WholeHearted Manifesto: We Value People

WholeHearted Manifesto: We Value People

The WholeHearted Manifesto consists on one value statement: We Value People. (Period) People are the driving force behind getting results. This is the secret recipe for success. We value all people. Our customers. Our peers. But most of all ourselves. It would be a mistake to think this is fluffy bunny stuff. It’s not. It [...] Continue reading »
How to Hard-Wire Happiness to Develop your Leadership Capacity

How to Hard-Wire Happiness to Develop your Leadership Capacity

Would it be useful to learn how to hard-wire you happiness so that you can be a more effective leader? Or just a happy person? Read on as we explore the key ideas in Rick Hanson’s book Hardwiring Happiness. The New Brain Science of Contentment, Calm, and Confidence. Leadership is about Character Effective leaders are emotionally [...] Continue reading »
The Business Case for an Authentic Workplace

The Business Case for an Authentic Workplace

People are messy: they have personalities and emotions. In this post we explore how we can embrace people's messiness for advantage rather than have it act as a drag. Default Business Model is Mixed Engagement A recent study from Carnegie Mellon Training shows that there are very mixed levels of engagement from workers. See diagram [...] Continue reading »
How Change Initiatives Damage Organizations and Fail

How Change Initiatives Damage Organizations and Fail

A simple (and misunderstood) way people think of their change initiative like this: Their organization is just sitting there, ready to change in wonderful ways. We just have to tell people how great our new initiative is and they will be lining up to learn more and make things happen. Right? Unfortunately, organizations are complex [...] Continue reading »
How to Build a Culture Bubble

How to Build a Culture Bubble

The post is about how one can create a bubble of a new culture inside of an existing organization. For example, this may be used by a group interested in developing an innovation and learning culture inside a typical bureaucratic organization. This post is a continuation of my earlier post on how to Build Culture Adapters [...] Continue reading »
Diverse Paths to High-Performance Organizational Culture

Diverse Paths to High-Performance Organizational Culture

There is no single path or prescription for high-performance organizational culture. Increasingly companies are abandoning the traditional "modern management" practices developed for manufacturing and are moving to post-modern approaches that reflect the changing face of work and  the needs of knowledge workers. In this post, we compare and contrast five organizations that have moved beyond [...] Continue reading »
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