Archive | onlyness

In Harvard Business Review: To Change Someone’s Mind, Stop Talking and Listen

This post originally appeared in Harvard Business Review. Samar Minallah Khan, the feminist Pakistani anthropologist and filmmaker, was enraged. Local tribal leaders were trading little girls as compensation for their male family members’ crimes. These leaders, responsible for settling legal disputes in their villages, act as local judges. A longstanding practice was to address major  More

The Core of Onlyness

Having first introduced the idea of Onlyness in 2012, in the HBR-published book 11 Rules for Creating Value in the Social Era, I haven’t talked about it much in a management-specific context. But the champions of Thinkers50 recently asked that I do so for Smart Manager magazine, and I thought it might be a good  More

Why The Metric Matters

Around this time last year, my son was coming home with some really (!) disappointing grades. It was driving my husband and I a little crazy cause we knew he was more than capable of acing the work. (Ex: He would do the homework but neglect to turn it in. He would ace the test  More

Belonging Precedes “Doing Stuff”

What Your Organization Needs to Increase Innovation Belonging is a seemingly little thing that shapes everything. We each need to belong. Having a sense of belonging is, in fact, a most fundamental human psychological need, as essential as our need for shelter, sustenance, and being safe from harm. For those of us who took Psych,  More

Why Leaders Must Find & Create Belonging

The Secret to Getting Your Ideas Heard & Impacting the World This post originally appeared on Medium.  Why are some people able to make a difference, and other people give up on their own ideas? For a long time, I would listen to authors and those in the management circuit for answers and found myself frustrated.  More