Asking One of your direct reports walks into your office looking for help: the rollout of the new line of Web-based products she is managing is falling behind schedule. All the prototypes have been create...
As to whether collaborative, cooperative, hierarchical, partner or shareholder owned models are superior? I think that’s a red herring. There are exemplary models of both, but that’s a red herring too. What we need to aim for are authentic models of leadership based on both formal and social power. Formal power is granted through hierarchy, social power through community. One is positional, the other consensual. In the Social Age, we operate in both spaces, for work and play.
The Toyota Production System or lean management has been described in many ways. It is the systematic elimination of waste. It is continuous improvement. It is striving for interruption free processes. It is a passionate focus on serving customers. It is many things. But one aspect of lean that has not been given enough attention, in my opinion, is how lean is an organization wide system of motivation that creates a high performance culture. Too many lean implementations suffer from a focus on problem solving skills, but a failure to attend to the system or culture of motivation. Too many rely on the “they really oughtta wanna” assumption which usually results in disappointment.
by Wayne Strider I was introduced to Appreciative Inquiry (AI) at a conference several years ago. What I experienced in the AI session of the conference ignited my interest about the possibility of using AI with project teams. Dr. David L. Coo [...]
Culture eats strategy for breakfast, technology for lunch, and products for dinner, and soon thereafter everything else too.Why? Because company culture, a concept pioneered by Edgar Schein, is the operationalizing of an organization’s values. Culture guides employee decisions about both technical business decisions and how they interact with others. Good culture creates an internal coherence in actions taken by a very diverse group of employees.
Step Up by Henry Evans and Colm Foster is about learning to recognize six critical leadership moments where we need to lead. These moments were areas that clients found difficult to deal with. Leadership is not someone else’s job.
The Leader has to ensure that his team learns to work together , respect and trust each other and enjoy at the workplace. In my sessions, I have used these games. These games can be used for various occasions. Hope you like them !