Management – in a picture

I was looking for a picture to describe management – all of it. A bit of a tall order I know. But I Googled around a bit and here’s something that caught my eye.

I really like this management skills pyramid. (Thanks to F John Reh over at

It starts at Level 1 – basically getting through the day…

…by planning, organising, directing and controlling. Taking care of business. The ultimate definition of management – doing things right.

Moving onto Level 2 – developing your staff…

…motivation, training and coaching, fostering staff involvement. I prefer inspire over motivate. You cannot motivate anyone, but you can inspire them. However it’s all good stuff. Helping staff to grow so that they can allow you to step up to the next stage…

Then Level 3 – improving yourself…

…time management and self-management. Two favourites of mine. Because they are the facilitators of greatness. And so it seems in this model, because they facilitate…

Level 4 – Leadership…

…you are no longer a caterpillar…you are a butterfly. Doing the right things.

Here’s a pdf of the Pyramid

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2 Responses to Management – in a picture

  1. Eilidh Milnes October 25, 2010 at 6:09 am #

    Another “pearl” from Mark. Learn and enjoy. A500 calling me :) but first I’ll post this on Twitter for my followers.


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