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Public resignations do these change a corporate culture?
You chafe under an organisational hierarchy seemingly focused on the wrong goals, or behaviour, or even potentially criminal activity, and you dream that you can change it through a bold personal act. For some, it will be a report to … Continue reading
Posted in change, change managment, culture, leadership, learning organisation, management Tagged DNA, Enron, Goldman Sachs, Greg Smith, HBOS, leadership, Organizational culture, Paul Moore, Whistleblower 5 Comments
Which is more difficult? To admit your mistakes or to admit someone else was right?
Perhaps the hardest thing to do at work (and in life) is to admit when someone is right, especially if you disagreed with them. In many books on management and learning organizations, we hear about the need to admit when … Continue reading
Posted in change, culture, learning organisation, management Tagged Decision making, leadership, learning, Learning organization, management theorists, Organizational culture Comments Off on Which is more difficult? To admit your mistakes or to admit someone else was right?
What a photocopier tells you about your corporate culture
Many times leaders will ask themselves how they can tell the morale of their troops. Sure signs of bad morale are easy to spot. We see slumped shoulders, people looking at their shoes, people not picking up after themselves and … Continue reading
Posted in change, culture, management Tagged corporate culture, culture change, leadership, management 2 Comments
Is the future of work an aristocratic democracy?: Leo Strauss on Managment
Harold Jarche has a challenging post about the future of management and the future of work at his site: Enterprise 2.0 and Social Business are Hollow Shells without Democracy. Are the future of work and the future of management inherently … Continue reading
Reducing the Deficit: Leadership and the challenge of deficit thinking in management
One thing I have been noticed is how managers and leaders approach problems. In a previous job, I had a couple of projects that were technically challenging and had to get sign off from a number of managers before being … Continue reading
Posted in change, culture, management Tagged leadership, management, Middle management, Strategic Management 2 Comments
Media response to a political crisis is different from business crisis: lessons for Microsoft
The difference between a political crisis and a business crisis, from a media response perspective might be small, but it is important. The structure to a political crisis has a different focus and context. Politics is structured around wrestling in … Continue reading
Posted in change, learning organisation Tagged Enron, Microsoft, Sarbanes–Oxley Act 1 Comment
Three reasons why Apple will disappear by 2020: What Machiavelli tells us about managing Apple’s future.
Apple is changing with Steven Jobs stepping down from his current CEO role to become Chairman of the Board. In doing so, he presents Apple with a challenge and one that all companies have to face. How do you replace … Continue reading
Posted in change, creative destruction, innovation, path dependency, relative success, renewal Tagged Apple, failure, fortune, leadership, Machiavelli, management, Steve Jobs, succession 1 Comment