Manifestos tagged with Management & Workplace Culture


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.”
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.”
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.”



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