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Why Good Managers Are So Rare


Gallup data shows they have a combination of hard-to-teach traits.

Maddie Grant's insight:

If great managers seem scarce, it’s because the talent required to be one is rare. Gallup finds that great managers have the following talents:

  • They motivate every single employee to take action and engage them with a compelling mission and vision.
  • They have the assertiveness to drive outcomes and the ability to overcome adversity and resistance.
  • They create a culture of clear accountability.
  • They build relationships that create trust, open dialogue, and full transparency.
  • They make decisions that are based on productivity, not politics.

See on blogs.hbr.org

Designing people-friendly organizations


How can we use the design process to build more people-centered organizations?

See on dschool.stanford.edu

Why The Future Of Technology Is All Too Human


While the past favored those who could retain and process information efficiently, the future belongs to those who can imagine a better world and work with others to make it happen.


See on forbes.com

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As work gets more complex, 6 rules to simplify


Why do people feel so miserable and disengaged at work? Because today’s businesses are increasingly and dizzyingly complex — and traditional pillars of management are obsolete, says Yves Morieux. So, he says, it falls to individual employees to navigate the rabbit’s warren of interdependencies. In this energetic talk, Morieux offers six rules for “smart simplicity.” (Rule One: Understand what your colleagues actually do.)

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Race Alongside the Machine


Thoughts from the Strata conference.

Maddie Grant's insight:

Machines are for optimization; humans are for inspiration.


See on recode.net

Making Mistakes


At 10 years old, I lost a trillion dollar bet to my older brother. I bet him it was Wednesday. It was actually Thursday. I was very sure of myself (for reasons I can’t recall), and saw a good…

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Leading 21st Century Firms

My talk from the Paris E20 Summit, February 2014.

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How to Make Laws that Actually Work for the New Economy

The rules for the new economy haven’t been written yet. Well, they have…it’s just that they were written 50+ years ago when the 9-to-5, 30-years-and-a-gold-watch career path was the rule, not the exception. They haven’t kept up with the changing economy or the new workforce. The laws and regulations laws that guide the economy have to adapt to the way people are working and building their lives. That’s where Janelle Orsi comes in. Janelle is the innovative founder of the Sustainable Economies Law Center, an organization that “charts the changing legal territory of the new economy, educating communities and individuals …

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HR Tech Europe talk 2013

A talk on new organisational structures given at HR Tech Europe in Amsterdam, 2013.

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