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People love to work together on something bigger than themselves. 

But miscommunication wastes at least 10%* of time and payroll.  It's the key reason projects fail and people quit. Silos build and collaboration falls apart.

We help managers make practical, cross-functional decisions

The Center is the standards body for general management. Our mission is to foster practical collaboration in the workplace.  But collaboration is impossible unless everyone shares simple tools written in a standard language.  We support these generalists managers throughout their careers

New general managers:
Team training in core decisions and key tools and terms

Experienced general managers:
Individual coaching in more complex decisions
Chief executives: 
Facilitation of peer discussions and strategic planning

"The Center’s Management Self-Assessment tool provided extraordinary results. After the short training, our team spotted both gaps and strengths and then agreed quickly on the priorities. It was a morale boost: one manager said, ‘Now I see how what I do helps you guys!’" - CEO of the Dean Foundation

  Get everyone on the same page

The General Manager’s Toolkit includes fourteen 1-page tools for planning, analysis and project management written in our standard language. It is constantly refined by hundreds of managers in all types of organizations.  Our members dislike complexity and constant reinvention.


The General Manager’s Index puts on one screen a common-sense hierarchy of definitions, rated resources and best practices. More than a library, it is the standard framework for practical decision-makingThe GM’s Index lets everyone appreciate each other.

Collaborate effectively and delegate with confidence

Our work reduces miscommunication errors and improves project and process results.  And these improve morale, spark innovation and attract and retain talented people, building a lasting culture of collaboration.  By providing everyone simple tools and a standard language, executives can delegate with confidence.

We help people achieve great things together.
Contact us or attend a workshop to learn more.

* From Forbes:  "Wasting Time At Work: The Epidemic Continues.Cheryl Conner.  July 2015

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