In his latest book, What Matters Now, Gary Hamel has made one of the most insightful contributions to how we take management and leadership into the 21st century.
Gary Hamel: The distinction between leadership and bureaucratic power
Gary Hamel: 3 systemic disabilities of today's organisations
Moon Shots for Management
Management is undoubtedly one of humankind’s most important inventions. For more than a hundred years, advances in management - the structures, processes and techniques used to compound human effort - have helped to power economic progress. The problem is that most of the fundamental breakthroughs in management occurred decades ago.
Hamel and Prahalad argue that Western companies focus on trimming their ambitions to match resources and, as a result, search only for advantages they can sustain. By contrast, Japanese corporations leverage resources by accelerating the pace of organisational learning and try to attain seemingly impossible goals.
The Why, What, and How of Management Innovation
Are you a management innovator? Have you discovered entirely new ways to organise, lead, coordinate, or motivate? Is your company a management pioneer? Has it invented novel approaches to management that are the envy of its competitors? Does it matter? It sure does.