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‘Queen Bee’ CEOs get scrutiny and flak while ‘King Wasps’ get a free pass

‘Queen Bee’ CEOs get scrutiny and flak while ‘King Wasps’ get a free pass | Change Leadership Watch | Scoop.it
When a female CEO outlaws telework, a firestorm ensues. A male CEO does so — and goes unnoticed.


Joly, the new chief executive officer of Best Buy, announced recently that he was ending the innovative, flexible work style the company pioneered — Results Only Work Environment, or ROWE.

Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

Actually, I've Scooped Joly and ROWE earlier on Change Leadership Watch, alongside Yahoo's changes.  It's significant it's in the news again from  gender perspective, to help us notice our blind spots and gender bias.  


Perhaps I'll need to add "King Wasps" to my Queen Bee posts on Reveln.com tho' it really depends on the longer term view.  A companion article about success at Costco seems to argue against what Joly has decided to do.  ~  D

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High Quality Connections, Short, Deeply Fortifying, Dr. Jane Dutton Video

High Quality Connections, Short, Deeply Fortifying, Dr. Jane Dutton Video | Change Leadership Watch | Scoop.it

"People are more instantaneously alive in healthy in High Quality Connections."


Listen here (brief 4 min. video) as Professor Jane Dutton unlocks the importance of high quality connections and four ways how to make them.  


It is NOT the same as developing positive relationships.


Dr. Dutton is a co-founder of the Univ. of Michigan's Ross Business Schools growing domain of expertise called Positive Organizational Scholarship www.bus.umich.edu/Positive

Her past research has explored processes of organizational adaptation, focusing on how strategic issues are interpreted and managed in organizations, as well as issues of organizational identity and change.


Imagine the impact on a culture if this became a people investment value.


Photo credit:  http://www.erb.umich.edu/

Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

Moving attention from negative deviance to positive deviance (as there is MUCH research on failure and what doesn't work) is what brings this resource to a change leadership watch listing instead of change management resources.

From the first time that I've met Jane Dutton, I've been struck by her openness and deep focus on the scholarship of high quality connections and the impacts they have within organizations.  

A chapter on the subject is here:  High Quality Connections

Let me know what you think.  ~  Deb 

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Yahoo's Marissa Mayer Is No Fool

Yahoo's Marissa Mayer Is No Fool | Change Leadership Watch | Scoop.it

"Like any good leader, she knows who creates real value, and how, in her company." She's seen and is acting on the performance results.

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...she was predisposed to consider physical (co)presence as essential to digital innovation success...

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Blog author Michael Schrage says,


"Mayer's Google background (and impact) suggested that she was predisposed to consider physical (co)presence as essential to digital innovation success as computational/design brilliance.


…the Googleplex for its employees wasn't health food benevolence, it was to keep people on campus working together."

Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

This is an opposing view to the last ScoopIt post.    Seven (7) months is still a short term view in light of this HBR blogger's view that Ms. Mayer is on the right track.


Previous culture can also be a blind spot.  One culture's success does not always paste onto another's key needs.

Change colleague Liz Guthridge, who specializes in change communication, suggests that leaders Avoid “taser” asks to get others to act, referencing Mayer's style of communicating the change.  I tend to agree with Liz.  Yet, there are bigger issues than communication mistakes.    


Time will tell.  ~ Deb

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