On the subject of "managing by walking around"

Much has been written on the subject of "managing by walking around". According to Mike Mears, in his book "Leadership Elements: A Guide To Building Trust", the concept originated in the 1970s at Hewlett-Packard, but it's hard to imagine that this is more than a mere formalization of the something that (hopefully) has happened for much longer than that. In fact, Steven B. Oates asserts that none other than Abraham Lincoln "invented" the practice by informally inspecting the Union Army troops during the Civil War.

On the subject of "managing by walking around"