What do the movies Batman (The Dark Knight), Jurassic Park and Wall Street have to teach us about being a leader versus being a manager? Plenty, I think.
On this interactive page, you get to take some super-short and fun quizzes (if you so choose) and learn a thing or two about how the myths and misconceptions propagated by the folklore of the ages could be dangerous, even disastrous for businesses and organizations.
More here: Leader vs Manager (Myths and Misconceptions)
May be it’s the economic problems that’s causing people to flail around for solutions. But lately, one of the “flavors of the decade” in business management theories is getting some renewed attention. This management theory is loosely termed High Performing Organization or High Performance Organizations. In the past it has disappointed. How will it fair this time around? Will it be able to deliver on its promise of strong business performance? That’s what I have covered in yet another interactive article.
Here’s an excerpt:
“We have made tremendous advances as humanity in the fields of science and technology. Yet, when it comes to managing people, we are not that different from the way the Egyptians built their pyramids or the Romans built their civilization, which is to own those we lead and use fear to get them to do what we want them to do. Today, that ownership comes in form of pay or salary which could be taken away if the employee failed to perform in a certain way or achieve expected results.”
Read more here: High Performing Organization