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Movement to unite corporate rebels worldwide to ensure that true change happens virally
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Holacracy and the Desire to Control

Holacracy and the Desire to Control | Corporate Rebels United | Scoop.it
Over the past few weeks, I've been fascinated by the implementation of holacracy at Zappo's. In case you haven't heard of holacracy, it's a "complete system for self-organization" designed to free organizations from non-flexible hierarchies. As the holacracy.org site explains:Traditional hierarchy is reaching its limits, but “flat management” alternatives lack the rigor needed to run a business effectively. Holacracy is a third-way: it brings structure and discipline to a peer-to-peer 
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"Like, I bet, for most rebels at work, the small hairs on the back of my neck levitate when I find my actions governed by a strict process. Rules have always had a lowest common denominator quality for me. For me, a healthy workplace has productive relationships, comfortable and intuitive patterns of work, and yes flow--the state of being so completely involved in an activity that individual egos largely disappear. "

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What Kind Of Leadership Is Needed In Flat Hierarchies?

What Kind Of Leadership Is Needed In Flat Hierarchies? | Corporate Rebels United | Scoop.it
Workplace hierarchies have undergone some dramatic shifts over the last 100 years, but not titles? That's going to take a bigger adjustment.
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How to Stop Telling People What to Do

How to Stop Telling People What to Do | Corporate Rebels United | Scoop.it
Traditional managers expect compliance. Coaching-managers expect engagement, creativity, responsibility, and ownership. People who've been controlled often prefer compliance over participation. “Ju...
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A tip for innovation: Bring back the crazies

A tip for innovation: Bring back the crazies | Corporate Rebels United | Scoop.it
As corporate barriers go up, the rate of innovation goes down. Enterprises must embrace the "crazies" in order to keep up.
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Want Innovation in the Workplace? Cultivate Compassion

Want Innovation in the Workplace? Cultivate Compassion | Corporate Rebels United | Scoop.it
“No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.” ―Aesop Innovation and company culture. The words are common parlance in business today, and the two are often found together. Google, for example is an organization motivated by innovation, and its commitment to innovation is cultural, not process driven. But how can an enterprise and its leaders nurture innovation? In the 15th century, the word “culture” pertained to agriculture, as in “cultivating” the land. Over time, the definition m
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Rebel of the Month - March 2015 - Steve Chapman

Rebel of the Month - March 2015 - Steve Chapman | Corporate Rebels United | Scoop.it
As many of you know, my “night-job” is Corporate Rebels United, a movement to unite Corporate Rebels worldwide to ensure that true change happens virally from deep within the fabric of our organisa...
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Jony’s Patience — Medium

Jony’s Patience — Medium | Corporate Rebels United | Scoop.it
But it’s your job to help. Your role in a company isn’t to just be the designer of products; Your role is to be a designer of that company, to help it become the company that has the ability to make the products you aspire to make. When you joined your company, you probably didn’t think you signed up to help build the company too, but you did. By helping to make your company a better place to work, you make it a better place to design and build things. If you believe that design is critical to the success of the company you’re working for, then you need to prove it everyday. Don’t just think about that one product you need to design in the next 3, 6, or 12 months. Consider the skills, relationships, and tools that you and your company will need for the next 2, 5, 7, or 10 years and start working on them now. Don’t just measure yourself by the output of your very next project; Measure yourself by how you’re improving quality over the course of your next 10 projects. Measure yourself by the quality of the projects of your peers. When you see problems, go tackle them, even if nobody told you to. Put it on yourself to make it better, so that your current and future colleagues won’t have to deal with that same problem. Your job is to be the shoulders that the next generation of designers — and perhaps your future self — at your company will stand on.
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Jason Leong's curator insight, May 21, 9:05 AM

"If you knew you would stay at your current company for 20 years, what would you do differently, starting tomorrow?"

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Understanding the Culture of No

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The following is a transcript of a Keynote address by DOBT Founder Clay Johnson to local, state, and federal officials of Mexico on February 20th, 2015.I think there’s a bit of a false promise in the way we think about innovation in government. The current thinking is: “if we bring in private sector innovators, then they’ll fix the government with their whiz-bang ideas.”
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Jason Leong's curator insight, March 16, 5:21 PM

"The Driver isn’t laziness or people being set in their ways. It is risk mitigation. That question, “how do we not fail?”, is antithetical to innovation, and is the thing that empowers the Culture of No.

So what’s the problem with spending some extra money to make sure things don’t fail?

We begin by reducing the number of people and companies qualified to work on the project deemed as low-risk. We then often do risk assessments on our projects, and then we often build a governance structure into building out those projects that inflates the total project cost and timeline in order to again mitigate risk."

