Do You Know Your Purpose?

Last week a group of managers and I chartered the territory of Dan Pink’s TED talk on the surprising science of motivation. I’m always a little nervous about what their reaction is going to be (so far there hasn’t been a mutiny against me!). In the discussion after the video we end up at the […]

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Cancer and $5: Organizational Dynamics

Gene O’Kelly wrote a terrific book called Chasing Daylight: How My Forthcoming Death Transformed My Life. (The title says it all, doesn’t it?) It should be required reading for every executive and on-the-way-up-leader. Shortly before reading the book, someone I met recently was diagnosed with cancer. These two experiences bumped into each other and caused […]

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Taking Management to the Moon

From the Management Exchange site: “In May 2008, thirty-five management scholars and practitioners came together to begin the work of defining an agenda for management innovation in the 21st century. This “renegade brigade” included veteran management experts like Peter Senge, C.K. Prahalad, Jeffrey Pfeffer, Yves Doz, and Tom Malone, new-age management thinkers like James Surowiecki […]

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