Category Archives for Management

Decision Matrix Analysis

A Decision Matrix can help us analyse a number of similar options to make a rational decision. Each and every day we all make decisions. Some of these decisions are simple and don’t require much thought, such as what to wear or what to eat for lunch. Other decisions are more complex and must be […]

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The Eisenhower Matrix

Do you often feel like you’re in firefighting mode, dealing with a constant stream of urgent issues? Or, do you feel like you’re spending too much time on the wrong tasks, so that whilst you’re getting a lot done you’re not really accomplishing anything of real significance? If either of these situations is familiar to […]

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Management By Wandering Around

Outside of scheduled meetings, how often do you speak to your manager? Similarly, outside of scheduled meetings how often do you speak individually with the members of your team? Do these interactions happen daily, weekly, or maybe only every now and again? One technique you can use to connect with your team and remain top-of-mind […]

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The McNamara Fallacy

The McNamara fallacy is named after Robert McNamara. McNamara was a very successful man. He graduated from Harvard with an MBA in 1939. Later he became the first president of the Ford Motor Company from outside the Ford family, and eventually found himself as the U.S. Secretary of Defense during the Vietnam war and the […]

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