When I first wrote last year about Zappos’ efforts to introduce a self-managing system called Holacracy, I said that for most companies to adopt such an approach would take “time, a leap of faith and an act of unusual self-effacement by their leaders”. An extraordinary memo from Tony Hsieh, chief executive of the Amazon-owned online shoe retailer, has underlined just how difficult it is. In the memo, published by Quartz this week, Mr Hsieh says that in the face of potential resistance, the compa
After years of leading teams and watching some of the best startup CEOs in the world, I’ve learned that the most important metrics are often ones you never read about on the income statement or in the financial press.
Consider how you spend your time. Now imagine being five times more productive. Not 5 percent more productive. 500 percent more productive—meaning you can accomplish on Monday what it used to take all week to do. Sound too magical to be believed? Absolutely. But, as Thomas Pynchon wrote: “Sure this is magic, but not necessarily fantasy.”
By Dan Wellers, Strategy and Research Lead, Portfolio Marketing, SAP Imagine a huge, complex organization where no one is in charge. Can’t see it? Well, look in the mirror. One example is that thing sitting on top of your shoulders called your head. The human brain has 85 billion nerve cells, with many thousands of interconnected [...]
A few years ago, one of my relatives who used to own a lawn-mowing business was telling me a story about how the crew members were perfectionists about the lawns. “After we’re done, we walk across the street into the adjoining neighbors’ yards, etc., to make sure we’ve done a great job trimming,” he said. …
There are numerous reasons for engaging in a CEO advisory group. Sadly, as a long time CEO myself, I personally experienced the pitfalls of the “lonely at the top syndrome,” yet never had the opportunity to participate in a CEO group. Truth be told, if I could do it all over again, I would definitely …
Breaks my heart. According to Bloomberg, 8 out of 10 entrepreneurs who start businesses fail within the first 18 months. A whopping 80% crash and burn. But why? What can we learn from the colossal amount of failure with small business that we can apply to our own business aspirations? In my 30 [...]
HBO's -- Silicon ValleyThere is a blind spot in organizations who obsess over their culture; specifically when touting how special and unique they are and how hard it is to find candidates who "fit" their particular culture. Organizations nowadays spend more time during the interview process looking for "fit" than in evaluating competencies, looking at character and integrity, and checking references.Fit is it!The old HR adage used to be, "Skills get you hired, behavior gets you fired!" and that worked for awhile, but then somebody realized the genius of Kurt Lew
Mark Taylor's insight:
Matt's Psychologically Safe Cultures 1. Favoritism doesn't exist 2. Deep, not surface, diversity is recognized and celebrated 3. It is okay to express differences of opinion, especially from senior leadership 4. Fear of ridicule is not used to manage people 5. Covert comparison or ranking isn't a part of the culture 6. People are willing to risk developing new ideas, behaviors, and skills
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