Hello. Thanks for visiting.
My name is Dan Pontefract, author of FLAT ARMY: Creating a Connected and Engaged Organization.
I often wonder why an organization, whether for profit, not-for-profit, academic or otherwise can’t be the coolest place to work.
Why can’t an organization of any size become a mecca of collaboration; a culture that fosters innovation, creativity, teamwork and friendship.
To truly create a collaborative and engaged culture, I believe organizations need to think about the why. They need to lead differently. They need to answer the question why collaboration practices, connected leadership, new learning models and social tools can create creativity, innovation, teamwork, employee engagement and of course … business results.
This is a place where I muse about the why … be it the organization, leadership, collaboration, learning or technologies.
My motto is, “we’re not here to see through each other; we’re here to see each other through.”
I hope you enjoy your time here.
In April 2013, I released my first book, “FLAT ARMY: Creating a Connected and Engaged Organization”.
It’s a leadership book for individuals but it also defines how a team or organization might operate in a more connected and engaged manner. Think of it as one part manifesto and one part playbook. It tackles the leadership and employee engagement problems in today’s organizations (and of today’s leadership styles) and recommends a more harmonious and collaborative way in which to achieve business results.
I’m currently at work on my second book. It focuses on leaders and individual employees and the search for career happiness.
Why the Arc de Triomphe? You’ll just have to read Chapter 3 of Flat Army to find out.