Jigsaw Management

Jigsaw Management

If you have been in workshops with our team, you may have played with jigsaw puzzles. Many of the first big AHAs you get come from those puzzles. There is something engaging and enjoyable in the idea that we can use simple jigsaw puzzles and box tops to make growth significantly better for you and your organization. 
 
These 3 articles are a good written summary of how Jigsaw Management works. (You can get more in the book Warp-Speed Growth and of course by holding one of our workshops.) You will find the basics in the article for the Canadian Business Review, and various facets of it in the following four short pieces. One of the most interesting may be the second one - the results of a survey on how executives get promoted to become President. 
 
This is a library of articles. I recommend that you start with the first two and read them. You may find that they help you fundamentally change your business.

Jigsaw Management - Faster and Better Decisions

for the Canadian Business Review

In managing a business today, your success depends on how well your management team makes and recommends correct and timely decisions.

If you want to get repeatable success with decisions, you need to be able to show a pattern or model to follow. This could be for you or for your management team, but in order for it to work, it has to be both simple and truly portable. If it cannot be carried around in a new manager's head, it won't work.

In this article I will suggest a proven tool called the Jigsaw Management(tm) Model. It is a crisp way to deal with management and

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So You Want the President's Job...

for Business Horizons
The Editor's Chair

Getting caught listening may not be indispensable for a great career or rapid advances in management, but it is the common denominator in promotions to the top job.

How do people get promoted to CEO? Why will one of your colleagues bepassed over on the road to the presidency of your company when another,with seemingly no better qualifications, gets the promotion? Is there acommon denominator to these career advancements--one you can use toimprove your business? To find out, we surveyed presidents, CEOs, board members, and top

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Solving the Jigsaw Puzzle of Leadership

for American Management Association; Fall 2003.

Today, you can’t waste time, people or money. Your team must make the right choices from the start, ideally without your always having to be present. How can you do that?

To lead to repeatable success with decisions, you need to establish common ground rules or a framework for your team. The framework should define how your business invests in time, people and money. The decision rules need to be easy to use and easy to transfer to managers and individual contributors. The process is comparable to that of putting together a jigsaw puzzle.

Let’s start at the

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