Manifestos tagged with Leadership


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.”
Live Big: The Entrepreneur's Guide to Passion, Practicality, and Purpose
Jan. 23, 2019 - By: Ajit Nawalkha
“As an entrepreneur, you need to know that your business isn’t an entity. It’s an experience. It’s unfolding at every moment. Every moment is vital. Critical. The only way to handle the chaos and the crazy beauty of it all is this: know that growing your business is actually about growing yourself. It’s about staying sane, centered, and focused.”
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.”
Weathering the Perfect Storm: How to Prosper in the Reputation Economy
Jan. 23, 2019 - By: Mike Mooney
“It is vital to understand that we are living in a perfect storm that is making our reputations more fragile than at any other time in human history! […] It’s a new day in the court of public opinion and oftentimes these moments go viral and a bad situation gets worse in a hurry.”
Why You Don’t Need VC to Build a Billion Dollar Business
Dec. 27, 2018 - By: Dileep Rao, Ph.D.
“Silicon Valley venture capital is like a very successful lottery. […] For entrepreneurs who want to reduce the role of luck in their success and improve their odds, here are six reasons why you don’t need VC to build a billion-dollar business.”
The Teamwork Imperative
Dec. 27, 2018 - By: Simon Mac Rory
“Over 90 percent of what we do in our work lives happens through collaborative effort. That makes teams and teamwork the most important means of output and productivity in the organization. So you would think that organizations would treat team performance as a strategic imperative, but most do not, preferring to muddle on with poorly performing teams and accepting mediocrity.”
The Silent Killer of Founder Owned Businesses
Dec. 27, 2018 - By: D. Scot Hunsaker
“A recent Wall Street Journal/Vistage poll showed that half of all business owners say that they have a succession plan, but only 25 percent have actually put pen to paper and written it down. I would contend that if you haven’t written down your succession plan you don’t really have one. It doesn’t have to be this way.”
One Room, One Team, Different Purposes
Dec. 27, 2018 - By: Carlos Valdes-Dapena
“We preach collaboration, talk and train teamwork, but all the while organizations are optimized to manage, foster and reward individual effort. Collaboration is second- or third-nature for a large majority of us and this predisposes us to consistently revert to our more selfish ways, especially where we’re rewarded and recognized to do so.”
Erasing Institutional Bias: Structural Change, Starting with You
Nov. 14, 2018 - By: Tiffany Jana & Ashley Diaz Mejias
“In our work with organizations, we have found that erasing institutional bias is a difficult task. When bias is operating at a systems level, it can seem impossible to change. But with humility, patience, and some tools, change is possible.”
Defy Ordinary, Exploit Imperfection, and Captivate your Customers
Nov. 14, 2018 - By: Stan Phelps & David Rendall
“As we look at what successful companies are doing, it’s natural to emulate them. This has even been institutionalized in the process of benchmarking. … The problem is that when everyone in an industry starts copying the leaders, then, over time, the entire industry starts to look the same, feel the same, and sound the same. There are no differences. Nothing distinguishes one brand from another.”



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