Manifestos tagged with Culture


Having Said That: Business Clichés to Avoid Like the Plague
July 17, 2019 - By: Keith Bendis & Robert Spector
“Clichés are integral to daily discourse. Phrases become clichés because they contain common knowledge and truth. Our familiarity with their meanings puts us all on the same page in order to get the ball rolling toward a win-win situation. (Of course, only time will tell.) But at the end of the day, even the cleverest cliché ceases to be a magic bullet because its usage reveals a lack of imagination or originality.”
Mastering the Basics
July 17, 2019 - By: Dean Karrel
“Years ago, I started using the phrase 'mastering the basics' with those who reported to me. … It was a strategy that had worked for me through the years and I was now using it as a training tool for those who worked in my departments.”
Want to Be a Great Leader? Hit the Pause Button
June 12, 2019 - By: Sara Canaday
“Today’s leaders are being asked to both do more AND think more. Is that even possible? I’m a fan of multi-tasking but this seems unreasonable. Expecting leaders to succeed in the context of a constant act-more, think-more, produce-more world is self-defeating, at best. At worst, it could be disastrous for our projects, for our teams, and for our health.”
Rethinking Execution: The ‘Salsa Scale’ of Embedment
June 12, 2019 - By: Todd M. Warner
“Execution is a challenge in every organization, and “embedment” means different things for different technical outputs. Not every initiative and priority needs to be localized in teams across an organization. Unfortunately, organizational approaches to embedment are so shallow and flawed that they are perpetually vexed by the challenges of getting local people to adopt any new ways of working.”
The Essential Actions to Building Unstoppable Teams
April 17, 2019 - By: Alden Mills
“Care is the soil from which teams grow; a leader’s focus provides the fertilizer. If you’re at all interested in how to accomplish more by building teams that will break down walls to achieve the goal, then read on, because I’m going to share the four essential actions required to transform a gaggle of individuals into an unstoppable team.”
Why Women Are Especially Well-Suited for Professional Partnerships
March 22, 2019 - By: Claire Mazur & Erica Cerulo
“Slow and steady progress toward dismantling male dominance at the office has carved out space for women to collaborate instead of compete professionally … As more and more women have taken the opportunity to form meaningful partnerships with one another, they’ve started to reveal the power that those pairings can have and to shift perception of what it looks like when women work together.”
Enough of MORE: Better is Better
Feb. 20, 2019 - By: Henry Mintzberg
“Enough of MORE—all this excessive production and consumption, with its destructive waste and warming. MORE is ravaging our enterprises, our societies, our planet, and ourselves. We can do better.”
Hustle & Float: Reclaim Your Creativity and Thrive in a World Obsessed with Work
Feb. 20, 2019 - By: Rahaf Harfoush
“It turns out, the strategies we’re putting in place to increase our productivity are hurting our creative performance. By industrializing our creative skillset, we’ve prioritized performance and ignored critical hidden forces at play—our cultural, historical and biological baggage—that underlie and influence our conceptions of work.”
Stop Undermining Democracy and Your Business
Jan. 23, 2019 - By: Carol Sanford
“Why is it that organizational leaders, and people in general, have such difficulty recognizing the negative impacts of their business practices and work designs? Why do we so deeply believe in what is later found to be not only untrue, but often harmful? … I believe it is the lack of a discernment and reflective process to examine what we are sold.”
The Power of Positive Coaching
Jan. 23, 2019 - By: Lee J. Colan, PhD & Julie Davis-Colan
“It wasn’t too long ago that having a business coach was like having a scarlet letter on your professional suit. Today, having a coach has been elevated in status. Business leaders have realized what professional athletes have always known—having a coach produces better results.”



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