Strategic Business Management
|This section contains resources for managers on
various topics of management such as leadership, strategic planning,
culture, operational management, workforce planning and motivation, team
building, and performance.
Golden Gate Bridge Under Construction
(1933-1937) All ideas start with a concept and plan. Once
those plans are put into action, you can see the evidence of your
The Demise of Cost and Profit Centers
The Balanced Scorecard offers a previously unrecognized benefit: a new
way of looking at the traditional organizational structure of cost and
profit centers. Every unit, by contributing to effective strategy
execution, has the opportunity to support and create profit. This
capability has important implications for specifying objectives and
evaluating the performance of all organizational units.
HBS Working Knowledge, accessed on 24 January 2007
|What If? The Art of Scenario Thinking for
Scearce & Katherine Fulton
Scenario thinking is a tool for motivating people to challenge the
status quo, or get better at doing so, by asking "What if?" Asking "What
if?" in a disciplined way allows you to rehearse the possibilities of
tomorrow, and then to take action today empowered by those provocations
and insights. What if we are about to experience a revolutionary change
that will bring new challenges for nonprofits? Or enter a risk-averse
world of few gains, yet few losses? What if we experience a renaissance
of social innovation? And, importantly, what if the future brings new
and unforeseen opportunities or challenges for your organization? Will
you be ready to act?
Source: GBN Global Business Network, July 2004, accessed on 27 January
Development Centre for Public Sector Leaders
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I not only use all the
brains that I have, but all that I can borrow.
Woodrow Wilson (1856 - 1924)