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We’re exactly two weeks away from the next Soundview Live event. Soundview Live is the only interactive Webinar that puts you in touch with today’s top business authors (and it’s FREE for current subscribers!). On June 15, 2011 at Noon (Eastern), our next guest will be Stan Slap, consultant, entrepreneur and author of Bury My Heart at Conference Room B: The Unbeatable Impact of Truly Committed Managers. Slap is one of the most original management thinkers working today, and his passionate approach to management theory brings a much-needed edge to material that is tough to match.
If you attend this Soundview Live Webinar, you and your management team will benefit from Slap’s toppling of traditional management ideas that, as he will demonstrate, hinder when they’re meant to help. In preparation for the event, I asked Slap about his theory that when managers combine forces, they inevitably fall prey to herd mentality and legislate against themselves. Here’s how he explained it:
Why is that what managers most want from their jobs, they stop themselves from getting? What I’ve found in the research, and with a 23-person research team, I did plenty of research, a lot of the research was done within enterprises talking to tens of thousands of managers. If you take any couple managers, pull them aside and talk to them about how they want to live and work and live at work, they’re pretty sane and sensible about those things.
Yet, if you take those couple managers and put them back into a room filled with a lot of other managers, some bizarre herd mentality takes over and the managers start legislating against themselves. There is no evil brain in a jar behind the curtain. The conditions that managers deplore the most about managing, those were created, maintained and enforced by managers acting as “management,” the honor guard of the corporate organism. As management, those managers perceive that the idea of prioritizing their personal values over company priorities is the stuff of organizational chaos and is very dangerous. In fact, this book is about proving that the truth is the complete opposite.
Don’t wait until it’s too late! Sign up today for Soundview Live featuring Stan Slap, Wednesday, June 15 at Noon (Eastern). Visit Summary.com for more information and remember, if you’re a Soundview subscriber, you can attend Soundview Live for FREE!
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