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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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Leaders need to embody the values of the generations they serve and through implementing the 7Cs model of social change and service learning this can become a reality!
Hack by Elwood F Holton on November 22, 2011
It troubles me that it will only take a few hundred words to share the profound reality that leadership is inextricably tied to individual character.  Such an important subject should take volume
Hack by Phil Eastman on November 13, 2011
Current management structures are bureaucratic and tend to suppress worker participation in decision making.
Hack by IMD Group 13 on November 7, 2011
As the centers of gravity in terms of economics, demography, and geopolitics become increasingly diverse, most of today’s managerial practices will be found lacking by the second decade of the 21st ce
Hack by Amnon Danzig on November 1, 2011
Leadership practices have something in common with aging rock bands that continue to headline in obscure little venues: both have passed their prime yet fail to recognize it.
Hack by Jane Perdue on October 31, 2011
There is no recipe for innovation - after all, if someone has written down the recipe, it can't be innovative any longer. There are however principles. What matters is understanding the difference.
Hack by Alastair Dryburgh on October 26, 2011
The problem is not that we are thinking about management challenges with concepts that are decades out of date, but that we are thinking about them with brains that are millenia out of date.
Hack by Alastair Dryburgh on October 24, 2011
“Leadership days”? These would involve rearranging the organisation for a day so that managers can relinquish control to an employee one level down in the hierarchical structure.
Hack by Keshal Sookha on October 18, 2011
Thinking outside the box is much easier with help from people who were never in that particular box in the first place.
Hack by Alastair Dryburgh on October 17, 2011

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