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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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First line managers must use wisdom to make effective decisions. They must reconciled differences between people and processes. When we think of wisdom we usually think of King Solomon.
Story by Jim McGriff, Jr. on April 9, 2015
Define yourself. What is in your best interest isin the long run best for your family, community, and company.
Story by Jim McGriff, Jr. on June 12, 2015
This is a really interesting story shared by my one of colleague Patrick Allman on how he was convinced that every company needs social collaboration at work while sitting in the stands watc
Story by Vipin Thomas on July 30, 2013
I remember my first encounter with an expert. I was the night manager at the Timme Plaza Restaurant in Wilmington, North Carolina, when the event occurred.
Story by Jim McGriff, Jr. on April 24, 2015
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
A corporate vision to be effective must be communicated to the first line employee. First line managers are critical to this process.
Story by Jim McGriff, Jr. on October 9, 2015
Consistency is not foolish to me. I make sure I follow the same routine daily. I think this consistency if good for my coworkers and my employees.
Story by Jim McGriff, Jr. on October 29, 2015
Trying to change company culture to one where talent development occurs informally and daily, Accenture developed the 30 Day Challenge: a social experiment using blogging, where 8650 people volunteere
Story by Clare Norman on July 4, 2011

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