Month: November 2016

Managing to the Numbers is a lot like Painting by the Numbers

Managing to the Numbers is a lot like Painting by the Numbers

Managing by the numbers is a lot like painting by the numbers. It might give you a nice pretty picture but it lacks originality and inspiration. Working in a manufacturing environment there is a huge focus on numbers. How fast are the machines running, how many pieces an hour are we producing, how much down …

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Sometimes it Doesn’t Matter Whether you Make a Good or Bad Decision as Long as You Make a Decision

Sometimes it Doesn’t Matter Whether you Make a Good or Bad Decision as Long as You Make a Decision

Are Bad Decisions Good? As a manager I am expected to make decisions. Sometimes I make good decisions. Sometimes I make bad decisions. But either way I need to decide on a course of action in any circumstance. Some people get so stressed with worry that they have to make good decisions all of the …

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Leading Change by Not Being an Ass

Leading Change by Not Being an Ass

Change is difficult. Nobody likes it. It is made difficult when manager’s act like asses. Too often those who lead change initiatives feel that they must get everybody to accept the change. The truth is no one must accept change. When people are forced to accept something often they rebel against it. We don’t like …

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