We’re heading into the end of the year, which is a good time to show some appreciation to staff for all their hard work. So instead of that annual chuck on the shoulder and Starbucks gift card, why not actually invest in them? Show them you care that they are successful. Give them the time […] http://dlvr.it/4KX4yB
As I mentioned in yesterday’s post, there was a bit of a blowup in one of the online communities to which I belong. The American Society of Association Executives has an active private online community, and the other day, one of the members posted a link to a story about “angry white men” in this […] http://dlvr.it/4Jspn8
I’ve been witness to a couple of interesting conversations about diversity within the association community in the last week. First, in an online community, one member shared a Huffington Post article about “angry white men,” for discussion, and there were a few white men in the community who took offense. What is ordinarily a quiet, […] http://dlvr.it/4JY8xX
Last week I attended the first, annual Association Chief Executives Symposium, put on by Shira Harrington and Jeff De Cagna. I really enjoyed the day-long conversation among association CEOs and senior staff (Jeff and Shira invited me as one of the facilitators). At one point in the conversation, however, a familiar refrain in the association […] http://dlvr.it/4JFF6T
How often does a CEO write a public blog post admitting that he sucks? That’s what Greg Hoy, CEO of Happy Cog, did over on Medium recently. More specifically, he admitted that he had been avoiding his own performance review for some time at his organization, and when he finally did it, he got feedback […] http://dlvr.it/4GPSFR
I am the CEO at Happy Cog, a digital design studio.
Great, human post.
human terms. Yet instead of measuring the organizations human abilities leaders still focus on measuring, thinking and chasing outcomes in financial terms.
Maddie pointed me to this great post by Stowe Boyd on the GigaOm blog, which is in reaction to this great post by Chris Heuer over on Brian Solis’ blog. They are both fairly long posts, but here’s the gist. Chris Heuer declares the term “social business” dead. He says the C-suite just doesn’t resonate […] http://dlvr.it/4DxchT
With the exception of Jeff De Cagna’s comment and Mark Athitakis’ post over at Associations Now, I haven’t seen anyone answer my question from last week: What is the job of the CEO? I’d still like to hear what people think, though I do predict that answers will be all over the map, and people […] http://dlvr.it/4DG0x6
To complete my impromptu CEO theme of this week, today’s Humanize quote comes from Chapter 3, where we document the failures of modern management. Specifically, we take on 3 “best practices” in the management field: strategic planning, human resource management, and “leadership.” This extended quote (pp. 55-57) is from the section on leadership. The field […] http://dlvr.it/4C5lSS