Challenging The Chain of Command

If management can control things then management can be effective and efficient in realizing the desired results and sustaining the business. You will find very few who would disagree with this if-then thinking.  This thinking is so common that it is rarely, if ever challenged—until now. Continue reading

A Reframing

When I say the word leader, quite understandably most associate it with the ‘one-in-charge’, the top person. Furthermore, since leader is synonymous with the one-in-charge, then leadership must be the actions of the one-in-change. That is when the term leadership is the focus—be it in academic journals or the popular press—its use is most often referring to people in positions of authority such as top executives or c-level managers in organizations or officials of rank in government.  We could just as well talk about top management since the terms connote the same thing.  Even so, everyone would prefer to be a leader than a manager—it just sounds better. Continue reading

Enfold and Unfold

All people throughout the world are human beings: We each are human beings having a human experience.  However while, at base, we are very much the same we are also very different.  Between individual to individual we can observe differences, as well as identify similarities.  Moreover, individuals living within the same society are more alike—perceiving and experiencing life in a similar way—than those living in very different societies. Continue reading