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Marshall Goldsmith
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Marshall Goldsmith

Marshall Goldsmith is an executive educator, speaker, coach and best-selling author. His most recent book is Mojo.

No such thing as 'too big to manage'

Q: This week's Washington Post investigative series on the government's burgeoning intelligence network prompts the question: Can an organization get so big and so complex that it just can't be managed effectively? Or is "too-big-to-manage" just a cop-out for flawed structure and lack of leadership?

I don't believe that any organization is 'too big to manage'. Many are 'way too big to manage easily'!There will be failures in the management of any huge organization, this is part of life. The challenge of leaders is to plan ahead, minimize failures and use scale to get the competitive advantage needed to succeed.

With 'big' comes 'challenging', but definitely not 'impossible'.

By Marshall Goldsmith

 |  July 20, 2010; 11:40 AM ET
Category:  Government leadership , Making mistakes Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati  
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