Sunday, 1 February 2009

Management philosophy carnival (February '09 Edition)

If you’re looking to find new ways of working, reducing stress, working better and generally enjoying life between 9 and 5, then you're in the right place. This carnival provides a selection of some of the most inspirational posts that should get your juices over flowing and your mind crammed full of exciting new ideas. Good luck, and happy living! Oh, and don't forget to go to the bottom and read my manifesto of a happy work place.


Ever said "The customer is always right"? Well prepare to wipe that from your mind. Get started with Alexander Kjerulf’s inspirational post on why the old ways are out:

http://positivesharing.com/2006/08/top-5-business-maxims-that-need-to-go/


If you’ve ever doubted about spending money on your employees, then read this sobering piece by Joel Spolsky and imagine how valued his teams feel:

http://www.joelonsoftware.com/items/2008/12/29.html


Ever wonder why you're always stressed and never reach your goals? Well read this post on SlowLeadership.org and see if you might be setting your goals too high:

http://www.slowleadership.org/blog/2009/01/perfectionism-is-the-enemy/

Think this stuff is just for tiny outfits who'll eventually grow up? Read some of Ram Charan's advice and then check out his biography:

http://finance.yahoo.com/expert/article/companyknow/14492

Finally, if that’s all helped get your mind set, then give my manifesto a read and see if it springs you into action:

http://www.manageasmile.com/2009/01/manifesto.html



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