Published Articles

When Knowledge Takes the Helm

Why Management Needs Design

Author: Lukas Michel

Perspectives on Performance, Volume 11, Issue 2, 2014, pages 20-22


The Performance Triangle

Author: Lukas Michel

Perspectives on Performance, Volume 10, Issue 3, 2013, Page 8

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The Performance Triangle

Author: Lukas Michel

Perspectives on Performance, Volume 10, Issue 1, 2012, Page 8

To win in an increasingly dynamic, ambiguous, and volatile environment, leadership teams in most industries must be agile – flexibly react to early signs and act on them quickly.  In the increasingly complex operating environment of an organization where stakes on even small decisions are high, leaders need to rely on employees at the periphery to make decisions...

Control Tomorrow's Decisions Through Today's Design

Author: Lukas Michel

Perspectives on Performance, Volume 6, Issue 2, 2008, Page14

Decisions drive performance. The challenge is that the control of decisions requires design. As the “big” systems in organizations, formal decision making provides leaders with an integrated mechanism to address measurement, information, feedback, learning, strategy, implementation, beliefs and boundaries. With an appropriate design, such management systems are well aligned with the type of ownership, the strategy, the structure, the leadership style, the degree of decentralization, and the nature of the industry. ...

Organizing the CEO's Sphere of Power

Author: Lukas Michel and Patricia Seemann

CriticalEye Online, June-August 05

CEOs distribute decision making responsibilities throughout an organization with their management systems. Such systems need to go beyond fixed decision making and control mechanisms and empower employees to use their experience and judgment. To encourage “smart” decisions, CEOs need “smart” management systems that let them exercise power with more traction, greater flexibility and reduced complexity. These systems can be configured in a systematic way to improve an organization’s performance. ....

Das CEO Büro

Author: Patricia Seemann and Lukas Michel

BILANZ  "Prozesse" l  Beilage: Scorecard

Das Themenmagazin für Führungskräfte  l  Juni 2008, Seiten 36-37

CEO haben drei Ziele: die richtigen Entscheidungen zum richtigen Zeitpunkt zu treffen und dafür zu sorgen, dass die Firma das ebenfalls kann; alle Aktivitäten und Funktionen der Firma zu integrieren; die eigene Zeit stets sinnvoll einzusetzen. Um das zu erreichen, ist ein gut durchdachtes CEO Office von entscheidender Bedeutung. Wir beschreiben, wie man dies erreicht. ...

Do You Need a Chief of Staff?

Author: Patricia Seemann

American Executive, June 2009

The CEOs we work with tell us they need to do three things:

1. Make good decisions
2. Integrate the actions of different business functions
3. Make sure that his or her own time is used to the best effect

In a big organization, these goals are by no means easy to achieve. Most CEOs do not have much of an infrastructure to help them systematically manage these challenges. This is tough on them and on the management team that needs to interact with them. ...

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Blog contributions

Crossing the Rubicon to Performance Management for the Digital Era by Lukas Michel. The Italian blog PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT REVIEW publishes the new article. Thanks to Fabrizzio Bocci of for the translation and the publishing!

Bringing Humans Back to Work: Is Democracy the Answer? Lukas Michel, Mai 2015. ⇒ Drucker Forum Blog

It’s the Operating System, stupid! – A quest for a European Humanistic Management Movement, Hans Stoisser and Lukas Michel, Mai 2015. ⇒ Drucker Forum Blog

Diagnostic Mentoring - Managing in Turbulent Times, Lukas Michel, January 2015. ⇒ ChangeBoard Blog

When Knowledge Takes the Helm, Lukas Michel, August 2014. Download from ⇒ Dialogue Review

People-centric Neural Networks: The Key to Managing Organizational Complexity, Dr. Herb Nold and Lukas Michel, October 2013. Read in the ⇒ Drucker Forum Blog

Conference Presentations

Conference presentations, download from ⇒ Management Resources

Why Management Needs Design - 5 Memorable Questions: Presentation at HR Summit 2015, Birmingham, 3./4.Feb 2015.

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