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Strategic Management & Leadership System™




Development and Performance Enhancement Resources --

with the Unified Practice of Management™ (UPoM™) Model


   Descriptive Materials:


1.  SM&L System™ Table of Contents  (see below)  --  [ PDF version ]


2.  Training Booklets/Manuals.html  --   [ PDF version ]

(Total of approximately 1,200 2-column 8 1/2 x 11 pages)


380+ models, figures, tables, exhibits, including

The Managerial Target® and

          Unified Practice of Management™ (UPoM) Model 


[click for Powerpoint description of Training Program's Features, Advantages, and Benefits]

 (To open this protected Powerpoint file, click on "Read Only")


3Management Tools.htm  --  PDF version ]


260+ D-I-Y Professional Management Tools


[click for Powerpoint description of Integrated Strategic Planning and

Knowledge Management Tools' Features, Advantages, and Benefits]

 (To open this protected Powerpoint file, click on "Read Only")


4.  Next-Generation Management, Leadership,  --  PDF version ]

                  and Organization Development.html  (500-page book)


List of Book's Figures, Tables, Exhibits  --  [ PDF version ]


5.  Major Innovations of R. D. Cecil.html  --   [ PDF version ]


6.  Team Thinking/Learning Centers.html


7.  Comments by Academicians and Practitioners.html  --   [ PDF version ]


8.  Adapations of the Above for the Military & Government  --   [ PDF version ]




Strategic Management & Leadership Sytem

Folders’ Contents



000   Descriptions of Contents


0-0   You Should (Print &) Read These INSTRUCTIONS Soon- System Contents and Their Use

0-0­  NEVER  ALTER  FILE or FOLDER NAMES in Folders 0-1, 0-2, 0-3, or 0-4, and keep on the same drive.


0-1  LAUNCH Presentations, Courses, Programs, Tools         (See page 4 and the insert)


                *              1_LAUNCH Managerial-Leadership Process and Tools Interface.xls

                                2_LAUNCH Management Knowledge Base Interface.xls

                                3_LAUNCH Books and Tools Interface.xls

                *              4_LAUNCH Full Course or Seminar Interface – All Figures and Tables by Chapters

                *              5_LAUNCH MD/OD Project Interface – uses N-GMD chapters in PDFs.xls

                                5_LAUNCH MD/OD Project Interface – uses orig series booklets in spreadsheets.xls

                *              6_LAUNCH Planning Process Materials & Tools Interface.xls

                *              7_LAUNCH Contextual Search of Management Topics Interface.xls

                *              8_LAUNCH Contextual Search of Behavioral Topics Interface.xls

                                    LAUNCH Briefing /Presentation Interface.xls

         SM&L System™ Program and Tools (Briefing Projection).xls              



      Management/Leadership Training Materials and Management Tools in Spreadsheets


0-2  KNOWLEDGE BASE – MAIN     (98 spreadsheet files with booklets, tools, and templates)


0-3  MANAGEMENT-LEADERSHIP TRAINING - ALL FIGURES & TABLES    (386 spreadsheet files with a figure or table)


0-4  LINKS to ALL FIGURES & TABLES - by TOPIC & Course-Book Sequence


0-5  RD Cecil's original MD-OD Booklets in spreadsheets  (19 folders, 30 spreadsheet booklets w/ figures & tables)

        (See detailed booklets list in the MS-Word version list below.)

                    0_Series Introduction  (2 booklets)

                    1_Management-Leadership Think-Work Functions booklets - original  (8 booklets)

                    2_Management-Leadership Implementation Functions materials  (4 booklets)

                      2a_Delegation booklet - original  (1 booklet)

                    3_Time Management booklet - original  (1 booklet)

                    4_The Individual: A System of Characteristics booklet - original  (1 booklet)

                    5_0rganizational Behavior booklet - original  (1 booklet)

                    6_Managerial & Leadershp Behavior booklets - original  (5 booklets)

                    7_(Individual) Problem Solving & Decision Making booklet - original  (1 booklet)

                    8_lnterpersonal Relations booklets - original  (2 booklets)

                    9_Communication booklet - original  (1 booklet)

