Reflecting on the State of Enterprise 2.0 as an Organizational Culture Change Agent

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I know. I promised not to utilize the moniker 2.0 in 2014 but how else can I reflect back on the state of Enterprise 2.0 without actually using the term? I’ll simply lay blame to Andrew McAfee for originally coining the term and move on. After partaking in the June, 2011 Enterprise 2.0 conference in […]

Holacracy Is Not The Answer To Your Employee Disengagement Issues

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If you’re located in parts of North America where it’s been too cold to even blink your eyes lately, you may not have seen the news. Holacracy is the new black. Holacracy? In a nutshell, Holacracy is an organizational structure — initially devised by self-described “recovering CEO” Brian Robertson of HolacracyOne — that purports to do the following: Holacracy […]

Rethinking the Work of Leadership

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In 1973, Peter Drucker stated in his book Management: Tasks, Responsibilities, Practices, “Management is not culture-free, that is, part of the world of nature. It is a social function. It is, therefore, both socially accountable and culturally embedded.” Some thirteen years later, Tom Peters remarked in the article Managing As Symbolic Action: “It requires us, […]

Selling Yourself & Your Ideas is the New 20 Percent Time

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While I haven’t yet read Daniel Pink’s — the other dp — latest literary offering, “To Sell Is Human” I can glean from the chapter titles — and chapter one in particular — that he believes a) we’re all in the business of selling ourselves and/or our ideas and b) we unknowingly devote a good […]

Clowning Around – An Important Leadership Attribute

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On average, Americans aged between 25 and 54 spend 26 percent of their time working, 33 percent of their time sleeping and the rest—roughly 41 percent of their time—doing anything but sleeping or working. This is according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. By comparison, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) estimates […]