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The Resource Management and Capacity Planning Handbook: A Guide to Maximizing the Value of Your Limited People Resources by Jerry Manas

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Strategic Alignment

How Not to Manage Like Custer … and Other Lessons from the Military

Nowhere is there a richer source of strategies and tactics for how to apply limited human resources than in military history. Think about it. The industrial age has been around for approximately 300 years, but military history contains a veritable gold mine of trials and errors dating back millennia. It shouldn’t come as a surprise that there are lessons in those hills—and timeless military strategies that can be effectively applied toward modern-day resource planning. Of course, despite the fact that many insightful books and articles have been written on management lessons from history’s greatest leaders, it’s also true that not all military lessons ...

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