Leadership is one of the differentiating factors of (successful) organizations. As businesses grow, their founders are “forced” to take on board collaborators to help them satisfy market demand. At the same time they are “forced” to delegate part of the job they did themselves before. This requires TRUST, which is common sense but never a given.

productivity reserves

Bigger organizations are prone to suffer game playing, office politics, dysfunction due to organizational complexities and many more. There is significant potential to improve productivity by removing politics, organizational ambiguity and the like.

Organisation - global

It starts by defining the right organization, which depends whether the business is national, regional, multinational or global. The choice is dictated by market requirements and determines other choices such as line or matrix organization. Ultimately there is the need to choose the right leadership for the bus and to put the right people into the bus (that is people with a willingness to execute).

This section on leadership covers some aspects of

    • line versus matrix organization,
    • leadership styles
    • team based organization (TBO)
    • restructuring.

Edward Deming claimed, that “management is prediction”. Peter Drucker postulated, that “managers need to be reliable (=achieve what was promised) and effective (=doing the right things)”.

This requires FOCUS !