Management Matters to a Curious Cat
John Hunter has been writing about management online since 1995. He has shared ideas on management via his blog, Curious Cat Management Improvement Blog, since 2005 and recently as the new author of the Dr. Deming blog hosted by the W.Edwards Deming Institute.
In John’s new book, Management Matters: Building Enterprise Capability, he looks at the ideas and principles of people like Dr. Deming, Ackoff, Ohno, Drucker, Scholtes, Joiner and others, explaining how to adopt them in your work. If you think, this book is a re-write of some old principles, I encourage you to listen to the podcast. John, though he credits the others, has fresh perspectives on how to integrate new technology and new ideas to manage organizations more effectively.
You can listen to an a short portion of audio where John discussed adding two new deadly diseases of management: excessive executive compensation and an outdated intellectual property system, Dr. Deming’s 7 Deadly Diseases + 2. This section is not part of the podcast below.
If John’s name sounds familiar, you might remember him from a previous podcast which turned into being: 2012 Podcast of Year–Deming with John Hunter.
About the Deming Blog: John will explore Dr. Deming’s ideas on management by examining his works and exploring how the ideas are being applied in organizations today. While he was alive, Dr. Deming continued to learn and add to his management philosophy. The blog attempts to hold true to his ideas while also looking at how those ideas have been, and are being, extended and implemented.
About John Hunter: John combines technology with management expertise to improve the performance of organizations. He has served as an information technology program manager for the American Society for Engineering Education, the Office of Secretary of Defense Quality Management Office and the White House Military Office. He has authored the Curious Cat Management Improvement Blog for years.