Too many leads to a bureaucratic nightmare. BRYCE ON MANAGEMENT When I first started in the work force, I asked my boss about the scope of my responsibilities. He simply told me to go as far and hard as possible. If I started to wander out of bounds, he would reign me in. This worked remarkably … [Read more...] about Boxes of Rules
Probably the best way to differentiate between a commercial enterprise and a nonprofit organization is by asking, “Who serves who?” Whether it is a small business or a major corporation, the commercial enterprise is primarily concerned with serving its customers. In general, such companies will go … [Read more...] about Who Serves Who?
NOTE: I originally wrote this post for my management consulting business, but it is just as valid for those people hoping to become a Worshipful Master of a Lodge. I hope you enjoy it. I know a young man who was recently promoted to the position of "Project Manager." This was his first … [Read more...] about Your Management Style
A person's trustworthiness can be measured by the number of metal keys he possesses. Each key represents a trust or responsibility the person has committed to maintaining. I tend to believe the more keys a person has, the more he is trusted; the fewer keys he possesses, less so. I have three sets of … [Read more...] about The Hassle of Metal Keys
The Boy Scouts of America in three parts: Part I – Being a Boy Scout | Part II – Masonic Origins? | Part III – Organization Having looked at the past 100 years of the Boy Scouts, it is important to spend some time on their organization so as to put into perspective how it operates and perhaps … [Read more...] about BSA 100 – Lessons in Organization
Every once in a while, I'll meet someone that asks me “So what is a Freemason?” Like most Brothers, I want to tell them how great of an organization is, how it is so important in society, and how much it has enlightened me personally, and usually I do. However, sometimes I feel a bit apprehensive … [Read more...] about Walking the Walk
Business Writer Gary Hamel of the Wall Street Journal is a bit of an outsider when it comes to religion. His background is much more wall street than the pulpit. I have no doubt that in his life he has had some experience in regards to faith, but, based on his writing credentials, Hamel is a very … [Read more...] about Organizations lose their relevance when the rate of internal change lags the pace of external change.