‘Backstage Management: The Invisible Do the job of Highly Successful Leaders’, by Charles Galunic
The late organisational theorist James March, who transpired to train Charles Galunic at Stanford, used to say that management was a delicate mix of “poetry and plumbing”.
Galunic’s book does not neglect the poetry. He writes very well about the responsibility of leaders to established persuasive visions for their groups and provide them while in the glare of the public highlight. But his emphasis is on the prosaic plumbing and electrics. The “creating, retaining and integrating” of elementary procedures these kinds of as establishing expertise, crafting lifestyle, managing contradictions — “are the essential, albeit backstage, sometimes invisible, work of small business leaders”.
This is not a book about how to deal with the distinct challenges of running out of a pandemic or by means of a recession — it was published ahead of lockdown. There is,