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(Management innovation) - '..organizational model that was designed to serve the interests of ancient military commanders..'

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'..we don't have to content oursevles with an organizational model that was designed to serve the interests of ancient military commanders and smokestack-era CEOs.'

'Nevertheless, if a $3,5 billion company [HCLT] can invert the pyramid and live to tell about it, there's hope for your company. Turns out, we don't have to content oursevles with an organizational model that was designed to serve the interests of ancient military commanders and smokestack-era CEOs.

..Vineet .. continually asks, "What are the principles and processes that can help us surface the best ideas and unleash the talents of everyone who works here?"

..you don't have to blow up the existing management processes to change the management model. You can be revolutionary and evolutionary. So if you're a would-be management renegade, you've just run out of excuses.'

- Gary Hamel, What Matters Now, Page 240 & 241


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'..world wars created one model of management hierarchy shared by business and the military..'

(MIX) - Can you lead without authority? - '..the need to “lead without authority.” ' - Rethinking the Work of Leadership