A simple pie model can be used to describe the trade-offs of protecting ownership share versus growing the program.
For the sake of mathematical modeling purity, expanded versions of the perception equation are presented.
An example from my time helping to manage a college campus for illustrating the need to develop communication plans to create the proper perception.
An anecdote illustrating that solving an organizational problem does not necessarily translate into the perception that the problem is solved.
The Perception Equation is a fundamental building block for developing leadership, management, and entrepreneurship skills.
An example from aviation history that illustrates the benefit of trying a new strategy to break through to achieve an enhanced performance.
Discussion of a NASA training class where the concepts of synergistic decision making and consensus were explored.
A key leadership skill is the ability to achieve consensus on decisions. My observation is that nearly everyone wants to make good decisions and to achieve a consensus among team members, but most seem to be stymied trying to achieve both objectives simultaneously.
Saul Alinsky was a very effective organizer and he developed the following rules for getting organized. It is important to understand all of the tactics that might be called into play on any issue. These rules are reported many places online but they are repeated here for completeness of this collection. […]