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Leading From Within: Shifting Ego, Ceding Control, and Rising Empathy

Great Leadership By Dan

The shift marks a significant move away from Henri Fayol's autocratic “command-and-control” type management theories and methodologies which have been in vogue since the early 1900s. Leaders manage from within as integrated members of the corporate community not lofty, distinct and distant figureheads.

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The Role of a Manager Has to Change in 5 Key Ways

Harvard Business Review

. “First, let’s fire all the managers” said Gary Hamel almost seven years ago in Harvard Business Review. For almost 100 years, management has been associated with the five basic functions outlined by management theorist Henri Fayol: planning, organizing, staffing, directing, and controlling.


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Peter Drucker’s Recommendations for Summer Reading: Five Management Classics

First Friday Book Synopsis

I receive countless requests for summer reading suggestions and when I offer them, the frequent response is, “Haven’t heard of them. Are they bestsellers? I’m only interested in the best ever.” Well OK, but a majority of the bestsellers (whatever the year) are neither the best ever nor even the best that year. Like sparklers, [.].

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Planning Doesn’t Have to Be the Enemy of Agile

Harvard Business Review

Planning has long been one of the cornerstones of management. Early in the twentieth century Henri Fayol identified the job of managers as to plan, organize, command, coordinate, and control. The capacity and willingness of managers to plan developed throughout the century. The Fayol legacy lingers.

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