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10,000 startups, 100,000 jobs

10,000 startups, 100,000 jobs | Corporate Rebels United | Scoop.it
My personal recommendations for #BEStartupManifesto
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Awesome stuff from the Belgium Startup scene

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How Global Banks can make Acquire Hire work in Fintech using the Pirate model

How Global Banks can make Acquire Hire work in Fintech using the Pirate model | Corporate Rebels United | Scoop.it
Acquire Hire tends to mean: The venture raised small amounts of capital (Friends & Family, Angels) but could not do a Series A and so was running out of cash. The announcement does not show the...
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Fantastic post by @bernardlunn > thx for the shout out for "Get out of the Innovation Sandbox". this puts it all really into context.

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Rethinking Performance Reviews - Reuven Gorsht

Rethinking Performance Reviews - Reuven Gorsht | Corporate Rebels United | Scoop.it
Performance reviews have become a meaningless process. Find out how one company found themselves rethinking performance reviews entirely.
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Are you killing opportunities out of fear?

Are you killing opportunities out of fear? | Corporate Rebels United | Scoop.it
Flickr/Joe Thorn Seth Godin has a great post up this morning in which he asks whether leaders aren't stifling opportunities out of fear.  He starts out by asking if we really want to get better, or...
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How to Change the World: 99U Conference Recap 6

How to Change the World: 99U Conference Recap 6 | Corporate Rebels United | Scoop.it
Franklin Leonard, Kelly Sue DeConnick, and Casey Gerald give us the ammunition we need to overcome doubts and fears, and help to make a real impact on the world.
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Rebel of the Month - April 2015 - Steve Jennings

Rebel of the Month - April 2015 - Steve Jennings | Corporate Rebels United | Scoop.it
As many of you know, my “night-job” is Corporate Rebels United, a movement to unite Corporate Rebels worldwide to ensure that true change happens virally from deep within the fabric of our organisa...
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Steve Jennings is Creating New Value Through Entrepreneurship

Steve Jennings is Creating New Value Through Entrepreneurship | Corporate Rebels United | Scoop.it
Steve Jennings lives in Malmö in the south of Sweden. He’s the Entrepreneur in Residence at Lund University Open Innovation Center, Sweden. This is the oldest university in Scandinavia. In addition...
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Seven Signs Your Manager Wants You Out

Seven Signs Your Manager Wants You Out | Corporate Rebels United | Scoop.it
When you're working for someone who is threatened by your ideas, you'll know it. Your boss will send you signals that your energy, intellect and creativity aren't welcome.First, the signals will be small. Your boss is trying to tamp down your growing flame before it gets any bigger.If you don't get the message "Pipe down and do what I tell you - and nothing else!" the messages will get louder. You may have been the department's star employee, but now you're persona non grata.If your bo
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The complete and logical guide to winning at your own life in 19 super difficult steps — Some stuff I wrote one time. — Medium

The complete and logical guide to winning at your own life in 19 super difficult steps - Some stuff I wrote one time. - Medium
A bunch of things to remember when you’re having a really bad day.
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THE REINVENTION OF NORMAL

"Go straight off the wall" said his dad and Dominic does just that. The film follows Dominic Wilcox, an artist / inventor / designer, on his quest for new ideas....Transforming…
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Innovation and Organizational Culture

Recently, the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) has published key findings of their latest "Most Innovative Companies 2014" survey. Beside the annual ranking, headed by the top three companies Apple, G...
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This is a very good piece in how to organize innovation. by @ralph_ohr via @timkastelle 

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#Workout: Introduction - How to Improve Your Organizational Management

“When an organization’s culture is bad, don’t just blame the managers. Management of an organization is everyone’s responsibility.” It’s with this that #Workou…

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How to run a company with (almost) no rules

How to run a company with (almost) no rules | Corporate Rebels United | Scoop.it
What if your job didn’t control your life? Brazilian CEO Ricardo Semler practices a radical form of corporate democracy, rethinking everything from board meetings to how workers report their vacation days (they don’t have to). It’s a vision that rewards the wisdom of workers, promotes work-life balance — and leads to some deep insight on what work, and life, is really all about. Bonus question: What if schools were like this too?
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Gisele HELOU's curator insight, February 25, 1:07 PM

I always come back to variations of the question that my son asked me when he was three. We were sitting in a jacuzzi, and he said, "Dad, why do we exist?" There is no other question. Nobody has any other question. We have variations of this one question, from three onwards. So when you spend time in a company, in a bureaucracy, in an organization and you're saying, boy -- how many people do you know who on their death beds said, boy, I wish I had spent more time at the office? So there's a whole thing of having the courage now -- not in a week, not in two months, not when you find out you have something -- to say, no, what am I doing this for? Stop everything. Let me do something else. And it will be okay, it will be much better than what you're doing, if you're stuck in a process.