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Publication date: 1 January 1988

Jerry Rhodes and Sue Thame

Just as a carpenter has different manual tools for different tasks so a manager needs different thinking tools for differential tasks. Research originally with Philips…

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Just as a carpenter has different manual tools for different tasks so a manager needs different thinking tools for differential tasks. Research originally with Philips Electronics established connections between tasks and thinking processes. The thinking processes are defined in 25 Thunks, in Form divided into three colours of Thinking. Individuals habitually have strong orientations to one style of thinking — coloured Blue, Red or Green. These diagnoses can then be used to help individuals expand their style of thinking.

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Industrial and Commercial Training, vol. 20 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0019-7858

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Publication date: 1 January 1988

Jerry Rhodes and Sue Thame

The stock‐in‐trade of trainers, and we include ourselves, are the conceptual models, frameworks and structures we use for teaching, coaching and counselling. The models…

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The stock‐in‐trade of trainers, and we include ourselves, are the conceptual models, frameworks and structures we use for teaching, coaching and counselling. The models that trainers use have their equivalents in the architect's scale drawings, the management services systems, the fashion designer's sketches, the engineer's blue‐prints, the copy‐writer's mock‐ups. Manufacturing is fast realising that the better its ability to model what it wants to make, the better its chances of success, For example, the help of technology like computer aided design, has dramatically reduced the cost and time consumed in the design stage.

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Journal of European Industrial Training, vol. 12 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0309-0590

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Publication date: 1 January 1991

Jerry Rhodes

The article explores the use of maps and models as conceptual toolsused by trainers. Experience is ordered by modelling in a way thatallows it to be readily passed on to…

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The article explores the use of maps and models as conceptual tools used by trainers. Experience is ordered by modelling in a way that allows it to be readily passed on to someone else. With increasing maturity in the profession a trainer needs to develop his or her own models. The author presents an example of how this can be done: a tool of a kind for instrumenting tasks. The example is intended to structure brainstorming and the challenging of existing sets of concepts. It is shown in verbal form for dealing with specifics and visual form to make it easy to grasp. The example is derived from a set of 25 generic tools.

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Industrial and Commercial Training, vol. 23 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0019-7858

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Publication date: 1 December 2005

Bob Garratt

This essay argues that many directors are never inducted and developed into their board directoral roles. By not understanding their legal roles and tasks as a director

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Purpose

This essay argues that many directors are never inducted and developed into their board directoral roles. By not understanding their legal roles and tasks as a director, as distinct from a manager, they can rarely extract themselves for long enough to become skilled at thinking strategically, assessing risks, and taking wise decisions for the future health of their company

Design/methodology/approach

The paper draws on many years experience of working with boards. It advocates the use of the Learning Board model, the Thinking Intentions Profile psychometric, reading newspapers and journals systematically and getting out more, as ways of creating the conditions in which strategic thinking can be developed effectively.

Findings

Three key conditions must be met before it is possible to achieve an effective board. First, agreement around the boardroom table that they will accept as essential board selection, induction, training and development, annual appraisal of the board and each director. Second, that the board chairman is fully committed to these, including his or her own 360 degree annual appraisal and is backed strongly by a truly independent company secretary or legal counsel. Third, that all directors have the same annual contract for services which spells out the time they need to devote to their crucial direction‐giving role.

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This paper is of particular value to Boards in the UK, Europe and the USA and to senior executives.

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Journal of Business Strategy, vol. 26 no. 6
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0275-6668

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Publication date: 19 December 2012

Randall C. Campbell and Asli Ogunc

Advances in Econometrics is a series of research annuals first published in 1982 by JAI Press. In this paper, we present a brief history of the series over its first 30…

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Advances in Econometrics is a series of research annuals first published in 1982 by JAI Press. In this paper, we present a brief history of the series over its first 30 years. We describe key events in the history of the volume, and give information about the key contributors: editors, editorial board members, Advances in Econometrics Fellows, and authors who have contributed to the great success of the series.

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30th Anniversary Edition
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-78190-309-4

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Publication date: 9 March 2012

Mary Lee Rhodes, Lucia Biondi, Ricardo Gomes, Ana I. Melo, Frank Ohemeng, Gemma Perez‐Lopez, Andrea Rossi and Wayhu Sutiyono

This paper seeks to extend the analysis of performance management regimes by Bouckaert and Halligan to other countries in order to contribute to the developing theory of…

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Purpose

This paper seeks to extend the analysis of performance management regimes by Bouckaert and Halligan to other countries in order to contribute to the developing theory of forms and challenges in public sector performance management.

Design/methodology/approach

The state of performance management and the context in which it has evolved is assessed in seven different countries using dimensions drawn from Bouckaert and Halligan's work along with elements from earlier work by Pollitt and Bouckaert. These are summarized in a table and comparisons made to generate additional insights into the factors that influence the shape and speed of public management evolution.

Findings

The paper finds that the Bouckaert and Halligan framework for analyzing public sector performance management is useful, albeit with some modifications. Specifically, it finds that administrative culture is a key factor influencing the speed of reform and that the attitude of elites (politicians and civil servants, in most cases) is also a vital piece of the puzzle that was not included in Bouckaert and Halligan, but did appear in the earlier framework of Pollitt and Bouckaert. It also finds evidence that economic and political crises occurring together accelerate the introduction of integrated performance management systems, but that trust in government does not appear to be a significant factor. Finally, the paper observes that, absent political crisis/commitment, governments will prioritise “external” performance measures such as customer service, participation and transparency objectives over “internal” performance measures such as financial, staff management and whole of government reporting.

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The countries studied provide a rare insight into lesser‐known performance management regimes and the use of the Bouckaert and Halligan framework allows for comparisons to earlier (and future) research. The findings will be of interest to scholars in public administration reform and performance management.

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International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management, vol. 61 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1741-0401

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Legal Professions: Work, Structure and Organization
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-0-76230-800-2

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Publication date: 1 September 2000

Index by subjects, compiled by K.G.B. Bakewell covering the following journals: Facilities Volumes 8‐17; Journal of Property Investment & Finance Volumes 8‐17; Property…

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Index by subjects, compiled by K.G.B. Bakewell covering the following journals: Facilities Volumes 8‐17; Journal of Property Investment & Finance Volumes 8‐17; Property Management Volumes 8‐17; Structural Survey Volumes 8‐17.

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Facilities, vol. 18 no. 9
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0263-2772

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Publication date: 1 March 2001

K.G.B. Bakewell

Compiled by K.G.B. Bakewell covering the following journals published by MCB University Press: Facilities Volumes 8‐18; Journal of Property Investment & Finance Volumes…

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Compiled by K.G.B. Bakewell covering the following journals published by MCB University Press: Facilities Volumes 8‐18; Journal of Property Investment & Finance Volumes 8‐18; Property Management Volumes 8‐18; Structural Survey Volumes 8‐18.

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Structural Survey, vol. 19 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0263-080X

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Publication date: 1 March 2000

K.G.B. Bakewell

Compiled by K.G.B. Bakewell covering the following journals published by MCB University Press: Facilities Volumes 8‐17; Journal of Property Investment & Finance Volumes…

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Compiled by K.G.B. Bakewell covering the following journals published by MCB University Press: Facilities Volumes 8‐17; Journal of Property Investment & Finance Volumes 8‐17; Property Management Volumes 8‐17; Structural Survey Volumes 8‐17.

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Property Management, vol. 18 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0263-7472

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