Management Essays

There is no doubt there will be foundry terms in some of these essays, but I believe they are applicable to managers in any field.

"Departmental Budgets" was written in 2016. It relates the lessons I learned from dealing with budgets and some of my theories as to why they aren't seen more often.

 "Why" was published in the October 2004 issue of Modern Casting. (Modern Casting used the title: "If You Want the Best, Tell Me Why." It explores the importance of telling subortinates not only what to do but why.

"Polishing Cars With Flat Tires" was published in the July 2004 issue of Modern Casting. This deals with the idea of spending your time doing what's important instead of what's easy to accomplish.

"Diets and Foundry Quality" was published in the April 2004 issue of Modern Casting. While foundry is part of the title of this, I believe it is applicable to any organizations quality program.

"Management Riddle" was published in the January 2004 issue of Modern Casting. Discusses the problems of micromanaging and the fact that no one does it.

"Be on the Same Page" was published in the October 2003 issue of Modern Casting. I point out the importance of management employees really what their job entails. While they "know," it may not be what their boss knows.

"Business Teams Aren’t for Sport" was published in the December 2002 issue of Modern Casting. I point out the fallacy of trying to learn how to build a business from athletic coaches.

"Vice President in Charge of Saying Bull" was published in the October 2002 issue of Modern Casting. I point out the need for someone to point out the potential dangers in plans.

"The Fantasy of Participative Management" was published in the July 2002 issue of Modern Casting. I'm old school and don't like some of ideas being pushed about participative management, This explains some of my problems with it.

"Wasted Time" was published in the October 2001 issue of Modern Casting. This points out the time wasted by meetings and some ideas on how to make them more efficient.

 

 

 

 

 

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