Maslow var inte bara före sin samtid, han är före vår nutid

Jag har börjat läsa Maslow on Management. Det är en märklig känsla att läsa en bok som skrevs för 50 år sedan och som ändå känns så dagsaktuell, men så handlar det om ett tidslöst tema – om att nå vår fulla potential som människor, i våra företag, organisationer och institutioner. Samtidigt kan jag inte […]

Manöverbarhet

Bokens titel säger allt! Manöverbarhet – en ledningsmodell för strategisk fokusering, medarbetarengagemang och konkurrens på livets villkor. Boken är skriven av Lasse Ramquist och Mats Eriksson. Metoden som beskrivs i boken är en ledningsmodell för strategisk fokusering, som bygger på medarbetarengagemang och levande grupper. Att ge alla i organisationen chansen att vara med i den […]

Book Review: The Starfish and the Spider

The Starfish and the Spider by Ori Brafman, Rod A. Beckstrom is a well-written book which explores “the unstoppable power of leaderless organizations”. The authors compare centralization (“spiders”) with decentralization (“starfishes”) and describes how the leadership is different between these organizational setups. I think the title is somewhat misleading since “leaderless” decentralized organizations do have […]

Book Review: Finding Our Way

Finding Our Way: Leadership for an Uncertain Time by Margaret J. Wheatley consists of a number of essays which Meg has written over the years. Some of these are the best I have read about self-organization and team-orientation principles. She has strong arguments why the prevailing command-and-control mode of operation, where edicts are given from […]

Book Review: Why We Do What We Do

Why We Do What We Do: Understanding Self-Motivation by Edward L. Deci, Richard Flast is recommended reading for managers, teachers, and parents. How you relate to your employees, students, or children have an enormous impact on performance, adjustment and morale. Empirical research shows that intrinsically motivated performance is superior to controlled performance. Furthermore, contexts that […]

Book Review: The Future of Work

Thomas W. Malone compares in The Future of Work centralized hierarchies, loose hierarchies, democracies and free markets from a business perspective. Tomas describes how the “new order of business” will shape organizations, management and our lives. His basic tenet is that decreasing communication costs influences/enables/drives organizational decentralization. The conclusion is that to be an effective manager it […]