Vadim Kotelnikov    

The Art of Management

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"Management is about human beings. Its task is to make people capable of joint performance, to make their weaknesses irrelevant." ~ Peter Drucker


  Manager's Functions_

Managerial Leadership

Leadership Attributes

12 Leadership Roles

Leadership vs. Management

Results-Based Leadership

Principle-Centered Leadership

Setting Objectives

Strategic Thinking

Management by Objectives (MBO)


Organizing the Group

Decentralization & Delegation

Team vs. Group

Team Building and Teamwork

New People Partnership

Cross-functional Teams

Motivating & Communicating

Effective Motivation

Attitude Motivation

Energizing Employees

Incentive Motivation

Business Communication

Measuring Performance

Measurement System

Balanced Scorecard

Developing People


Coaching: GROW Model

Effective Managers Need to Coach

 Managerial Strategies_

Business Model

Traditional Management Model

New Business Models

Balanced Business System

6Ws of Corporate Growth

Business BLISS

Business Architect

New Management Model

New Management Model vs. Old One

Leadership-Management Synergy

Systems Approach to Management

Corporate Leader

25 Lessons from Jack Welch

5 Minds of a Manager

Business Process Management

Managing Knowledge Workers

Employee Empowerment

Performance Management

Venture Management

Venture vs Corporate Management

Change Management

Wandering Around (MBWA)

Management by Consciousness

Risk Management

Strategic Management

Strategic Achievement

Strategic Leadership

10 Major Strategy Schools

Cross-functional Management (CFM)

Managing Intellectual Property

IPR Guide for SMEs

  Project Management_

Project Management

5 Factors that Make a Project Successful


Project Administration (PA) Approach

Business Synergies (BS) Approach

Strategic Project Management

Implementing Projects through Spinouts

Project Leader Skills

Project Stakeholders

Project Team

Sensitivity Analysis & Decision Making

Project Risk Management

Project Communication

Murphy's Laws in Project Management

Key Documents

Statement of Work

Project Charter

Business Case Analysis

Responsibility Matrix

Project Planning

Project Plan Document

Radical Project Management

Corporate Venture Strategies

Radical Innovation

Radical versus Incremental Innovation

The Jazz of Innovation

11 Practice Tips

Loose-Tight Leadership

Fast Decision Making Techniques



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10 Lessons from Konosuke Matsushita

for Corporate Leaders

Matsushita's 7 Principles of Management

New Management Model - Management and Leadership

  Keep Your Computer-tired Eyes Healthy


Managerial Communication

  • Motivating: Motivate people through communicating your strategic focus, encouraging and praising people for their achievements... More

12 Effective Leadership Roles

  1. Create an inspiring vision; establish shared values; give direction and set stretch goals

  2. Lead change

  3. Communicate openly and honestly; give clear guidelines; set clear expectations... More

12 Major Causes of Failure in Leadership

Three Types of Business Managers16

  • Those who make things happen

  • Those who watch things happen

  • Those who wonder: "What in the hell just happened?"

If you want to be among the first small group who makes things happen, you must learn how to recognize trends, and move with speed

Entrepreneurial Leader: 4 Specific Attributes

Yin-Yang of Employee Empowerment

Yin: Help your people to get rid of "employee" mentality

Yang: Inspire, challenge imagination... More

The Tao of Balanced Management

  1. YIN (passive, accepting side).  Working ON your Business: brain-stilling, inclusive leadership, "harmonizing men, material and methods towards the fulfillment of goals leading to sustainable business growth, human development, social benefit and global welfare."21

  2. YANG (active, aggressive side). Working FOR your business: brain-storming, venture management, pursuing opportunities, making fast decisions under the time pressure and moving with speed.

The Tao of Business Success

Five Traditional Functions of the Manager1

Leadership and Management

  • Leaders seize opportunities; Managers avert threats. Both together progress more.

