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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An Employee Best Fit Model – The Capability Assessment Triangle

By Michelle Malay Carter on May 10, 2010 

Best Fit Model – PeopleFit’s Capability Assessment Triangle How?do managers go about finding the best fit between employee and role?? Most look at resumes and use behavioral based interviewing, but these?items only get at what someone has already had a chance to do.? With research showing that 20 % of employees are underutilized, we a […]

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Talent Assessment – Easy Peasy?

By Michelle Malay Carter on May 6, 2010 

It’s?easy to walk on water when you know where the rocks are.??? –? Gerry Kraines I’ve found that managers are highly capable of assessing the relative cognitive capability (by work level) of their employees when they are given a work levels framework. People Are Different, and It’s Not Just about Experience and Education If you […]

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Why You Shouldn’t Hire the Best and the Brightest Candidate

By Michelle Malay Carter on May 5, 2010 

Instead of focusing on hiring the best and the brightest candidate that applies for your position, shouldn’t you focus on hiring the best match? The Dangers of Overhiring Focusing on hiring the brightest candidate can lead to overhiring, which, unless you are building bench for growth, creates drag in the system over time. Back to […]

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Why Training Rarely Solves The Problem- I’m OK. You’re OK. Let’s Fix the System

By Michelle Malay Carter on March 29, 2010 

Management’s Magic Bullet – Training Training is a fabulous thing – if people need to build knowledge and skills. But how often are issues at work really caused by someone’s lack of knowledge or skill? What does training NOT address? What the accountabilties of my role are, AND what the accountabilities of others’ roles are. […]

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How To Interview Your Prospective Boss for Leadership Potential

By Michelle Malay Carter on February 6, 2010 

Let’s face it – your boss can make or break your work experience.? S/he provides you context (aka the big picture), gives you your assignments, provides your resources, integrates your work with your peers, assesses your performance and helps build your skills in your current role.? Because of this, when you are interviewing for a […]

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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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