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On the roots and heirs of management - and other "Beta" insights I recently posted on Twitter, part VI

Because management is fundamentally about DIVISION, it is of NO USE in complex markets and where human beings need be connected. Trash it!
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The fundamental concept of Management is DIVISION: Hierarchically (manager vs worker). Temorarily (planning vs execution). Functionally.
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About dumb business education and the death of targets - and other "Beta" insights I recently posted on Twitter, part V

Management Dead Horses, I: Budgeting. Fixed Targets. Incentives. Planning. Strategic Planning. Allocations. Assessment Centers. Appraisals.
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Too many confuse Leadership with The Power To Make Decisions. But: Great leaders rarely make decisions themselves, leaving the fun to others
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On the least value-creating business gurus - and other "Beta" insights I recently posted on Twitter, part IV

Managing cost does not reduce cost. It will inevitably drive cost up. Because cost management means working on symptoms, not on causes.
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Command & control means a manager breaks customer work down into standardized chuncks and then pushes it into departments - into oblivion.
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"Beta" insights I recently posted on Twitter, part III

To create "silos" is probably the most costly mistake any organzation can make. But where are the CEOs that take de-silo-ing seriously?
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In uncertain and complex (= dynamic + non-linear) environments, planning is the worst possible technology to deal with the future.
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"Beta" insights I recently posted on Twitter, part II

Honorary mention of McKinsey: the best consulting firm of the 20th century. Period.
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Worst Peter Durcker impersonators: Rosbeth Moss-Kanter and Fredmund Malik.
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Leaders do NOT turn others into followers. That notion is tayloristic nonsense! Leading is removing barriers to performance, because one CAN
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