October - Management for the Rest of Us
I figured last
Setting and Personal
Development Planning e-books were probably still on your to-do list, so
I’ve only included two articles this month to take the pressure off ;>)
There is a multitude of
management models out there to confuse and confound, so I’ve taken two
of the better models and translated them into more useful language in this
If you’ve ever wondered
how to be more effective in a group, the “Johari Window” model is
for you. Or, if learning how to learn is useful, take a look at the “Conscious
Competence Learning Matrix”.
These articles will be added
to a new section on the website called “Management Models Explained”,
where I will translate useful management models into normal language and give
Management Tips on how to apply the model in the real world.
As ever, this furthers
my aim to turn corporate management nonsense into Management for the Rest
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Self Awareness and Be More Effective In Groups – The Case for Cigarettes
and Alcohol in the Workplace
Cigarettes and alcohol can increase your personal effectiveness. “How
can that be, they’re bad for you!” I hear you cry. Well, there’s
a strong case for cigarettes and alcohol at work, and probably not the one you’d
expect. Find out how these unlikely allies can increase you personal effectiveness
(with a little help from the Johari Window model).
About Learning – Smooth The Journey From Incompetence to Competence
We can learn from politicians. Controversial, I know, but an already infamous
statement from US Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld reveals a valuable insight
into learning - vital knowledge for effective managers. Let’s see what
Donald has to say about “conscious competence and the learning matrix”.
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