Maxims For The Issue Manager

Maxims For The Issue Manager

This is a handbook for the manager who intends to shape the future by applying process management to critical issues of the present. In a succinct, yet entertaining volume that can be read in an hour, author Randall L. Scheel shares 34 Maxims that might take years, and several jobs, to learn.
Randall L. Scheel (0-913869-02-3) Paperback, 85 pages, January 1991

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Leadership

Force People to Have Guts
Tell 'Em Where to Go

Effectiveness

Don't Reinvent the Wheel
Use Your Resources
Choose Quality Over Quantity

Analytics

Take "Power to the People" Seriously
Check Your Toolbox
Avoid "Issue Analysis Paralysis"
Don't Drive a Dumptruck When You Go to Senior Management
Prove It or Forget It

Organizational

Organizations: Know Thyself
Be Distinctive
Be a Good Supplier to Information Junkies
Infiltrate

Requirements

Accept the Fact: We're All Stupid
Dump the Clutch
Use a Paper Shredder, or You Aren't Managing the Issues

Politics

Get Your Foot in the Door and Keep It There
Ask for Help
Monitor Accounts Receivable
Hold the Lid on Justification
Realize that Issue Management is Based on the Same Thing as the Stock Market-Fear and Greed

Psychosocial

Put the Spotlight on Sales
Don't Promise a Rose Garden and Deliver Weeds
Treat Decision-Makers Like Babies
Know Your Audience
Consider the Role of Lobotomies
Mix It Up
Be a Pit Bull
Help Those Folks Who Don't Get Out Much
Get in Their Heads

Process

Don't Get Bit by the Byte Bug
Search for Status
Keep It Simple

Afterword

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