MANAGEMENT TALK: The eleven paradoxes of good management

Macho managers go like a bull at a gate.

8th October, 2011

Macho managers go like a bull at a gate.

The better manager is adept at handling complexity. Management is practice. There are few blueprints, few grand plans. There are no solutions that can be transferred shrink-wrapped from one piece of experience to another.

It was that benign philosopher EF Schumacher who first said ‘‘Small is beautiful’’, and wrote: ‘‘Some people always tend to clamour for a final solution, as if in life there could ever...

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