Advanced Cat Herding - (mis)managing creativity

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Managing and being managed in creative and knowledge-based businesses

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Advanced Cat Herding - (mis)managing creativity

  1. 1. Advanced Cat Herding (mis)managing creativity or “why Milestone Planner got built” and what I've learnt from managing people and being managed Benjamin Ellis @benjaminellis
  2. 2. Agenda(ish) Being a Great Cat Herder Being a Great Cat Being a Good Herd Member
  3. 3. Agenda(ish) Being a Great Cat Herder
  4. 4. What makes a good (or a bad) manager?
  5. 5. “ Don't tell me what to do!”
  6. 6. “ Don't tell me how to do it!”
  7. 7. Manager #Fail
  8. 8. Don't tell people WHAT Explain WHY Help people...
  9. 9. Give People a Clear Purpose
  10. 10. >Motivation<
  11. 11. Explain Why! Businesses win through discretionary effort Enable People to Give Their All
  12. 12. Physiological Physiological Safety/Surety Belonging Esteem * Maslow
  13. 13. The smartest person in the room THE BOSS IS NOT
  14. 14. >Business is changing<
  15. 15. People Systems Processes
  16. 16. Skills ? Knowledge
  17. 17. Innovation ? Execution
  18. 18. Social Media is the new PROCESS Share where you want to get to, and why. NB: Sharing <> Telling
  19. 19. Vision Mission Purpose
  20. 20. Agenda(ish) Being a Good Herd Member
  21. 21. What Makes For a Good Herd Member?
  22. 22. A Swan Or an ugly duckling?
  23. 23. Setting And Managing Expectations
  24. 24. Managing Expectations Negotiating Expectations Understanding Expectations Meeting Expectations
  25. 25. Agree: Who By When Does What
  26. 28. Agenda(ish) Being a Great Cat
  27. 29. A Place in the Pride Is Something You Earn
  28. 30. Whats makes you productive?
  29. 31. We Are All Crazy Busy
  30. 32. Get Over It overcome it
  31. 33. There is too much to do
  32. 34. What's different in a knowledge business?
  33. 35. We are not farmers Anymore The whole field will never be ploughed
  34. 36. Capture Every Commitment
  35. 37. HOW DO YOU TRACK YOUR COMMITMENTS?
  36. 38. Have a trusted system... OPEN LISTS HOW DO YOU TRACK YOUR COMMITMENTS? CLOSED LISTS
  37. 39. THE KEY TO PRODUCTIVITY IS DOING LESS, WHILE DOING MORE OF WHAT _ MATTERS _
  38. 40. Be accountable – to your others and yourself
  39. 41. Advanced Cat Herding (mis)managing creativity or “why Milestone Planner got built” and what I've learnt from managing people and being managed Benjamin Ellis @benjaminellis

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