                 10_(Team) Think-Work in Organizations - original  (1 booklet)

                 11_lndividual & Organizational Learning booklet - original  (1 booklet)

                 12_Summary, Synthesis & UPoM™ Model  (1 booklet)


0-6  TOOLS for Management Processes & Activities   (14 folders with 253 spreadsheet checklists, tools, templates)

                  1_Analyzing  (21 files)

                  2_Planning Phase - general  (12 files)

                  3_Goal Setting  (5 files)

                  4_Planning (Strategies-Tactics, Programs-Projects, Action Plans)  (11 files)

                  5_Budgeting  (22 files)

                  6_Decision Making  (24 files)

                  7_Organizing  (9 files)

                  8_Staffing  (4 files)

                  9_Guiding Activities  (6 files)

                10_Controlling  (10 files)

                11_Evaluating Performance  (3 files)

                Organization Development  (105 files)

                Problem Solving & Decision Making  (15 files)

                Time Management  (6 files)


 0-7  TOOLS for Functional-Departmental Areas     (5 folders with 265 spreadsheet checklists, tools, templates)

                Finance  (44 files)

                Human Resources  (91 files)

                Marketing  (54 files)

                Production/Operations  (42 files)

                Strategic Planning (all departments)  (34 files)


0-8  TOOLS for Course & Seminar Instructors    (6 folders with 67 spreadsheet or document files)

                  1_Course Syllabus & Schedule (samples)  (9 files)

                  2_lntro Materials  (7 files)

                  3_Student-Participant Preparation or Study Guides  (19 files)

                  4_Quizzes (by Chapter)  (20 files)

                  Module 2 Preparation  (4 files)

                  Quotations  (7 files)


0-9  TOOLS for MD & OD Mgrs & Internal Consultants    (22 spreadsheets and documents)


         Printable Management/Leadership Training Documents (Booklets and N-GML&OD Book)


0-10  Articles and White Papers (documents)

                    1_Qualitative & Diagrammatic Knowledge Bases

                    2_0-Base (Meta-)Systems Analysis

                    3_High Task, High People vs. Situationalism


0-11  RD Cecil's original MD-OD Booklets in pdf files           (42 folders with 243 document and spreadsheet files)


                   1_Management and Leadership Think-Work Functions

                                  1_lntroduction – original   (6 pages)

                                  2_Analyzing booklet – original  (35 pages)

                                  3_Planning Phase booklet – original  (23 pages)

                                  4_Goal Setting booklet – original  (23 pages)

                                  5_Planning booklet – original  (23 pages)

                                  6_Budgeting booklet – original  (61 pages)

                                  7_Formulating Policies, Procedures, Rules booklet – original  (11 pages)

                                  8_Decision Making booklet (Parts 1 and 2) – original  (87 pages)

                                      Strategic & Annual Planning Steps manual – original  (72 pages)

                                      Time Management booklet – original  (23 pages)


                   2_Management and Leadershp Implementation Functions

                                  9_0rganizing booklet – original   (10 pages)

                                10 & 11_Staffing; and Guiding Activity booklet – original   (7 pages)

                                      Delegating booklet – original  (11 pages)

                                12_Controlling; and Evaluating Performance booklet – original  (5 pages)


                   3_Individual & Organizational Behavior booklets

                                 The Individual: A System of Characteristics booklet – original  (57 pages)

                                 Organizational Behavior: An Analytic Frame of Reference booklet – original   (27 pages)


                   4_Managerial & Leadership Behavior

                                 M&LB - Part I - Styles booklet – original  (82 pages)

                                 M&LB - Part II - Nonpersonal lnfluences booklet – original  (63 pages)

                                 M&LB - Part III - Personal Influences booklet – original  (62 pages)

                                 M&LB - Part IV - HT,HP and Situationalism booklet – original  (40 pages)

                                 M&LB - Part V - OD Implications (Integrated MD-OD Project)  (8 pages)


                   5_(Individual) Problem Solving and Decision Making booklet – original  (16 pages)


                   6_lnterpersonal Relations

                                 Part 1: Personal Characteristics booklet – original  (54 pages)

                                 Part 2: Patterns of Behavior booklet – original  (73 pages)

                                 Effective Communication booklet – original  (25 pages)

                   7_Effective (Team) Think-Work in Organizations booklet – original  (30 pages)

                   8_Individual and Organizational Learning booklet – original  (23 pages)

                   9_Summary, Synthesis & UPoM™ Model  (37 pages)

 0-12  Next-Generation Management, Leadership, and Organization Development (book) in chapter PDF files

             (Condensed from above series. Book has only 100 of the series’ 380+ models, figures, tables and exhibits.)


