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Bookmap: The Halo Effect… and the Eight Other Business Delusions That Deceive Managers

Phil Rozenzweig’s book impressed when I first read it by explaining in straightforward terms why “Five Steps…” and “Seven Habits…” type books aren’t enough to ensure success in different contexts. The explanation of the dangers of pseudoscientific approaches to studying performance is recommended to anyone working in organisational design. I also feel all business management courses should start with the story about cargo cults and … Continue reading Bookmap: The Halo Effect… and the Eight Other Business Delusions That Deceive Managers »




How do you motivate people?

The Gurteen Knowledge-Log is a great source of advice for managers. A recent post about motivation caught my eye: “I had a conversation recently when I was in Indonesia – I don’t recall whom it was with but the subject turned to motivation and the person I was talking to started to talk about the need for rewards and charismatic leaders and the like but … Continue reading How do you motivate people? »