Most of what is written about collaboration is positive. Even hip. Collaboration is championed enthusiastically by the Enterprise 2.0 experts, as well as leading thinkers like Don Tapscott as the crucial approach for the 21st century. Collaboration creates once-elusive “buy-in, or “empowerment”, improves problem solving, increases creativity, is key to innovation at companies like Legos, [...]
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The New How is a book published in 2010 about how to set direction so that it’ll be made real in the marketplace.
Seems like most of the content we find online starts with a list as in 6 ways to do X, or 5 ways to improve Y. Curating the more thoughtful pieces worth reading in full is what this post theme of must-read work is all about. This week’s assortment has a very corporate theme. Must [...]
Ever have the flu but still have to go to the office? A functional culture is like that. It’s sufferable and not deadly; so, we plod on. A bad culture is one we run from; we can see or feel that something is missing either in direction, values, protocols or results. But functional cultures are ones [...]
Do you feel you have power? Power is an interesting notion. Recently, I was at the TED conference where I was hanging out with some pretty powerful people (CEOs, general managers, thought leaders, inventors, fellows, authors, and so on) so I thought I would ask them how they got their power, and how powerful they [...]
When you go slow, it could be you’re being thoughtful or considered, but more often than not, you are waiting for some one else to make a decision. In the case of Toyota’s recent and public failure, it took years for this issue to come to bear and get decided. The company knew the problem [...]
Friend/colleague writes he saw this “On the shelf at my local Barnes and Noble. In UTAH. So cool.” It’s always the little things that can help brighten a day, isn’t it? What’s your little thing?
The consistent question asked from any audience and group I work with is…. For us to do this high-performance collaborative work: Don’t the leaders have to change their approach? And, don’t the individual contributors have to change to step up to the game? But these questions are never asked together — meaning, individuals ask “don’t [...]
Yes, it’s true, no one really needs another t-shirt. But we do wear logos, designs we care about. And we often wear things that embody our values. I can’t wait to get my TED 2010 shirt from #remo when I get home later today because TED stands for sharing ideas that matter. And I’ll likely [...]
For years now, our clients have let us build a different kind of strategy with them. They’ve let us not only catalyze and define the big idea, but they let us work with them to translate that big idea into a plan and approach that everyone buys into and ultimately makes real.
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