General Description of the System's Contents


This exceptionally comprehensive and integrated management, leadership, and organization development system contains approximately 1,300 document, spreadsheet, and pdf files totalling about 625 Mb. It is the culmination of 40 full-time years of pains-taking research and development.


 College undergraduates, graduates, and non-MBAs:  Those who have taken the management/leadership program using materials in the original education/training series and the condensed, published book, Next-Generation Management [Leadership, and Organization] Development (and did so in an on-site, top-down, nine-month program in conjunction with local educational institutions), have received 12 college credits and credits toward an MBA. In the process they vastly increased their knowledge, skills, and value to their employers.

 MBA students The package contains numerous advanced concepts and tools that are not available in most if any MBA programs. Learning these innovative management and leadereship concepts, models and methods—and using the expert-level analytical factor checklists and tools to perform more detailed and insightful case analyses—can both help a student to stand out in class. In addition, the materials explain many concepts and models more understandably than many academic texts. Furthermore, learning how to apply the advanced management concepts and methods helps to further develop the practical management and leadership skills that today's employers are seeking.

 MBAs and even Ph.D.s in management Virtually none of these people have been exposed to the materials' many ground-breaking—even disruptive—concepts and models regarding management functions, strategic planning, time management, change management, knowledge management, managerial/leadership styles, interpersonal relations, organization development, and other management-related areas.

 Organizations' management trainers, training program developers, and organization development specialists:  The system contains an entire, comprehensive, highly integrated, state-of-the art management and leadership eduction/training program that can (should) be used as the core of an overall organization development project. Organizational results have included: (a) at least a 50% improvement in the performance of management functions, (b) a 50 to 100% improvement in superior-subordinate relationships, and (c) a 100 to 200% improvement in inter-unit interactions.

 The materials described below have been used to train hundreds of management educators, management and leadership trainers, training program developers, organization development consultants, management and organization development managers from organizations such as IBM's Executive Development Center, AT&T, Sears, Walgreens, Kraft, Baxter, Caterpillar, Illinois Bell, the State of Illinois, the U.S. Naval Academy, the Center for Naval Leadership, the Navy Human Resources Management School, and the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College.

 The materials have also been used in classes, seminars, and entire on-site, top-down programs involving thousands of students, managers, supervisors, and leaders for or from organizations such as Caterpillar, Dekalb AgResearch, the Civil Service Commission, the American Management Association, the U.S. Commander-in-Chief Pacific Staff, the U.S. Navy, Warner-Lambert, Weyerhauser, and several colleges and large hospitals.

Click to see the pdf version of the Past Clients list.



 1.  Management and Leadership: Major Elements and Beyond an entire, comprehensive, 30-booklet, 2,400-page, fully integrated Managerial and Leadership Development (education/training) Program that has earned students and seminar participants 12 college credits and credits toward MBAs (over two semesters or three quarters). In addition to covering all of the most important MBA level management and leadership concepts, principles, and practices, the booklets (texts/manuals) in this program . . .

