What makes an effective organization?

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For a large organization to be effective, it must be simple. For a large organization to be simple, its people must have self-confidence and intellectual self-assurance. Insecure managers create complexity. Frightened, nervous managers use thick, convoluted planning books and busy slides filled with everything they’ve known since childhood.

Real leaders don’t need clutter. People must have the self-confidence to be clear, precise, to be sure that every person in their organization—highest to lowest—understands what the business is trying to achieve. But it’s not easy. You can’t believe how hard it is for people to be simple, how much they fear being simple. They worry that if they’re simple, people will think they’re simpleminded. In reality, of course, it’s just the reverse. Clear, tough-minded people are the most simple.

Adapted from  hbr.org

Who Is Jim Woods and Leadership Matters Institute and Why You Should Care 

We are a non profit leadership and strategy management consulting firm passionate about helping people and organizations exceed their expectations. Organizations such as MITRE, U.S. Army, Whirlpool Corporation have trusted Jim Woods and Leadership Matters to help them improve their enterprises. We invite you to learn more about our work at our website and schedule an appointment to discuss how we can help you better engage customers and increase top line growth.

About

Jim Woods is president of The Jim Woods Group. A management consulting firm. Go here to see his work www.jimwoodsgroup.com. He advises and speaks to organizations large and small on how to increase top line growth in times of uncertainty and complexity. Some of his speaking and consulting clients include: U.S. Army, MITRE Corporation, Pitney Bowes, Whirlpool, and 3M. See more at his website www.jimwoodsgroup.com.

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