Learn to ‘Manage with Power’ from these historical examples

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Walking, talking and managing with ‘Power’ is not an innate ability. It is a skill that can be learned and practiced. It can help us deliver on our projects and programs. Here are some examples: General Patton General George S. Patton (1885-1945) was one of the most decorated military officers in World War II.  A […]

Powerful management techniques many leaders still aren’t using

The future is already here — it’s just not very evenly distributed.            — William Gibson This post is about a set of powerful management techniques that have each been around for over a decade, but that still haven’t yet diffused into everyday use, and that hence still appear novel to […]

Gérer les flux d’information : jusqu’où est-ce suffisant ?

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Contrôler le flux d’information pour ses projets et ses différents programmes est la principale compétence d’un manager de programme. Trop d’information, et les tâches peuvent échapper à tout contrôle, les réunions tomber en cascade et les délais s’allonger. Trop peu d’information, et les membres de l’équipe peuvent commencer à se sentir isolés, les décisions doivent […]

Change management: The single biggest killer of business transformation

Behind every transformation is a story. In the world of technology, these stories are being told every day. From the small to medium enterprise starting its journey with automation, to the large organization migrating its heritage estate to the cloud, these changes are happening all around us. Do these changes just happen? Does somebody press […]

What leadership style do you prefer?

I think we can all agree that there are a number of different leadership styles in the workplace, within families and our social circles. But perhaps the three most discussed and well defined leadership styles are these: transformational, transactional and laissez faire (a bit of French that translates “let them do [it]”). Transactional leaders are target-focused and systematic. They like to streamline processes […]

Is management synonymous with leadership?

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When we hear the term “leader,” our minds instantly turn to our managers, CEOs, executives and other company higher ups. But they’re not the only leaders in our lives. What about our mothers/fathers, guardians, grandparents … friends? The concept of “leadership” usually indicates someone with power and control over another person, and it’s often attached to the workplace. But […]

Who should be making your cloud decisions?

The advent of the cloud has brought new life to old IT battles. Who should be making the call? The techies? IT management? The CIO and top executives? Here are my thoughts. The guys and gals with their hands on the server keyboards are the ones most likely to know what’s what with the tech. […]