  • Leaders amplify strengths; Managers reduce weaknesses. Both together develop more... More

Difference Between Effectiveness and Efficiency

There is vital distinction between effectiveness and efficiency:

Leading Change

The 8 Stage Change Process

  1. Establish a sense of urgency

  2. Create the guiding coalition.

29 Obstacles To Innovation

  • Micromanagement.

Two Different Types of Business Management Expertise

  1. Corporate Leadership how to manage established organizations

  2. Venture Management how to build new high-growth businesses

See Corporate Management vs. Venture Management for more information

5 Factors that Make a Project a Success

By: Eric Verzuh, author of The Fast Forward MBA in Project Management

To be successful, a project must have:

  1. Agreement among the project stakeholders the team, customer, and management  on the goals of the project.

What is Management?

Management is more art than science. Managing is working with and through other people to accomplish the objectives of both the organization and its members... More

Main Business Purpose

A great business inspires employees by amazing opportunities and customers by exciting products. Management is perpetual creation of outstanding value for all stakeholders: customers, employees, investors and the society. Customer Value and buying decisions are the starting point for the actual practice of management, its policy and strategy.

Corporate Leader

As a corporate executive of your firm, you have a critical responsibility for the direction and successful operation of all business units within your organization.

Smart Executive

Corporate leadership involves a complex set of issues that demands a certain cross-unit expertise, which seldom is achieved through management experience at the business-unit level. You must search for synergies and explore achievements that are possible at the corporate level through cross-unit activity and the development of entirely new growth opportunities... More

25 Lessons from Jack Welch

Inspirational Leadership: 10 Roles

Inspirational leaders create an inspiring culture within their organization. They supply a shared vision and inspire people to achieve more than they may ever have dreamed possible. They are able to articulate a shared vision in a way that inspires others to act.

People do what they have to do for a manager. Inspired and energized people do their best for an inspirational leader.

Strategic Management

Strategic management is not a task, but a rather a set of managerial skills that should be used throughout the organization, in a wide variety of functions. Strategic cross-functional management is central to capitalizing on functional excellence, and in order for functional specialists to make the greatest possible contribution, managers must take a broader view of their functions and understand how they fit into the web of the organizational processes and, ultimately, into the overall strategy.

The ability to implement strategies is one of the most valuable of all managerial skills. Managers intent on implementing strategy must coordinate a broad range of interconnected efforts aimed at transforming intentions into action... More

Leadership the New Managerial Task

Leadership vs. Management

In the new era of rapid changes and knowledge-based enterprises, managerial work becomes increasingly a leadership task. Leadership is the primary force behind successful change. Leaders empower employees to act on the vision. They execute through inspiration and develop implementation capacity networks through a complex web of aligned relationship... More


Leadership-Management Synergy

To maximize your long-term success you should strive to be both a manager and a leader and to synergize their functions. Merely possessing management skills is no longer sufficient for success as an executive in today's business world . You need to understand the differences between managing and leading and know how to integrate the two roles to achieve organizational success... More

Coaching New Managerial Task

Effective managers need to coach. Coaching aims to enhance the performance and learning ability of your employees.

Coaching at work involves providing feedback, effective questioning and consciously matching your managerial style to the player's readiness to undertake a particular task12... More

Managing in the New Era of Rampant Change

Rapid change that is sweeping through every aspect of business today requires managers to rethink the way they do things constantly. You must be able to manage change in both reactive and proactive manner.

Change Management

The traditional management model that is geared to a rigid structure and command-and control mentality is not enough to get the job done any more... More

 Case in Point  7-Part Competitive Strategy of Microsoft

Although Bill Gates, Founder of Microsoft, built his empire on technological products, his business mastery is even more important than his technical skills, and his competitive urge is a huge driving force.

The early success of Microsoft was founded on the company's 7-part competitive strategy.

Managing for Results

To achieve results, you should develop a solid, sound, customer-focused, and entrepreneurial strategy, aimed at market leadership, based on innovation, and tightly focused on decisive opportunities.

