Enterprise Agile or Agile Enterprise?

Enterprise Agile or Agile Enterprise?

There is a huge world of difference between Enterprise Agile and Agile Enterprise. They are both valuable and accomplish very different things. Enterprise Agile Enterprise Agile addresses the question - "How can we use elements of Agile to improve typical corporate environments while staying within the existing paradigm of traditional (Tayloristic) management. This is Orange level in [...] Continue reading »
Culture is the Core of Your Organization

Culture is the Core of Your Organization

Culture is at the core of your organization. Everything in your organization informs culture. And vice-versa: culture informs everything in your organization. Here is an illustration: Culture is at the Core Culture = "How we do things around here to succeed" Each element is the above diagram intimately tied to your organizational culture. Let's consider [...] Continue reading »
Laloux Culture Model

Laloux Culture Model

Looking for a way to help evolve your organization's culture? Frederic Laloux's model provides a clear picture of how culture may evolve in an organization. The model comes from Reinventing Organizations - a landmark book in the development of organizations that unleash the talents of people to get astonishing results. The book is grounded in case studies [...] Continue reading »
Organizational Debt Cycle

Organizational Debt Cycle

Many consider the modern workplace inhumane and uninhabitable. People are not fully engaged. It is killing our bottom lines. It is putting our organizations at risk. With our prevailing management system we have created a vast organizational debt that inhibits growth and performance. We define organizational debt as the baggage that prevents people from delivering [...] 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 »