Stumbling Blocks to Effective Management

by H. B. Cooke, Management Consultant; Gambille, Md.,

Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 1980, Vol. 50, Issue 3, Pg. 66-67

Document Type: Feature article


The author, who for a time was a manager with a powerplant design/construct company, after working with many aspiring managers, concludes that five stumbling blocks exist that sometimes hamper effective management. They are: inability to communicate, inability to understand a chain of command, inability to establish priorities, inability to follow up, and inability to empathize.

Subject Headings: Managers | Power plants

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