Sunday, October 29, 2006

The Sins of Ken Blanchard - A 100 Word Essay

His Manager done poorly was my first exposure to popular leadership. Unfortunately, management, no leadership isn’t such a simple story.

Followers and leaders who don’t “Know the Machine” can’t set rational objectives and measures. Done poorly, these goals lead nowhere or worse.

One Minute praises and scolding, err… reprimands, depend too much on emotional, authoritative relationships. That might work with a homogenous workforce, but smacks of manipulation with a diverse population.

It’s not that simple, One Minute is not enough. Ken Blanchard should, I know he does, know better.

Propagating these popular myths, half-truths, are the sins of Ken Blanchard.

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John

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