Re: Radical management?

Subject: Re: Radical management?
From: Kenneth Mauro <kmauro -at- AMERITECH -dot- NET>
Date: Wed, 10 Mar 1999 12:13:42 -0600

Geoffrey Hart wrote:

> Here's my radical thought for the day:
... I'm no communist, but despite that, in a very real sense, managers
> must be the servants of those who produce, not their masters; that
> is, the role of management is to create conditions such that those
> who produce the product can produce it, and anything other
> benefits that managers bring to the project is gravy ...

May I add this, from a nice book called Becoming a Technical Leader by
Gerald Weinberg. The author uses a quotation at the beginning of the
first chapter:

If you are a good leader,
Who talks little,
They will say,
When your work is done,
And your aim fulfilled,
"We did it ourselves."

-- Lao-Tse

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