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Interview with David Maister



Coert Visser

'Messy emotions ' are often important drivers in organizations. Read what managment guru David Maister has to say about this. And what about all those management fads? What is really useful? What insights will stand the test of time? These are only some of the intruiging issues David Maister talks about in this interview.


Thank You and wishing more dialogues
From:Sebastiaan Aghina
Date:23-11-2005
Contribute:Interview with David Maister
Section:Business Services
Type:Interviews
Response:The interview is inspiring as could be expected with these two professionals on professionals. For a more detailed reaction and some questions to Mr. Maister I refer to my response at the end of the article sent just a few minutes ago.

I keep on looking forward to more of these quality dialogues also with other international authorities on the subject of professional consulting.

Again thank you

Kindest regards

Dear mr. Maister en mr. Visser,

THANK YOU
First of all I want to thank Mr. Maister for his inspiring and healthy 'earthly' way of treating the subject of professionalism for so many years. In many of my professional and personal contacts I recommend people who are open to constructive self reflection to read your works and if possible attend your lectures.

CHARACTER BUILDING
Reading your dialogue full of professional wisdom and witty insights, a certain conclusion came to my mind. The whole problem of our professional and business life is that we've lost our focus as human beings on what Marcus Aurelius, the philosopher-emperor, called 'our inner compass'. Character building, putting needs of others (family members, clients, employees) first instead of going for the quick personal wins which leave you empty handed because there's no one around to share the joys anymore; this is all being put into the background of our daily life. Our being out of inner or if you wish moral centre in daily busy life, has its consequences for professionals. As Mr. Maister puts clearly, too much emphasis in the education of management is being put on the rational side of human beings, too little attention is being paid to our emotional side. And man is mostly motivated by emotions instead of by rational calculus, even if man thinks he is not. I say 'he' on purpose for women have a definite advantage, as Mr Maister implicitly notes on many occasions, being more emotional educated during their upbringing.
In line with this observations, it's interesting to note that the concept of intuition is attracting now more public and professional attention in the United States and here in Europe (for instance the bestseller Intuition by McCladwell). Intuition being somewhere between rational knowledge and thinking and emotional instincts, can be the third option to balance our life as a private and an professional person and to manage the interesting vague line between them.

MY QUESTIONS
After this long introduction I want to ask Mr. Maister the following questions:
- What's your reaction to the concept of 'inner (moral) compass' especially in a professional context?
- What's your opinion on intuition in the sense of being a kind of professional instinct how to react towards client's situations and needs?
- Are female professionals in a way more successful than male professionals because of their supposedly more balanced inner compass? Or is this conclusion too bold ?

I hope that you can enlight me in these matters or at least give me a hint in which way I have to look for the answers.

With the greatest respect,


drs. Sebastiaan Aghina
Program Manager

The BlomBerg Instituut
Dorpsstraat 1
5261 CJ VUGHT
T.: +31 73 - 684 25 21
M.: +31 06 - 129 755 09
F.: +31 73 - 684 25 20
E-mail: aghina@blomberginstituut.nl
Internet: www.blombergsinstituut.nl
 
Thanks and three questions about intuition
From:Sebastian Aghina
Date:23-11-2005
Contribute:Interview with David Maister
Section:Business Services
Type:Interviews
Response:Dear mr. Maister en mr. Visser,

THANK YOU
First of all I want to thank Mr. Maister for his inspiring and healthy 'earthly' way of treating the subject of professionalism for so many years. In many of my professional and personal contacts I recommend people who are open to constructive self reflection to read your works and if possible attend your lectures.

CHARACTER BUILDING
Reading your dialogue full of professional wisdom and witty insights, a certain conclusion came to my mind. The whole problem of our professional and business life is that we've lost our focus as human beings on what Marcus Aurelius, the philosopher-emperor, called 'our inner compass'. Character building, putting needs of others (family members, clients, employees) first instead of going for the quick personal wins which leave you empty handed because there's no one around to share the joys anymore; this is all being put into the background of our daily life. Our being out of inner or if you wish moral centre in daily busy life, has its consequences for professionals. As Mr. Maister puts clearly, too much emphasis in the education of management is being put on the rational side of human beings, too little attention is being paid to our emotional side. And man is mostly motivated by emotions instead of by rational calculus, even if man thinks he is not. I say 'he' on purpose for women have a definite advantage, as Mr Maister implicitly notes on many occasions, being more emotional educated during their upbringing.
In line with this observations, it's interesting to note that the concept of intuition is attracting now more public and professional attention in the United States and here in Europe (for instance the bestseller Intuition by McCladwell). Intuition being somewhere between rational knowledge and thinking and emotional instincts, can be the third option to balance our life as a private and an professional person and to manage the interesting vague line between them.

MY QUESTIONS
After this long introduction I want to ask Mr. Maister the following questions:
- What's your reaction to the concept of 'inner (moral) compass' especially in a professional context?
- What's your opinion on intuition in the sense of being a kind of professional instinct how to react towards client's situations and needs?
- Are female professionals in a way more successful than male professionals because of their supposedly more balanced inner compass? Or is this conclusion too bold ?

I hope that you can enlight me in these matters or at least give me a hint in which way I have to look for the answers.

With the greatest respect,


Sebastiaan Aghina
Program Manager and Social Philosopher

The BlomBerg Instituut
Dorpsstraat 1
5261 CJ VUGHT
T.: +31 73 - 684 25 21
M.: +31 06 - 129 755 09
F.: +31 73 - 684 25 20
E-mail: aghina@blomberginstituut.nl
Internet: www.blombergsinstituut.nl
 
More Maister
From:Coert Visser
Date:23-05-2005
Contribute:Interview with David Maister
Section:Business Services
Type:Interviews
Response:Dear all,

You may wish to know that David Maister did a web-based seminar that was recorded and is available (for free) on the web. It is entitled "Management: Missing in Action" and lasts one hour. Here is the link

Just type your name in and hit "View Recording"


Coert

www.m-cc.nl
 

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