Thursday, June 23, 2011

Management Philosophies to Ponder

imageThis article was written by Joe Di Stanislao, SCORE Orange County Management Counselor

If you think management of your business is floundering, you find yourself having difficulty leading your workers, and you’re unable to grow, here are some time-tested truths to remember:

1. Activities mean nothing without results

2. It’s not how much you do, but what you do and how you do it that counts

3. Accuracy first, then momentum

4. Become market driven, rather than product driven

5. There’s no point in doing something well, that you shouldn’t be doing in the first place

6. Your ability to think strategically, plan comprehensively, and implement intensely will directly determine the caliber of your success and achievement

7. Develop, understand and implement the process, the document and the strategy

8. The objective is to influence, not to impress

9. Become alert to the difference between effectiveness versus efficiency

10. An accurate plan, regardless of how poorly it may be executed, is more effective that a vague plan which has been carried out with brilliant precision

11. Everything involves people, personalities, and behavior

12. Things don’t fail, people fail

13. An idea does not care who has it