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  LEADERSHIP & MANAGEMENT.

Selected by Zeeshan Ahmed Khan
Nov 14 - 20, 2005

PLACE YOURSELF IN THE RIGHT ORGANIZATION

"Where do I belong as a person?"

To develop yourself, you have to be doing the right work in the right kind of organization. The basic question is: "Where do I belong as a person?" This requires understanding what kind of work environment you need to do your best: A big organization or a small one? Working with people or alone? In situations of uncertainty or not? Under pressures of deadlines?

If the thoughtful answer to the question "Where do I belong?" is that you donít belong where you currently work, the next question is why? Is it because you can't accept the values of the organization? Is the organization corrupt? That will certainly damage you, because you become cynical and contemptuous of yourself if you find yourself in a situation where the values are incompatible with your own. Or you might find yourself working for a boss who corrupts because he's a politician or because he's concerned only with his career. Or-most tricky of all ñ a boss whom you admire fails in the crucial duty of a boss: to support, foster, and promote capable subordinates. The right decision is to quit if you are in the wrong place, if it is basically corrupt, or if your performance is not being recognized.

ACTION POINT: Are you in the right organization? Why or why not? If not, should you quit?

MANAGING THE NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION.

MANAGEMENT EDUCATION

"Management courses for people without a few years of management experience are a waste of time."

What I would like to see -and what I have practiced now for many years in my own teaching- is:

* Management education only for already successful people .I believe management courses for people without a few years of management experience are a waste of time.

* Management education for people from the private, the public, and the not-for-profit sectors together.

* Planned, systematic work by the students while at school in real work assignments in real organizations-the equivalent to the MD residency.

* Far more emphasis on government, society, history, and the political process.

* Teachers with real management experience and enough of a consulting practice to know real challenges.

* Major emphasis on the non-quantifiable areas that are the real challenges-and especially on the non-quantifiable areas outside the business- at the same time much greater quantitative skills, that is, in understanding both the limitations of the available numbers and how to use numbers.

ACTION POINT: Take executive development courses that pertain to your current position and the position to which you aspire. Apply the concepts directly to your work assignments.

BUSINESS WISDOM

"People will pay for what they want, but not for what they need; for what looks good to them, but not what is good for them."

ANON

"Information is currency."

ANON

"Risk taking is the essence of innovation."

HERMAN KAHN, American physicist

"Economic growth without social progress lets the great majority of the people remain in poverty, while a privileged few reap the benefits of rising abundance."

J.FKENNEDY, 35TH President of USA.

"To do two things at once is to do neither."

PUBILILIUS SYRUS, Roman writer.

"One of the keys to thinking big is total focus."

DONALD TRUMP.

"Patience is a necessary ingredient of genius."

BENJAMIN DISRAELI, British prime minister (1868 and 1874-80).

"Luck can be assisted by care."

BALTASAR GRACIAN, Spanish author.

"When absolute superiority is not attainable, you must produce a relative one at the decisive point by making use of what you have."

CARL VON CLAUSEWITZ(1780-1831), Prussian general and Strategist.

"People are resources, not your products or equipment. Taking care of people's need is the key to productivity."

ROGER MEADE, American information system developer and CEO of Scitor Corp.

"Companies can't promise lifetime employment, but by constant training and education we may be able to guarantee lifetime employability."

JACK WELCH, American Industrialist, CEO of General electric company.

 
 

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