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Enlarge the frame of management education

“Management education must be designed to create a heightened and enlightened ‘consciousness.’”

Management training has traditionally focused on helping leaders develop a particular portfolio of cognitive skills: left-brain thinking, deductive reasoning, analytical problem solving, and solutions engineering. Tomorrow’s managers will require new skills, among them reflective or double-loop learning, systems-based thinking, creative problem solving, and values-driven thinking. Business schools and companies must redesign training programs to help executives develop such skills and reorient management systems to encourage their application.

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Enlarge the frame of management education

“Management education must be designed to create a heightened and enlightened ‘consciousness.’”

Management training has traditionally focused on helping leaders develop a particular portfolio of cognitive skills: left-brain thinking, deductive reasoning, analytical problem solving, and solutions engineering. Tomorrow’s managers will require new skills, among them reflective or double-loop learning, systems-based thinking, creative problem solving, and values-driven thinking. Business schools and companies must redesign training programs to help executives develop such skills and reorient management systems to encourage their application.

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A boldly original, radical retake on the practice and theory of management from the “both…and” view of “ecologics”, that embraces and contains the “either/or” logic of economics.
Hack by David Hurst on April 23, 2012
Too often leaders think trust should flow one way: toward them. Instead, leaders should demonstrate trust in their coworkers first.
Hack by Gary Cohen on October 15, 2010
What does this mean, "get back to basics?"  Who knows how to do this? It can be difficult if we have lost the knowledge older  better way of doing business.
Story by Jim McGriff, Jr. on January 10, 2016
St. Peter got out of the boat and walked on water for a while. Distractions made him sink. How does this apply to leadership in management.
Story by Jim McGriff, Jr. on July 20, 2015
 I recently read an article on how to provide negative feedback to improve employee performance and I thought "how can feedback that improves be negative -- isn't that a contradiction?".  So
Hack by Monique Jordan on April 29, 2013
A harmonious workplace is critical in today’s work place .A First Line Manager must be a keen observer of behavior in their department.
Story by Jim McGriff, Jr. on October 22, 2016
Once upon a time there was a successful leader. He had an important role in the management of a huge fair.
Story by Bernhard Sterchi on November 1, 2016
Innovator managers are more than caretakers: they lead. They know the path to follow. They make it fun.
Story by Jim McGriff, Jr. on August 11, 2015
The race is on. All around me, the others are starting to move in the same direction.
Story by Bernhard Sterchi on December 13, 2016
Good questions generate thought, focus, and action from the listener. They also convey respect. Is it any wonder that 95% of leaders prefer to be asked questions rather than told what to do?
Hack by Gary Cohen on October 15, 2010

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