The Old Way – Command and Control Although workplaces and
management styles have come a long way in the last decade, the
command and control style of management behaviour remains common
practice in many companies. This management approach basically
means that employees are told exactly what to do, when to do it
and even how it should be done. The manager is in charge, has
all the answers, and fixes all the problems.
It's no surprise that plenty of people find this approach
We have only one life, but we live in three overlapping
worlds—our business world, our family world, and our other
social world. Imagine bringing your spouse and kids to a meeting
with seven of your salespersonnel. Sitting off to your left,
Miss Wright asks the question on the minds of all her fellow
sales colleagues, "Why did you bring your family to our meeting
today? Will they be playing any sort of role in our discussion?"
You simply respond, "No, they're just here so I can tend to
It is important to realize that the title of this article could
have been written the other way around, and while at the surface
it may seem as stating the same thing, this is the illusion that
most people are deceived by and hence therefore are doing less
with more, instead of more with less.
Now let me clarify, this to another level. Most people complain
about "Well if I had more time, then I could really plan my
days!" Yet this approach will never allow you to have that time,
therefore no p
========================================Three Factors Of
Leadership Motivation by Brent Filson
Leaders do nothing more important than get results. But you
can't get results by yourself. You need others to help you do
it. And the best way to have other people get results is not by
ordering them but motivating them. Yet many leaders fail to
motivate people to achieve results because those leaders
misconstrue the concept and applications of motivation.
To understand motivation and apply it dai
One of the most profound and difficult aspects of leadership is
instilling in individuals deeply held, and yet generally shared
principles to motivate a common purpose. Leading by influencing
one's sense of identity and purpose is both powerful and
mysterious. Like the deep blue sea, it is also a source of
energy and diversity. In this first of twelve articles exploring
the spectrum of leadership influence, I address the question:
what exactly is deep blue leadership?
The Story Part 1: The Con
Starting up a new venture or business can be one of the most
exciting times of your life. It can also be one of the most
stressful. In the early months, or even early years of your
business, cash flow is often not what you would like it to be.
If you're a solo entrepreneur, you're wearing many hats – in
fact, you're probably wearing all of them.
Not only are you selling your product or service, you're
marketing it, doing the accounting, paying the bills, answering
the phones, designing and
Woooooooo……Woooo………The siren sounded. All of us looked at each
other with excitement. The time has come for us to go into
>From all over the building, we can see Emergency Response Team
members coming out, some looking a bit dazed. A general alarm
had been sounded and the ERT has been activated!
At the command post, the "Commander" quickly briefed all the ERT
members about the situation. There was a fire at the LPG storage
tank, and there was an urgent need to put out the f
"Tak kenak! Tak kenak!" "Adak Orang sanak!…………"
The quiet jungle has suddenly become noisy with intruders.
Strange voices and shouting seemed to appear all around us. They
were definitely foreign. We were being attacked!
We had been expecting an attack, but we did not expect it so
soon. We did everything possible to protect ourselves, but the
only cover we had were some bushes, tree trunks, leaves and the
natural foliage. If we protect ourselves from the front, we
could not cover ou
We all know customers are not always right – in fact – often
they're completely wrong. But if we allow our customers'
"shortcomings" to be the focus of our employees' attentions
we're destined to fail.
The inclination to complain about a customer happens to all of
us from time to time. After a customer irritates us in some way
and eventually walks away or hangs up the phone, we immediately
look for a nearby co-worker so we can share our negative
"Hey Bob. You won't believe th