The evidence demonstrates that increasing the involvement of women has markedly beneficial effects on business, both short and long-term. Therefore you would think that Boards and senior management teams striving to do the best possible thing in the interests of the company and shareholders would be clamoring for much greater participation on Boards and in senior management for women.
Vacuums are best used for dust, rather than as communication philosophies for virtual teams.
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Michelle and I are constantly looking to new ideas that may help organisations reach their true goals, not just their financial results. We know you want more, including a great lifestyle for you and your people and customers who find it a pleasure to experience your products and services.
I remember well the stunned reaction of a senior management team when I presented a detailed strategy and action plan that eliminated my own role from the organisation. Before the presentation, I was seen to be talking to a lot of people at all levels of the organisation, therefore I was plotting. It never occured to any of them I would advise they change the nature of my own position and employ a person more suitable to the needs of the organisation.
The theme that top-down power and management often don’t work is one I fully support. The problem here is a fundamental misunderstanding of the realities of an NFL team.
Toyota’s last twelve months could have been better. Reading about it in Stephen Denning’s book The Leader’s Guide to Radical Management led me to thinking about the reason Michelle and I started Corporate Growing Pains. In Chapter 9 of the book, Steve outlines Radical Management Principle #6 Continuous Self-Improvement and provides an extensive review of [...]
Stephen Denning’s latest book, The Leader’s Guide to Radical Management, provides a practical and effective way for organisations to create long-term sustainable success and allow people to flourish at work. It really doesn’t come much better than that! Anyone who has ever worked in a high performing team knows just how much fun they can [...]
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