Optimal Leadership  by Wayne M. Angel, Ph.D.
The Optimal Organization: Understand Who Want What




The Quest - A Preface

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Optimal Leadership
  The Optimal Organization
    From Where the 5 Critical Factors?
      The 5 Critical Factors
      Understand Who Wants What
          Getting Past the Obstacles
      Find a Solution
      Apply the Skills
      Establish Feedback
      Establish Foresight

      Other Possibilities

  Causes of Organization Failure
  Creating the Optimal Organization
  The Optimal Change Agent

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In most organizations and projects we are given a list of goals and/or objectives.  The novice is all too often deceived by such lists into believing that they define what is wanted.  A great deal of methodology has been written about requirements management (tracking and traceability).  Such methods can be useful, but to the unwary they can become significant pitfalls in the effort to understand what is wanted and by whom.  One must deeply understand who wants what to achieve outstanding results.   

I often have difficulty being precise about my wants.  I also have trouble keeping them constant.  Trying to accurately understand what someone else wants is far more difficult.  Let's begin by looking at some obstacles to understanding wants.

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