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A Quote for the day from Peter Drucker – on Management by Objectives

First Friday Book Synopsis

Management by objectives works if you know the objectives. There are some thoughts that simply need no elaboration. No long blog post needed… So, read this from Peter Drucker, and ask yourself the obvious question about your business. Ninety percent of the time you don’t.” Peter Drucker Filed under: Randy''s blog entries.

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Employee Engagement by Exhortation

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Change Management Leadership Development [link] The underlying belief of exhortation is that people simply are not giving it their all, and so management’s job is to entice and encourage people to do a better job than they previously have. Management by objectives. Exhortation. Tools and techniques. [.].


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Great Quote: On System of Management by Deming


Management by Objectives, quotas, incentive pay, business plans, put together separately, division by division, cause further loss, unknown and unknowable. The forces of destruction begin with toddlers — a prize for the best Halloween costume, grades in school, gold stars — and on up through the university.

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Results vs. Process. Achieving Goals While Improving the Work

Mike Cardus

Originally came across this video here ‘ What Management by Objectives Does Wrong & Hoshin Kanri Does Right ’. Its applicability to management and teams is powerful. I’ve watched this video several times. Results without a process is luck. Process without results is waste.

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Balanced Scorecard - The Next Big Thing?

Six Disciplines

Developed at the Harvard Business School by David Norton and Robert Kaplan in the early 1990s, the Balanced Scorecard (BSC) represents the newest and most prolific performance measurement system since Total Quality Management (TQM) and Management by Objectives (MBO).

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Management Styles

Strategy Driven

Management by Objectives came into vogue in 1965 and was the prevailing leadership style until 1990. Other important components of business (training, marketing, research, team building and productivity) were all accomplished according to goals, objectives and tactics. In this era, business started embracing formal planning.

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Write SMART objectives & Goals

Rapid BI

How to write SMART Objectives and SMARTER objectives for business and personal development. SMARTER objectives form part of the MBO, Managing by objectives approach made popular by Drucker. SMARTER formatted objectives are of value in Performance Management as well as project management.