Beyond Common Sense Analysis

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Beyond Common Sense --------------------------------------- There are hundreds if not thousands of writers on leadership, management and business excellence there people with varying levels of experience and success giving there two cents on what it takes to run a successful organization. While some of their suggestions may be groundbreaking other are ill conceives and outright deceptive. There are contrarian school of thought to the overly optimistic view on leadership that you encounter all too often. I recently came across a couple of these perspectives. --------------------------------------- Robert Greene received plenty of criticism for his books the 48 Laws of Power and The Art of Seduction. The books are seen to propagate ideal…show more content…
--------------------------------------- Putt's Law: "Technology is dominated by two types of people: those who understand what they do not manage and those who manage what they do not understand.”…show more content…
There those who work hands on with the technology and understand it through and through but will never be put in a position to manage it. Some of the people in this group will be glad to keep working with the technology however, other may aspire for management roles. However management roles are filled by those who have a poor understanding of the technology. --------------------------------------- Putt’s Law has a corollary which states: --------------------------------------- "Every technical hierarchy, in time, develops a competence inversion." --------------------------------------- This means that in every technical hierarchy the people at the top will lack the technical competency of the people at the bottom. It may be because the people that have the highest levels of competence are kept where there skills add the most value to the organization. Those that are incompetent or proved to huddles to the smooth flow of matters in the technical space were promoted to get out of the way of those doing the real work. --------------------------------------- We would like to think that we live in a just world where good things go to the most deserving but that is a fallacy. Things in reality work in ways that defy our expectations. What may seem intuitive or like common sense is not what is in practice. Sometimes what would be intuitive may actually be
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