Leadership on the other side of the fence

Through the last articles I investigated some of the studies and narratives about management and leadership, and how the West was lost to that particular style of management that can be wrapped up under the Neo-Taylorist label (See for example here… )

In this article we will pursue the topic a little further and try to make a comparison between the two main styles of management in question. Actually I will prefer to reserve the term Management for the Neo-Taylorist view and use the term Leadership for the approach “on the other side of the fence”, this is what we have come to call Agile Lean Leadership. Lots of writers and thinkers have coined terms like Radical Management, Management 3.0, Managing for complexity, Beyond budgeting etc. to illustrate points of the subject.

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The Challenge

Gemba

Gemba – the real place in Japanese

Leadership in the 21st century is challenged. Have you ever had the experience of having to navigate the rapids of a complex project or initiative? How do you make sense of all the data thrown at you? How do you decide, what the most important thing to do now, is? How do you keep an eye on the results, you get? Do they match what you set out to accomplish? Is there a need to pivot and change direction quickly?

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