Results-based Leadership

Managing Up

There are five laws that you absolutely must follow if you have any hope of creating, maintaining, and managing any productive relationship with your boss.

Kaizen the Japanese Concept of Continuous Improvement  >>>

Kaizen strategy calling for never-ending effort for Improvement at all organizational levels, is the most important Japanese management concept and the key to the country's competitive advantage. It concentrates at improving the process rather than at achieving certain results.

Such managerial attitudes make a major difference in how an organization masters change and achieves improvements... More

The Growing Role of the Business Architect

In today's knowledge- and innovation-driven complex economy, business architects are in growing demand.  To build a winning synergistically integrated organization, companies need  cross-functionally excellent people who can tie several silos of business development expertise together, create synergies and then lead people who will put their plans into action.... More


The Five Types of Management...

The Eternal Tasks of Management...

Two Common Traits of Great Leaders and Managers...

Concept of Effective Management...

New Management Model...

Managing Knowledge Workers...

Results-based Leadership...

Loose-Tight Leadership...

Thriving in a Complex Business Environment...

Systems Thinking...

Managing for Results...

Four Keys To Great Managers...

Building Management Team...

Building Cross-functional Team...

Management Is All About Perceptions...

Advanced Management Program (AMP)...

Decentralization and Delegation...

80/20 Theory of the Firm...

Systems Thinking...

Real-time Business Development...

Managing Rapid Growth...

People Power...

Employee Empowerment...

Persuading People...

Relentless Growth Attitude...

Energizing Employees...

The Fun Factor...

Five Manager's Mindsets...

Creative Problem Solving (CPS)...

Asking Searching Questions...

Strategic Road-mapping...

Strategic Achievement...

Systems Approach to Management...

Enterprise-wide Business Process Management (EBPM)...



Peter Drucker advice

The foundations have to be customer values and customer decisions. It is with those foundations that management policy and management strategy increasingly will have to start.

Peter Drucker







  1. Management: Tasks, Responsibilities, Practices, by Peter Drucker

  2. The Frontiers of Management : Where Tomorrow's Decisions Are Being Shaped Today , by Peter Drucker

  3. Managing in Time of Great Change, by Peter Drucker

  4. Management Challenges for the 21st Century, by Peter Drucker

  5. Kaizen: The Key To Japan's Competitive Success, Masaaki Imai

  6. Growing Your Business, PricewaterhouseCoopers

  7. Venture Catalyst : The Five Strategies for Explosive Corporate Growth, Donald L. Laurie

  8. Project Manager's MBA, Cohen E. Graham

  9. The New Superleadership, Charles C. Manz and Henry P. Sims, Jr.

  10. Leadership - Magic, Myth, or Method?, J.W. McLean and William Weitzel

  11. Extreme Management, Mark Stevens

  12. The Tao of Coaching, Max Landsberg

  13. Motivate to Win, Richard Denny

  14. Relentless Growth, Christopher Meyer

  15. The 80/20 Principle, Richard Koch

  16. It's not the BIG and eats the SMALL... it's the FAST that eats the SLOW, J.Jennings and L. Haughton

  17. The Centerless Corporation, by Bruce A.Pasternack and Albert. J. Viscio

  18. Essential Manager's Manual, Robert Heller and Tim Hindle

  19. Four Keys to Great Managers, The Gallup Organization

  20. Agenda, Michael Hammer

  21. Management with a Difference, Dr. G.P. Gupta, Sri Aurobindo Society

  22. Managing for Results, Peter Drucker

  23. Management in the Post-Industrial Society, Theodore Levitt

  24. Modern Management, Ninth Edition, Sameul C. Certo

  25. 7 Key Elements For Managers To Learn Coaching Skills, Wendy Hearn

  26. Business Process Management (BPM) is a Team Sport: Play it to Win!, Andrew Spanyi

  27. "Effective Managers Need To Coach," Wendy Hearn

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