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It would be easier to comment on this if the print were bigger. They do mention it in our text, however, and I believe that it is a tool that is used commonly in businesses today.
Toggle Commented Sep 26, 2010 on Balanced Scorecard at PERFECT CANDOR
Jack Welch, past CEO of General Electric Company, firmly believed that you got more of what you measured. Measuring results as opposed to inputs makes such good sense, it is hard to imagine why one would ever do it differently. Still, this article was written at least twenty years ago, and these issues are still the primary focus of Mr. Osborne's Public Strategies Group (according to his website).
A thoughtful piece, and I agree with his conclusion that one can never take the subjective and political elements out of the equation. It is disheartening, however, as that "firmer political guide as to what is publicly valuable" seems more unattainable than ever.
Toggle Commented Sep 17, 2010 on Defining Public Value at PERFECT CANDOR
This article was written at least a decade ago. The discourse is more civil than what one might expect in today's climate. It is still, however, a "he said, she said" piece that leaves the reader wondering if either contributor is correct. Reinvented or not, ten years later, we have a larger deficit, higher unemployment, more poverty, and according to an article in today's paper, less trust in our national institutions. Additionally, our debates about these issues are more polarized than ever.
Toggle Commented Sep 17, 2010 on Reinventing Government at PERFECT CANDOR
Another example of the idea that you should not comb the mirror if your hair is messed up. When working with horses, it is always valuable to remember that you might not always get what you want, but you always get what you ask for.
This article highlights well the need for a balanced approach that includes elements of transformational and transactional leadership. The point is also well taken that the interplay between culture and leadership is bi-directional.
A marvelous idea that will never see the light of day. I found the following story on the NPR iPad App:
Toggle Commented Sep 12, 2010 on Executive Pay at PERFECT CANDOR
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has. Margaret Mead
Toggle Commented Sep 12, 2010 on The Harlem Children's Zone at PERFECT CANDOR
I was struck by the similarities between the shenanigans at Enron, and the more recent Wall Street debacle. It seems the message the jury sent to board rooms across the country was not as unmistakeable as the Justice Department thought. Moreover in the United States v. Skilling, the Supreme Court made it harder to prosecute such crimes. Mr. Skilling was described as a visionary leader. So was Hitler. Both are cautionary tales that suggest one should never accept another's vision uncritically. I expect, however, we will continue to do so.
Toggle Commented Sep 12, 2010 on Enron, WorldCom and Madoff at PERFECT CANDOR
Theses allegations were made in 1991. The board of Covenant House according to other articles, and a commissioned report by Kroll Associates both found evidence of sexual misconduct. The board found no evidence of financial misconduct, and no charges were ever filed. Father Ritter died at the age of 72 in 1999 of Hodgkin's Disease. Covenant House continues to operate today under the direction of Jerome Kilbain, and has recently received grant money to resume an outreach program and establish a drop-in program that supports runaways who need help, but are not yet ready to come in off the streets.
Toggle Commented Sep 12, 2010 on Covenant House at PERFECT CANDOR
Perhaps had the manager of the group of top consultants focused on learning from what was done right rather than what went wrong, the meeting would have been more productive. One could argue that, on balance, that is the best way to learn. Cindy
A thoughtful article, but sadly only passing reference was made how we educate our children, and how that in turn contributes to problems with adult learning. Cindy
Toggle Commented Sep 4, 2010 on Building Learning Organizations at PERFECT CANDOR
P.S. I lost total patience by page seven.
Toggle Commented Aug 22, 2010 on A THEORY OF JUSTICE at PERFECT CANDOR
I began to think less about conservative or liberal approaches to the problems Mr. Kozol describes, and more about the contributions, or lack thereof, that we each as individuals must make. As he references in the article, the cost of an expensive bottle of perfume (I had just purchased two) perhaps could be put to better use providing care for a child. The article also reinforced for me the idea that the power to name and define things is enormous, and that is the singular privilege of the majority culture. Words matter. They contribute to the views we have of others, and the views we have of others impact the opinions they have of themselves.
Toggle Commented Aug 22, 2010 on Amazing Grace - Kozol at PERFECT CANDOR
He may have a point, but whatever it is, it is buried in such convoluted language it is nearly impossible to find. Mr. Rawls seems more enamored of his own voice, than of clearly stating his principles.
Toggle Commented Aug 22, 2010 on A THEORY OF JUSTICE at PERFECT CANDOR
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