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Welcome to Management Meditations
on Leadership, Learning and Culture
This website provides resources for those implementing lean management, lean leadership, and the now the mandatory “hybrid organization.” The courses and information you will find here are based on forty-five years of field work implementing high performance empowered teams and empowering organization culture in dozens of major corporations.
For the past forty-five years, beginning with the redesign of a prison to create a learning environment that reinforced desired habits, I have been working to create healthy organization cultures. I reject rigid adherence to any one theory or methodology, but choose to learn from all and to integrate all into a holistic understanding of behavior and the systems of organization.
In my very “semi” retirement I am entirely focused on developing online learning to support excellence in management and leadership. I now have more than 160,000 online students. Please see both my own course platform Leadership-Academy.Online and my courses on Udemy.
on High Performance Teams, Lean Leadership, Lean Culture and Lean Management
Recent Blog Posts
I have been thinking a lot about how leaders think, their mental models, their understanding of their own organization’s system and the larger social and economic system in which they live. I believe that most failures of companies and leaders is a result of a failure...
As a student of leadership, it is impossible to observe the conflict in the Ukraine and fail to see the obvious contrast in leadership styles between the leaders of the two sides and the profound impact of those leadership styles. In 333BC Alexander the Great led his...
There are many uncertainties in leadership and world affairs. But there is one thing that is certain. When a leader surrounds him or herself only with those who agree, submit, or are bullied into withholding independent views, it is only a matter of time before that...
With the supply chain disruptions of the past year, a hundred container carriers anchored off Las Angeles, and near empty dealer car lots, some journalists have declared that lean management is dead! Some believe that the absence of inventory and the reliance on...
We are all leaving behind a year that was difficult and sometimes traumatic. I am an eternal optimist and I believe that we can make 2022 the best year of our lives – both individually and collectively. I want to offer you all or any of my courses for the lowest price I can as you plan your own learning and development for 2022.
The following is a repost of an article by Natasha Naderi which I think is very good and very relevant to my readers. And, yes, Natasha is my daughter who is working in Beijing, China. Natasha can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org and her website is...
It is worth your time and essential to the well-being of your company that you focus and clarify your own corporate value system and ESG performance.
Tim Cook, CEO of Apple and Jamie Dimon, CEO of JP Morgan are rightly two of the most respected chief executives of two of our smartest companies. They are both so smart that they each announced their return-to-work policy for all their employees. Tim Cook announced...
From the culture of control dominant in the 20th Century manufacturing organization to the knowledge-work economy of the 21st Century there has been a gradual path from top-down to bottom-up, from a culture of control to a culture of self-control and self-management.
Hybrid is here and now, thanks to Covid19. Every organization must redesign its own work, teams and relationships to take advantage of the lessons that we can both perform much of our work from home and experience increased job satisfaction and productivity.