(Accenture) will disband rankings and the once-a-year evaluation process starting in fiscal year 2016, which for Accenture begins this September. It will implement a more fluid system, in which employees receive timely feedback from their managers on an ongoing basis following assignments. Accenture is joining a small but prominent list Read more…
“I imagine this happens a lot, managers with a day full of high-leverage activities don’t get around to the less-important reminder type messages until later at night. They send an email so they don’t forget, and subordinates scramble to respond. Employees burn energy that should be recharging for the next Read more…
“Holacracy, itself, is too complex, dogmatic and rigid,” says Bud Caddell, a well-known US management consultant. “It feels like playing a game of Management Dungeons and Dragons. Everything you already understand about working in teams is reinvented with confusing language (such as circles, tensions and IDM) and a confusing process. Read more…
Seth Godin has a great post up this morning in which he asks whether leaders aren’t stifling opportunities out of fear. He starts out by asking if we really want to get better, or if we’re too afraid of the effects change might bring.
Better means change and change means risk and risk means fear.
So the organization is filled with people who have been punished when they try to make things better, because the boss is afraid.
I’m preparing a talk on Radical Intrapreneurship that I’ll be giving as part of the Sa.am series on Sustainability, Leadership, Innovation, Careers and Life. There are a number of great thinkers involved who will be sharing ideas on a wide array of related topics. The schedule is under way, and space Read more…
My first big CSR/sustainability event was the 2010 Net Impact Conference held at the University of Michigan’s Ross Business School. I had been invited there to speak on a panel on the topic of intrapreneurship, which gave me the opportunity to sit in on a number inspiring and insightful talks. One of the sessions I attended was an interview with Aron Cramer, the CEO of BSR.
As I recall, much of that hopeful, engaging discussion centered on transparency – a topic that’s close to my heart. The concept of radical transparency is pretty simple. It’s the idea that firms will endeavor to be as transparent as they possibly can, both externally with customers, communities and competitors and internally throughout the organization. It’s akin to asking a fully armored knight to strip down to a fig leaf. This is an idea I fully agree with, and it’s one that helped give rise to the idea which prompted this post. (more…)
Time for another go around with advice from the master. This time out it’s all about finding meaning in life.
On being yourself and making meaning
Freedom discovers man the moment he loses concern over what impression he is making or about to make.
Many people dedicate their lives to actualizing a concept of what they should be like, rather than actualizing themselves.