Management

RSA have animated Dan Pink’s talk on motivating employees. Well worth 10 minutes of your time to watch…

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Gen Y, Hollywood and a new way of working

by Mel Starrs on May 28, 2009

in Management

I’m a big fan of Charles Handy and his Hollywood model as I have mentioned before here, here and here. A post from Paul on team working and BIM caught my eye recently: …but I find that some of the issues relating to adoption of BIM are simply an extension of the issues faced in […]

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February’s Harvard Business Review

by mel starrs on March 10, 2009

in Management

One residual effect from my MBA is a penchant for the mighty monthly tome, the Harvard Business Review. Incredibly expensive in the UK, but always has great quality content. Some of my favourite snippets from the February edition (which has probably just disappeared from the stands – lesson #1 of blogging – publish before irrelevance […]

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What did you do your MBA in?

by mel starrs on July 16, 2008

in Management

It’s important to be able to laught at your self…

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Dysfunctional Workplace

by mel starrs on February 29, 2008

in Management

I found this post on The Top 25 Signs of a Dysfunctional Workplace via Tim Berry and would normally just have added to my del.icio.us feed. Until I read the comments from T R. : Thanks, sometimes it is difficult to understand if it’s you or your work place that is dysfunctional. I work for […]

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People don’t quit jobs: they quit managers

by mel starrs on November 16, 2007

in Management

I follow a few managerial slanted blogs, including 100 Bloggers where they posted back in August 2006 regarding a Gallup Panel poll (subs required) on what people look for in their jobs.  This phrase stuck with me from the article: People don’t quit jobs: they quit managers In an industry such as ours where people […]

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Strategy explained

by mel starrs on November 14, 2007

in Management

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Fun with mission statements

by mel starrs on October 29, 2007

in Management

A couple of weeks ago Building magazine published a supplement ‘The Building Good Employer Guide 2007′ Firstly, I love the digital page turning on the electronic version – very smooth.  Secondly, I have worked for and with some of the contenders. I would have liked to have seen them ranked in order rather than alphabetically, […]

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Business Plans 101

by mel starrs on July 26, 2007

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Guy Kawasaki (one of my must reads) has an interview with Tim Berry about Business Plans.  It’s a corker and I’d love to quote it all but I’ll stick to a few of my favourites: On who should read the plan: …The (busiess) plan is by you and for you and if tracking it, reviewing […]

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Corporate Agility

by mel starrs on July 13, 2007

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The guys at The Future of Work have a book coming out soon on Corporate Agility.  Much of the stuff in this article is the kind of thing that fascinates me, and part of the reason why I did the MBA – to understand how companies work (or don’t).  The book sounds interesting: In essence […]

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