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Leadership & Business Wisdom

Leadership & Business Wisdom

A SOCIAL ECOLOGIST FOR ME THE TENSION BETWEEN THE NEED FOR CONTINUITY AND THE NEED FOR INNOVATION AND CHANGE WAS CENTRAL TO SOCIETY AND CIVILIZATION. I consider myself a “social ecologist,” concerned with man’s man-made environment the way the natural …

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Leadership & Business Wisdom

Leadership & Business Wisdom

MANAGING ONESELF: REVOLUTION IN SOCIETY MANAGING ONESELF IS BASED ON THESE REALITIES: WORKERS ARE LIKELY TO OUTLIVE ORGANIZATIONS, AND THE KNOWLEDGE WORKER HAS MOBILITY. Managing oneself is a REVOLUTION in human affairs. It requires new and unprecedented things from the …

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Leadership & Business Wisdom

Leadership & Business Wisdom

SOCIETY OF PERFORMING ORGANIZATION “BY THEIR FRUITS YE SHALL KNOW THEM.” Society in all developed countries has become a society of organizations in which most, if not all, social tasks are being done in and by an organization. Organizations do …

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Leadership & Business Wisdom

Leadership & Business Wisdom

THE FUNCTION OF MANAGEMENT IS TO PRODUCE RESULTS ABOVE ALL MANAGEMENT IS RESPONSIBLE FOR PRODUCING RESULTS. Management has to give direction to the institution it manages. It has to think through the institution’s mission, has to set its objectives, and …

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Leadership & Business Wisdom

Leadership & Business Wisdom

ORGANIZATIONAL INERTIA ALL ORGANIZATIONS NEED A DISCIPLINE THAT MAKES THEM FACE UP TO REALITY. All organizations need to know that virtually no program or activity will perform effectively for a long time without modification and redesign. Eventually every activity becomes …

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Leadership & Business Wisdom

Leadership & Business Wisdom

COMMON CORE OF UNITY THERE HAS TO BE A “COMMON CULTURE” OR AT LEAST A “CULTURAL AFFINITY.” Successful diversification by acquisition, like all successful diversification, requires a common core of unity. The two businesses must have in common either markets …

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Leadership & Business Wisdom

Leadership & Business Wisdom

BUSINESS NOT FINANCIAL STRATEGY “THERE AIN’T NO BARGAINS,” AND “YOU GET AT MOST WHAT YOU PAY FOR,” Successful acquisitions are based upon business plans, not financial analyses. Acquisition targets must fit the business strategies of the acquiring company; other wise, …

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