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Rethink the philosophical foundations of management

“We need more than new management practices, we need new management principles.”

It’s no longer enough just to be operationally excellent.Organizations must be adaptable, innovative, inspiring, and socially responsible. That means rebuilding the foundations of management thought and practice. Scholars and practitioners alike must search for new principles in fields as diverse as anthropology, biology, design, political science, urban planning, and theology.

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Rethink the philosophical foundations of management

“We need more than new management practices, we need new management principles.”

It’s no longer enough just to be operationally excellent.Organizations must be adaptable, innovative, inspiring, and socially responsible. That means rebuilding the foundations of management thought and practice. Scholars and practitioners alike must search for new principles in fields as diverse as anthropology, biology, design, political science, urban planning, and theology.

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I was talking to a close friend at my company, he said, “How could you stay in management so long? I never wanted to be a manager. I never wanted to tote the corporate water or be a corporate hammer.”
Story by Jim McGriff, Jr. on May 21, 2017
It is time we recognize that our current approach to leadership development is a waste. $50 Billion and research says there is nothing to show for it.
Given the total lack of evidence that developing leaders actually results in better organizational performance, maybe it is time to convert what we know about leadership.
Leaders must be managers; but, managers do not necessarily have to be leaders. Leaders have to manage all the resources at their disposal, self, others, communication, etc.
Story by Jim McGriff, Jr. on February 7, 2017
Bart was my first Chef at the Admiral Benbow hotel in Birmingham. He set up the kitchen and planned our daily luncheon buffet. The buffet was a great success.
Story by Jim McGriff, Jr. on January 24, 2017
The world of management is full of myths and rituals. Many seem to have been with us forever, often explained and justified as “we have always done it like this”.
Hack by Bjarte Bogsnes on January 23, 2017
The Categorical Imperative as the basis of an company ethic is everything we need to readjust any company's behaviour in a humane way. 
In the time when the Abbasid Caliphs ruled in the Orient, there lived in Baghdad a successful high-ranking secretary. He was reputed for being utterly incorruptible.
Story by Bernhard Sterchi on July 29, 2016
So, It's time to reinvent management! Why don't we start by changing the very word and move away from using "Management" to "Enablement".
Hack by Matt Hancocks on May 14, 2016

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