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Can You Really Manage Engagement Without Managers?

Can You Really Manage Engagement Without Managers? | Action | Scoop.it
Zappos may soon find out, as the online retailer is eliminating the traditional manager role. But the decision leaves many unanswered questions.
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It might seem trendy to eliminate the role of manager, something that Zappos are doing over the next year. However, Gallup's research suggests that it would be far more effective to replace bad managers with great ones (rather than eliminating the role altogether).

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Chief executives designed for the future

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How the role will have to change
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Some interesting ideas on NHS Chief Executives of the future. Makes many good points (e.g. that leadership is contextual and that some new skills may be required)

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If Tony Hsieh Could Start Zappos All Over Again, He'd Do One Thing Differently [VIDEO]

If Tony Hsieh Could Start Zappos All Over Again, He'd Do One Thing Differently [VIDEO] | Action | Scoop.it
Today Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh hires and fires based on whether employees live up to the company's core values, independent of how they do their jobs. But he didn't always work this way.
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Organisational values are so important and it isn't sufficient to just have them; you need to have them, live them, and embed them into some key processes.

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Presentations and Documents tagged culturecode

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Presentations and Documents from SlideShare tagged with culturecode.
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A key leadership task is creating and sustaining the right organisational culture. A number of organisations are sharing something about their culture on slideshare and there are some really interesting ones!

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Direct Hit | The Drucker Exchange | Daily Blog by The Drucker Institute

Direct Hit | The Drucker Exchange | Daily Blog by The Drucker Institute | Action | Scoop.it
"How much bluntness is appropriate in a professional setting?" asks this blog post based on the ideas of Peter Drucker.
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Honest feedback and good manners aren't mutually exclusive and quality feedback is so important.

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