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Is Management Due for a Renaissance?

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What we need to get to a new golden age.

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A Golden Window of Opportunity

One of the main points that I make in my keynote speeches these days is that we are currently standing in the neutral zone between two distinct eras of leadership and management. The old era started in the early 1900s, as we ramped up the industrial age, and for the first time in history we […] http://dlvr.it/6GXZn3

Book Review: Leadership and Self-Deception

Leadership and Self-Deception: Getting Out of the Box by the Arbinger Institute Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc. 2010 This book argues that many problems we face internally in our organizations (conflict among employees or silos, nasty bosses, ineffective employees, etc.) can actually be traced back to some basic psychological defense mechanisms in all of us. The truth […] http://dlvr.it/6FwyQ3

Cracking the Culture Code: Outsourcing In Order to Increase Engagement

This is a guest post from Eric Lanke, the CEO of the Fluid Power Association. How does an association executive build and sustain the culture of his organization? Specifically, what is his role versus others in the organization’s hierarchy? Conventional wisdom says culture comes from the top and, in many respects, that’s true. But associations, […] http://dlvr.it/6FKfZh

The Company Where Everyone Knows Everyone Else’s Salary

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When salaries are transparent, it changes the dynamic between workers and the boss — and among workers themselves.

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Backsliding is Normal

If you are out there actually changing your culture, then I need to prepare you for the inevitable. Well, maybe “inevitable” is too strong a word. But after you make progress moving in the direction of the desired culture, you are probably going to slide backwards towards the old ways. Cultures are strong things. They’ve […] http://dlvr.it/65GPlQ

5 Forces That Power Exceptionally Creative Companies

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Charles Day outlines the five drivers of organizational creativity—gravity, tension, heat, speed, generosity—and how to develop and deploy them.

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You Don’t Copy a Culture

Strategic moves can be copied, or at least emulated. We can study what other companies do strategically, and then copy, to some extent, their approach within our context. Strategies and the organizations they are attached to are complex things, so it’s not as an easy task and there’s always a lot of adapting you need […] http://dlvr.it/62vsGG

So You Want (A Piece) Of My Attention

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Back in 2011 I was trying to get a handle on the rapidly increasing velocity and agility of communications. Instagram was a new toy with a paltry market value south of $100 million, Android was changing the face of mobile, …

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