophy | Tagged , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

The Formula for Successful Change and Projects

During the last few days I posted philosophies and real world stories alike, and the most striking thing when looking at all of it together is that it doesn’t sum up to one worldview! So what was it all about? Did I … Continue reading

Posted in Change Management, Continuous Improvement, Learning Organization, Management, Organization, Philosophy, Project Management, Systems Thinking, Teams, Value | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Change is a direction – not a goal

When an organization decides to change it is important to understand, first of all, who is deciding? If the whole organization is supposed to change – then the whole organization should make the decision! That way everybody can cooperate on … Continue reading

Posted in Change, Continuous Improvement, Management, Philosophy | Tagged , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Did you deliberately murder the project?

The world is full of problems. Why? We keep looking for answers, and we certainly find some – but as we keep looking in the wrong places we will never find the right answers. A project might be tying people together … Continue reading

Posted in Management, People, Project Management | Tagged , , | 4 Comments

Inspiration for Adidas – how should they build a learning organization?

“Organizations do not learn – people do”, someone said. But people in the organization do share the knowledge gained from learning, and in this respect the organization may acquire and structure knowledge and thereby learn. The core of working with … Continue reading

Posted in Knowledge Management, Learning Organization, Management, Process | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Philosopher’s Stone – The Formula for Everything!

First published in Danish at No Crisis-bloggen. It is no small thing, a new management or process improvement method can accomplish! Typically it can solve all problems, as easy as pie. As long as you master a few simple tools, … Continue reading

Posted in Analysis, Management, Process | Tagged , , , , , | 3 Comments