a.  present many remarkably advanced and innovative concepts, models, methods, and tools (described below) that deal with general management, strategic planning, managerial and leadership styles, time management, knowledge management, interpersonal relations, individual and team problem solving and decision making, individual and organizational learning, and organization development;c.  integrate general and strategic management, strategic planning, knowledge management, managerial and leadership development, and organization development into a fully integrated, synergistic management system (based on our Unified Practice of Management™ Model, or UPoM);

b.  contain 387 instructional figures, tables and exhibits (all projectable);d.  describe how one basic but flexible methodology and associated skills apply to the management and leadership process, learning, communicating, problem solving, decision making, and strategic planning―so you can use, and train in, one methodology instead of a different one for each process;

c.  emphasize participative management, participative strategic planning, and participative management/leadership and organization development;

d.  emphasize performing the think-work functions of management and leadership well, and then going on to implement plans for carrying out operating strategies, programs/projects, and plans for organizing, staffing, etc.; 

e.  discuss the “what” and “why” of management―as texts do; but also, as manuals, go on to provide practical, step by step “how to” methods and tools for analyzing, goal setting, planning, budgeting, decision making, organizing, staffing, guiding activities, and controlling—many of which most MBAs have never received from their B-schools either before or upon graduation;

f.  cover a number of new concepts, models, methods, and tools that few if any business schools cover—such as personal traits' influences on managers' and leaders' styles;

g.   provide expert, detailed checklists of variables that help MBA students (and practicing managers) analyze situations in greater depth and breadth than the relatively limited and superficial factors dealt with in hundreds of B-school marketing, finance, production/operations, and organizational behavior cases, thereby giving an MBA several advantages over classmates—such as performing more in-depth and insightful analyses of case situations and thereby impressing both classmates and professors;

h.   omit or skim over certain areas and many details that MBAs very quickly forget or seldom if ever use;

i.  help develop the managerial, leadership, interpersonal, and group process facilitation skills that employers wish that B-schools would develop in their MBAs―but most often don’t; and

j.   provide all the materials necessary for an organization’s own trainers and facilitators (preferably with an MBA background and training experience) to do the following: conduct in-house seminar or training sessions; facilitate participative organization development sessions (without using any outside assistance); and facilitate powerful, computer-assisted strategic planning processes.


     An organization―and even its individual managers or leaders themselves ― might consider how these materials could (a) help make “Junior (or better) MBAs” out of personnel with underdeveloped potentials, and (b) save much of the time and money that many individuals and organizations devote to “getting a piece of paper” (after two years of studying hundreds of cases that won’t directly apply to their industry or job).



2.  Organization Development Materials and Tools  (for do-it-yourself use):


    The management/leadership training course/seminar described above can be conducted on its own. But it can be used most powerfully as the core of a fully integrated, in-house, top-down management, leadership and organization development project. When we have called this a “fully integrated MD/OD program,” people have usually assumed that we simply meant “comprehensive.” It actually means far more than that:


A. While it is comprehensive, it presents topics in a building-block sequence—not in ad hoc, disjointed, 1-to-2-day courses or modules.  For example,  (a) what is learned in early chapters/modules is used to explain more complex concepts and models in later chapters/modules, and (b) what is learned in later chapters/modules uses and reinforces the learning that took place earlier.


B. Equally if not more important, it does things that no other book or system has ever done (or is even capable of doing). It interrelates and integrates all the following:  more than five distinctive managerial and leadership styles; nine distinctive interpersonal styles; managerial and leadership functions; thinking, learning, and communication processes and styles; a number of “I’m OK, you’re OK”  ego states and  related life positions; thirteen types of relationship “approachers” and “maintainers”; various approaches for manipulating others; many specific personal traits (needs/drives, values, personality traits, knowledge factors, mental skills, and specialized skills); and much, much more.


    The system materials contain everything necessary:


      a.  manuals for students or participants;

      b.  materials and tools for the organization's own instructors; and

      c.  the materials and guidance that an organization's OD facilitators

         would need to conduct top-down, "linking pin" OD sessions.


         Click to see the results of past integrated MD/OD projects.


3.  Internal Management Consulting Methods, Tools, & Materials  (for do-it-yourself use):


     The approximately 260 management consulting methods and tools (checklists, fill-in templates, etc.):

     One way in which the system's contents constitute an integrated or “Unified Practice of Management™ System” is that the education/training materials mentioned above describe (a) how to fill in and use the many templates provided, (b) how to perform various methods or processes step by step, and (c) how to use the many other types of practical, computerized tools provided.


     The above tools can be used to design (or upgrade) and facilitate participative strategic analysis, planning, and decision-making processes that are computer-assisted from beginning to end.

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