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So much of what we call management consists in making it difficult for people to work.
  —  Peter Drucker
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On This Day In:
2019 Of Course, You Still Have To Listen
2018 Coming Home
2017 It’s Just Around The Bend
2016 In What Direction?
2015 Embarrassing Myself Again
2014 I’ve Never Have Had
2013 Glory Days (part 1)
2012 Feeling Old?
2011 Even When I Wish Really, Really Hard
Skeptical Fathers
Cha-cha-cha-changes

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Most of what we call management consists of making it difficult for people to get their work done.
  —  Peter Drucker
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On This Day In:
2019 Your Only Choice
2018 A Good Definition
2017 Getting It Done
2016 Getting To Know Me
2015 Why I Pay Taxes
2014 Inequality Of Sacrifice
2013 I Never Saw A Moor
2012 Fill In The Blank
Not For Naught
Cliff Notes To Life?
2011 Conference Games Sunday

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Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.
  —  Peter Drucker
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On This Day In:
2018 To Excel At Your Craft
Day 12: Waiting
2017 Like When You Can Order Others To Fight For You
2016 Holding Fast
2015 Alms Or Balms
2014 A Day At The Beach
2013 Pillows
Steppin’
2012 Invincible Summer
2011 Being Objective
2010 First Things First…
Northwest Passages – Intro
Northwest Passages – Day One
Northwest Passages – Poetry
Northwest Passages – Evening One
Northwest Passages – Morning Two

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Great institutions are not managed; they are led.  They are not administered; they are driven to ever-increasing levels of accomplishment by individuals who are passionate about winning.
  —    Louis V. Gerstner, Jr.
From his book:  “Who Says Elephants Can’t Dance
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On This Day In:
2012 Cannibal, n.
2011 Moments Of Truth

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There is a theory about deliberate and emergent strategy.  The deliberate strategy allows you to choose the kind of person you want to become.  But at the same time you need emergent strategy, which allows you to embrace serendipity.  Another important theory is about what motivates people.  Many think of management as cutting deals and laying people off and hiring people and buying and selling companies.  That’s not management, that’s dealmaking.  Management is the opportunity to help people become better people.  Practiced that way, it’s a magnificent profession.
  —   Clayton Christensen
[This quote is from a Wired Magazine article titled:  “Clayton Christensen Wants to Transform Capitalism“, written by Jeff Howe.
The original article appears at:
http://www.wired.com/business/2013/02/mf-clayton-christensen-wants-to-transform-capitalism/all/
  —   KMAB]
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