Category Archives: Musher Management

Vision, Geometry, and Leadership

To follow up on my recent blogs on communication and clarity, I thought I would return to the dogsled metaphor to make a finer point.  In the dogsled configuration, the dogs are harnessed to the sled, low to the ground … Continue reading

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Clarity

Clarity of communication and communication strategy are critical elements in dog sledding. In the Parable of the Musher, the CEO reaches a point in his dog sledding experience where the team must traverse a steep hill: “What I witnessed on … Continue reading

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Communications

So much about leadership is driven by the quality of communications at all levels of a business, especially between the leader and the management team. Ironically, people are seldom taught how to manage the quality of their communications. In certain … Continue reading

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Organizational Design

I really think that 50% of my secret sauce for successful leadership is in organizational design. In my experience, many CEO’s simply aren’t aware of the negative impact their organization’s design is creating. In many organizations, it’s not clear that … Continue reading

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Self-Interested Caretaking

I believe effective leadership is much like a Musher’s running of his or her dog sled team.   While the bigger picture objective is to win races, the Musher’s primary responsibility is the care and feeding of the dogs. S/he must … Continue reading

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How to Read the Musher Management Weblog

Thank you for your interest in my leadership philosophy and management practices I have chosen to call Musher Management™. To get started, I encourage you first to read the information within the tab called The Parable of the Musher, followed … Continue reading

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