Which are the most viewed writings on management and leadership in ManageMagazine 2017? We and other readers who are interested in our content provide us with this list. Be aware that this list naturally, is fluid and is subject to change with time. Articles published in the early part of rather than later in 2017 are more likely to greater exposure and gain readers. The thing that unites the authors is their genuine determination to ensure that their research will have an actual positive impact. Let’s see how.
Henry Mintzberg about the Half-Truths about Management
The guru of strategy and leadership and author Henry Mintzberg questions our notions of continuous change, the world expanding into a globalized world and the need for extraordinary leaders, human capital and many more.
Concerning organizations that require heroes as leadership, Mintzberg replies:
“Really? How often have great leaders rode into established companies with white horses only to end up in black holes? Some new companies may require more aggressive leadership, but other companies require an engaged, quiet gentle, modest, and thoughtful. Too much narcissism in executive rooms”.
Mintzberg writes in an extremely clear and concise style, and this piece is distinctive for its non BS method. Although others might be hesitant to speak, there is nothing stopping Henry Mintzberg in straight talking his way through some falsehoods about management.
We can almost feel his head shaking as he says: “Managing change without managing continuity is chaos.
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What is the best way to Manage, Lead and motivate the Knowledge Workers
We are amazed that readers keep coming back to this blog. It’s a fascinating read that will help all managers and leaders to efficiently manage their organizations by utilizing knowledgeable workers
Professor of The Professor of the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Erlend Dehlin, is our guide and guides us through some of the important aspects, issues and challenges in managing, motivating and managing the knowledge-based workforce.
Dehlin addresses issues such as conflicts between management and knowledge and gives voice to ‘communities’ of practice’, the traits of knowledge workers and the empowerment of knowledge workers , and other issues.
From one great writer to the next, Dehlin quotes Mintzberg in this piece when discussing empowerment:
“ORGANIZATIONS with real empowerment Don’t talk about it. They make a lot of noise about it all over the world do not have it: they have been spending a lot of their time disempowering everyone. And then, in a flash, empowerment is seen as a gift from the Gods.” (1999 in p. 25,).
The Understanding of Power as well as Rationality
Oxford/Said Business School Professor Bent Flyvbjerg has written an exceptionally insightful and significant article about the topic of rationality and power. We would like to suggest that everyone needs to be able to read and comprehend the contents of this article and the world will be different.
It is admittedly not an straightforward read, which is why it is classified as a ‘Long Read’. However, it is definitely worth the effort to allow Flyvbjerg inform you about how power affects reality the way rationality is dependent on context and what happens when power blurs the lines between rationality and rationalization as well as how rationality is the practice of power and how power-related relationships are continually being replicated – to mention some of the subjects discussed in this article.
The points of the article can be endless how this information is pertinent to managers and leaders to be able to navigate the day-to-day organization with success. It is just as applicable for institutions, politics, and private lives and analyses.
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We strongly recommend this article by Flyvbjerg who is one of the most experienced authors on the subject of rationality as well as power relations.
Communication Skills for the Leadership and Management
Self-handicapping is a topic that is of immense importance to us all. Prof. Decker as well as Professor Mitchell take us through every room of this poorly decorated home of self-handicapping leadership.
It’s a grim image sometimes. A picture that many of us can notice from our visits to workplaces. The authors give us with tips, tools and suggestions to “call to avoid self-handicapping leaders and strive to create more healthy and productive workplaces.
What does it make these essays make them stand out?
They directly talk to us. Problems are not wrapped in cotton wool to prevent mental trauma. A word of caution that you’ll eventually find yourself in the same position as a guilty party. However, you’re advised to not focus on the past, but instead concentrate on the possibilities for the future. It is truly educational and refreshing in style.
It was interesting to note that we have a that we wrote an article is that included the letter S. Philip Decker and Jordan Mitchell, both from the University of Houston, have published a total of twelve articles in ManageMagazine. We salute Decker and Mitchell who are clearly working to improve both public and private organizational leadership management, work-life, and leadership all over the world.
What exactly is responsible Leadership?
Professor Vogtlin teaches us how to be leaders who are responsible, while also providing us with the numerous benefits that result from it.
A company’s sense of strength, for example can be enhanced, as is their image and their communication.
Companies with leaders who are caring have employees who are engaged and dedicated that are more productive than organizations with leaders who are not responsible. The list is endless.
What is responsible leadership?
The responsibility of leadership comes from a team effort, according to Professor Vogtlin. Each person who is that is affected by a decision should be considered to be an integral part to the problem’. In this regard responsible leadership is a necessity for managing complexity. Therefore:
If you’ve read this article Vogtlin can explain to you what this means in the real world.
An insightful article by Christian Vogtlin, who is professor of CSRat Audencia Business School up-to-date in the field of CSR and ethical business generally. We highly recommend it.
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