Will Sr. Managers Change? LO6948

GSCHERL (GSCHERL@fed.ism.ca)
Wed, 24 Apr 96 09:01:22 EST

Replying to LO6922 --

In response to my question, Archie Kreager says:

> after having nine different managers in the last 4.5 years, what can
> we conclude? The Sr. Managers that I have seen in the past few
> years have done more to hinder the work of the business as they have
> to help it.

I think it's significant that Archie's had NINE different manager in
4.5 years! Those managers are playing the old business games and
haven't recognized the new rules. Unless they rethink their positions
and start playing by the new rules, there'll be another new manager in
the position before too long.

What new rules? I'll extract from Daniel Burrus' book TECHNOTRENDS:

Upgrade Technology AND Upgrade People
Make Rapid Change your best friend
Change the way people think
Build a better path to the customer
Solve Tomorrow's predictable problems today

and managers have to start

Leading instead of managing
Become visionaries
Focus on Strategy
Take Risks
Empower others
Manage by commitment
Decide by concensus
Give acknowledgement, reward and promote by performance

Gary Scherling
Helping people help themselves


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