Tag: Management

Do Learning Management Systems Limit Creativity?

Do Learning Management Systems (LMS) limit creativity? That’s a tough and opinion-based question to answer. However, to fully answer this question and understand what is at stake, we must first understand creativity itself. Creativity is the ability to solve problems, envision, create ideas or alternatives, or create something original or unusual (Morr, 2019). Often associated […]

Beware of Self-Serving Bias

Self-serving bias is a cognitive or perceptual process distorted by the need to maintain and enhance self-esteem or the tendency to perceive oneself in an overly favorable manner. Unfortunately, it is all too common. Regarding Organizational leadership, it can be detrimental. From a leadership point of view, self-serving bias is when a person or organization […]

Using Leadership as a Buzzword – Just Don’t

Do you want to devalue what leadership stands for? Are you seeking to deflate the term and blur the lines of what you’re looking for or what your organization does? Are you looking to ensure that your credibility is shot with great candidates? If any of these things sound like what you’re looking for, then […]

Organizational Politics & Decisions

Organizational theorist, management consultant, and distinguished research professor at York University, Gareth Morgan, uses eight metaphors as organizations in his book “Images of Organization.” When addressing the metaphors used by Gareth Morgan, such as that organizations are political systems, the elements of the metaphor must be further broken down to be fully understood. The metaphor […]

Leadership Lessons from the Mouths of Leaders

Leadership is not always the easiest thing to define. Perhaps it is a good thing to take some leadership lessons from the mouths of real leaders. Let’s consider the following Lao Tzu quote: “A leader is best when people barely know he exists. When his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we […]

Leaders! Your People Matter

Your organization will live and die by the people you choose to be a part of it. This is why not only considering the people you choose but also the structure you choose and the placement of those people is so critical. Here are a few things to keep in mind. Consider Span of Control […]

A Manager Versus a Leader

Manager versus Leader. Many assume they are the same. Is there a difference between the two? A challenging task for most would be attempting to define or delineate the difference between a Manager and a Leader. I must admit that at one time, I, too, found myself perplexed at the notion that there was a […]