Recognizing Mediocrity and Rising Above It

Recognizing Mediocrity and Rising Above It

Most people have good ideas, but only a very small percentage of these ever sniff execution at all, much less participate meaningfully. This is because most management structures enable mediocrity by providing employees with boxes to check, grading them on that box-checking and then believing things are going great.

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The Age of Individual Contribution and the Decline of Middle Management

The Age of Individual Contribution and the Decline of Middle Management

Great companies are becoming much flatter, and this trend will accelerate over the next 20 years. Promotion through the ranks won’t involve managing an ever greater number of people; instead it will mean an ever greater amount of accountability for an organization’s success.

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