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Articles for August 2006

You could be a genius - if only you had a good system

Performance management is one of those many management issues (leadership is another) that becomes more puzzling the more you look at it.
A consultant's guide to mastery of the universe

BY THE end of the 20th century, management consultancy was a $100bn-a-year business. Considering that there is no accepted body of theory or practice for consultants to sell, it is not a profession, is unregulated and is not subject to anything resembling
Penalised for making folk better? I feel sick already

THE BIZARRE tale of Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust, which has been penalised for treating its patients too quickly, shows just how hard it is for managers to manage in Labour's idiosyncratic pseudo-markets.
MANAGEMENT: Beware: you are entering a new age of redundancy

The legal profession warns that legislative changes are likely to put a slow burn under the whole employment relationship, including pay and seniority as well as retirement.