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Welcome to JonathanBecher.com!

Loyal Readers, You may have noticed things look a bit different around here. I am pleased to welcome you to JonathanBecher.com – the new home of my blog “Manage by Walking Around.” I hope you enjoy the new look and functionality. Change presents opportunity but also comes with challenges. Some of you may have accidentally…

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Healthy blog!

MBWA stats for 2010

WordPress.com provides a wide variety of statistics that help you understand the health of your blog.  Like most metrics, the WP statistics are one part useful and one part entertainment.  To reinforce both of these attributes, earlier this month WP sent an email with their take on my blog.    I’ve borrowed from their email but sprinkled in…

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Culture eats strategy for breakfast

A little more than six months ago, I took a new role with a group that was described as in need of a “turn-around” and an “updated strategy and direction”. I was urged to introduce a new mission/vision, strategic objectives, and revised key performance indicators. Given my performance management background, this seemed like a reasonable…

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Scaling MBWA

A few years ago, I wrote a blog post that pointed out that the benefits of management by walking around can be achieved without actually leaving your desk.  Some examples are as follows: Management can mimic the shopping experience of a prospective customer by visiting a Web site and trying to find/buy a particular product….

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Speedlinking, Jan 2010

Speedlinking on management styles and 2010 predictions: New research from The Work Foundation suggests that outstanding performance comes from people-centric leadership rather than target-driven, micro-management.  The authors observe that “outstanding leaders are focused on performance but they see people as the means of achieving great performance and themselves as enablers. They don’t seek out the limelight for…

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