Requisite Organization, Organizational Structure, Managerial Leadership, Talent Assessment – Short Articles

By Michelle Malay Carter on August 31, 2010 

  What Have You Done for Me Lately? In the blog world, recency is everything!  I’ve been going where the energy is lately and that hasn’t been Mission Minded Management. Truth is Timeless – Requisite Organization My blog is rooted in the meta-model, Requisite Organization, which focuses upon structuring your organization to take advantage of […]

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Undercover Boss – Well-Meaning Window Dressing

By Michelle Malay Carter on March 1, 2010 

I must admit I’m touched by the hearts of the CEOs who agree to go undercover to experience their organization on the ground floor.? They seem to geniunely care about the people, not just the publicity afforded to their organization by the show. Systems Drive Behavior However, in the end, their righting single incidents or […]

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Measuring Employee Performance Tells as Much about the System as It Does the Employee

By Michelle Malay Carter on February 19, 2010 

In addition to old-fashioned happenstance, there are three main areas of influence over one’s performance within an organization: Three Areas of Influence over Employee Performance 1. The first is the person’s capability profile which is composed of a) knowledge, skills and experience, b) values, temperament and inhibitors, as well as c) current cognitive capacity. 2. […]

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If You Design It, They Will Engage. Executive Leadership and Requisite Organization Design

By Michelle Malay Carter on January 1, 2010 

Trees and flowers don’t strive to grow.??It’s built right into their DNA to grow and to bountifully produce. Executives Should Take a Page from Farmers Executive leadership?should be concerned about creating the conditions necessary for employees to flourish.? People are wired to work.? They want to produce and produce bountifully. Farmers don’t spend their days […]

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Engaging Employees Through Operationalizing Good Power, Starving Bad Power, and Disallowing No Power

By Michelle Malay Carter on December 21, 2009 

I was struck by a message on Good Power Versus Bad Power?at my house of worship last week.? It occurred to me that this is what PeopleFit endeavors to do within Managerial Hierarchies. Throwing The Baby Out with the Bathwater – Egalitarianism We are kidding ourselves to believe?managerial hierarchies can be?egalitarian.? Power must be exercised.? […]

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Even Leaders Have Leaders – How Do We Sort Out Who Leads Whom?

By Michelle Malay Carter on December 15, 2009 

Employees Crave True Leadership Employees?don’t begrudge being led.? They resent being asked to submit to the leadership of someone who doesn’t add value to their thinking.? Management Myth Busted Simply having?more experience does not automatically qualify someone to be a thought leader for anyone with less experience. Danger, Danger – Promotions by Tenure Many a […]

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Doing Things Right Versus Doing the Right Things – Operational Work Versus Strategic Work

By Michelle Malay Carter on December 10, 2009 

We can convert the famous Peter Drucker quote about management being doing things right and leadership being doing the right things into requisite work levels speak. What Drucker was drawing a line between was the operational work levels in an organization and the strategic work levels in an organization. Doing Things Right aka Current Operations […]

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What Are Your Employees Thankful For? Fruitful Work or Fruit Baskets?

By Michelle Malay Carter on November 25, 2009 

It’s Thanksgiving week in the US.? I will resume my current post series next week.? In the meantime, I want to recognize my mentors by saying: May God bless those who have been put on this earth to teach and to those who generously impart their gifts without concern toward personal gain or status. I […]

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The GO Society’s 2009 World Conference in Buenos Aires

By Michelle Malay Carter on October 23, 2009 

I’m attending and presenting at the GO Society’s World Conference this upcoming week.? Can you imagine a group of geeks from around the world?mezmerized by talk of?work levels and Requisite Organizations until late in the evening each night?? Sounds like a slice of heaven, doesn’t it? I doubt that I will be able to keep […]

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Mission Minded Management Turns Two – I’m OK. You’re OK. Let’s Fix the System.

By Michelle Malay Carter on September 25, 2009 

Turning two this week is Mission Minded Management, PeopleFit’s organization design,?executive leadership, and?operational management blog that draws its theory from the meta-model Requisite Organization and draws its contents from the author’s work and life experiences.? Thank you for your continued?support and readership.? Please send a link to a friend! Here were the most-read posts published […]

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