No matter what kind of organization you have or want, management doesn't go away. It's something to do and it's a skill and talent that

Boyd's Management Model

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2021-09-26 13:00:06

No matter what kind of organization you have or want, management doesn't go away. It's something to do and it's a skill and talent that some folks have to develop so that everybody overall can do better. How do you classify those skills?

Is there a system for being a good fighter pilot? You might think that with the requirement that fighter pilots act almost instantly, engage in super-complex continuous maneuvers in multiple dimensions that the idea of having a "process" wouldn't work at all.

In the 1950s, the United States Air Force "grew" what many consider the greatest fighter pilot of all, John Boyd. Boyd was self-taught. Not only did he beat everybody the Air Force could throw at him, he was determined to research and figure out how he was able to perform so well.

Like countless other models before and after OODA, it consisted of a loop. There's an old joke somewhere that you can't teach management theory unless you have a loop in there somewhere, and so far it's turning out to be true. But while the structure and flow of Boyd's model may work or not work, his categories seem to be something else entirely.

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