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