Manifestos tagged with Leadership


Why We Don’t Get the Leaders We Say We Want
Sept. 16, 2015 - By: Jeffrey Pfeffer
“The state of workplaces can only be described as dire. Moreover, there is no evidence that things are getting better over time. What gives? And maybe more importantly for those people worried about companies and their people, is there any hope for a better future?”
Political Savvy is a Leadership Skill
Sept. 16, 2015 - By: Bonnie Marcus
“Imagine for a minute, a workplace where everyone is aligned with business objectives; where everyone understands the value they contribute; an environment where people actively seek to build mutually beneficial relationships across the organization. In other words, a workplace of politically savvy individuals.”
Thinking Our Way Out of the Darkness
Sept. 16, 2015 - By: Angie McArthur & Dr. Dawna Markova
“We take for granted that intelligence occurs within our own minds. We don’t realize that it also occurs between us. What keeps us from tapping into that intelligence and communicating effectively is that most of us don’t know how to think with people who think differently than we do.”
Solving The Wrong Problems: Why Behaviors Don’t Change In Organizations
Sept. 16, 2015 - By: Todd M. Warner
“Organizational success seems to breed inertia and a status quo that is self-destructive. The stability that organizations establish in the name of efficiency and operating protocol domesticates employees, and sets in place a web of factors that conspire against behavioral change.”
We Are All a Bit Delusional
Aug. 5, 2015 - By: Dan Gregory & Kieran Flanagan
“Unfortunately, most of us can’t be above average—the math just doesn’t work. Now clearly, some people are aware that we’re below average in some areas of our lives, even believe that we’re below average on the whole, but overwhelmingly, human beings are a little delusional when it comes to their conception of their own competence.”
A Manifesto for Planet and Progeny
Aug. 5, 2015 - By: Henry Mintzberg
“The dogma of Communism was exorcised in Eastern Europe in 1989, only to be replaced by another one. Today the world is haunted by the spectre of an ‘economic man’ and his form of capitalism, seen as the be all and end all of human existence. We shall have to stop the be all before it becomes the end all—of our planet and our progeny.”
Social Drive: How You Can Create Positive Change, Right Now
Aug. 5, 2015 - By: Paul Shoemaker
“I don’t want to do anything to deter anyone from believing there is power in the group, in the network. I’m not a fan of false, egotistical, self-centered ‘heroes’ either. But I do believe that the positive social impact one person can create has never been clearer, stronger, and more urgent.”
Transforming Business—Successfully
July 8, 2015 - By: Satish P. Subramanian
“Enterprises need to constantly innovate business models, products, services, processes, and systems to maintain a strong competitive position in the market-place. [But] Enterprises everywhere are experiencing the ‘business outcome gap’ … the difference between desired business outcomes and realized business outcomes.”
Local Networks, Global Change: Working Locally through the UN Global Compact
July 8, 2015 - By: Mark Moody-Stuart
“It is only through Local Networks that the smaller and purely national and local companies which provide the bulk of employment in almost every economy can become involved. Such involvement has great benefits for all.”
The Customer Room: Grow Your Business by Improving Customers’ Lives
July 8, 2015 - By: Jeanne Bliss
“If you’re in the fray of silo-based reactivity to customer issues, the Customer Room will help to emancipate you from those fire drills. It is the glue that unites a leadership team to focus and improve customers’ lives to earn the right to growth.”



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