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Articles for November 2012

Outsourcing chickens come home to roost

Most outsourcing is the opposite of systems thinking and its harmful effects are exactly what systems thinking would predict
Management theory was hijacked in the 80s. We're still suffering the fallout

Good governance went out of the window when the Chicago school's reductive view of human nature took hold
A code of malpractice

The City has been celebrating the success of its governance codes. It would do better to judge by the substance rather than the process
The real leadership crisis

The 'leadership crisis' is not a dearth of great leaders: it's poorly chosen people appointed to a faulty specification to do a job that's designed to make them do the wrong thing