by Gerry Allan | Mar 15, 2023 | Leadership, Managing
Has the sun set permanently on great leaders? No? Well, where are they – today I see none. I see only powerful groups and many rulers and ruler-wannabes. Exercise of power and leadership are different. We have lots of the former, but a serious vacuum in the latter. Why should this be? Is it ever likely to be corrected – somehow?
by Gerry Allan | Oct 26, 2021 | Future, Managing
Almost every day now we read about something or other being “unavailable” or “in short supply”. Supply chains are crashing. Many kinds of workers are no longer looking for work despite millions of open jobs. COVID has largely vanished so we are told so shortages must be due to “something else”. What “something”? How do we manage in this terrible mess? Time to worry?
by Gerry Allan | Dec 9, 2020 | Managing
Most everyone has heard the expression “tail wagging the dog” as used to describe a situation where a small part of something controls or directs the full critter. Turns out that this has actually been studied and quantified: the tail size threshold for control is just 10%. Who knew?