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My Augusta Horribilis

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I received a Facebook message today from a friend. The first few lines read as follows: “Hi Dan, I’m not seeing much of the ‘real’ Dan's Related Posts: Please Don’t Let There Be Anonymity After Death Should Companies Allow Facebook at Work? I Detached on Holiday.

Corporate Social Responsibility Is Not Your Organization’s Purpose

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You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: It’s happening again. Companies are confusing important terms. In doing so they are taking advantage of you, the consumer. Equally horrific is that many employees. Dan's Related Posts: The Purpose Effect Scorecard. Four Key Actions To Change Your Organization’s Purpose. A Few Easy Steps For Entrepreneurs To Take To Enact A Higher Purpose.

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An Engaged Culture Improves Performance, Not The Other Way Around

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A vice-president approached me one day after I finished delivering a keynote. The talk was focused on organizational culture. He was friendly, but rather cocky. The first.

The Cognitive Era Is Cool But I’d Like To See The Human Era First

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You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: Several large-scale organizations have begun to align around a concept known as the “cognitive era.” ” Based on artificial intelligence and advanced cognitive systems, “cognitive era” Dan's Related Posts: The Platonic Leader: Stage 3 of 5 in the Leadership Tonic Scale. If There Is No Trust Or Joy At Work There Is A Low Chance For Purpose. Humans Should Aim To Be The Next Us.

Why I Will Never Use Uber Ever Again

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As early as 2014 I had heard the rumblings of male chauvinism at Uber headquarters. There were even whispers of misogyny. But the world seemed to be smitten.

Trump Presidency Lesson Plan

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Donald Trump won the American presidency. If you happen to be a K-12 teacher/educator, here’s a handy lesson plan you may want to consider. you can download it as a PDF as well). Trump Presidency Lesson Plan. Lesson Plan Information. Subject/Course: All of them. Grade Level: K-12.

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The ABC’s of Collaboration

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News From Dan – November, 2017

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You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: Introducing My New Publisher I am so excited and delighted to announce that I have signed a new contract with a new publisher. The good folks. Dan's Related Posts: Free Download of Chapter 1 – The Purpose Effect . Fifteen Years After My MBA. Video: The Purpose Mindset of Gord Downie. My Next Role Is … Win A Signed Copy Of “THE PURPOSE EFFECT” Thanks for reading. visit the original at [link].

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If Your Enterprise Social Network Is a Ghost Town It’s Probably Due To Your Corporate Culture

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I was speaking at a conference recently, and a question was posed to me from someone in the audience near the tail end of the session. We deployed our enterprise social network last year, but it’s a ghost town. No one is using it.

Magnanimous: The Word of 2017

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As he was leaving office on January 20, 1993, President George H. Bush left a letter on the desk of the oval office addressed. Dan's Related Posts: This IBM Employee Quit Her Job. I Commend Her For Doing So. Rise of the Woman? The Hierarchy of Education Ya, I Cry at Work. Do You?

My Next Role Is …

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To each there comes in their lifetime a special moment when they are figuratively tapped on the shoulder and offered the chance to do a very special thing, unique to them and fitted to their talents.

Dear C-Suite: We Don’t Do Training Anymore

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In 2012, Peter Aceto, the President and CEO of ING DIRECT – a Canadian bank with 1.78 million customers and over $38 billion in assets – delivered a speech where he waxed lyrical about being a social CEO. Two points come to mind from that speech.

Rey & Finn of Star Wars Docked 40% On Year-End Performance Review

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With her eyes gazing over a table littered with papers, blue milk and holograms, General Leia Organa warned her team, “I’ve got a bad feeling about this.” ” It was time for the Rebellion’s annual calibration exercise. What joy!

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Is Your Corporate Culture The Root Cause Of Bad Meetings?

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Several moons ago, I was asked to participate in a meeting. Nothing new there. After all, a report by Atlassian suggests employees attend 62 meetings per month. In the US alone that works out to roughly 11 million meetings being held every single day.

The TED of all Leadership Management Conferences – A Review of the Drucker Forum 2013

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Once in a while, you get inspired by events in your life that seem to be a precursor to real societal change. A hopeful change. A needed change. An evolutionary change.

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Greenwashing Your Way To Employee Disengagement

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The term whitewashing is defined as “a coordinated attempt to hide unpleasant facts, especially in a political context.” ” It’s easy to see the relationship between it and another less familiar term, greenwashing.

Him? Here? Now? No.

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I don’t want to die. As far as I know, thankfully, I’m not dying. But if we’re being honest with one another, I am not all that comfortable thinking about my death. Imminent or otherwise.

How Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups Explains Culture, Purpose & Employee Engagement

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You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: I have several favorite chocolate bars. Crunchie is one. Toffee and chocolate. What a combination. So too is a Reese Cup. Peanut butter and chocolate? Dan's Related Posts: Q&A on the Future of Social, Mobile and eLearning. A Few Easy Steps For Entrepreneurs To Take To Enact A Higher Purpose. Evolution of the Chief Learning Officer. Three Tough Questions Answered About Purpose. Corporate Culture in a Venn Diagram.

How I Learned To Think Out Loud Through The Tragically Hip’s Live Concerts

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In this the era of pervasive short-term thinking , a surprising lack of thinking (see Pokémon GO inanity ) and a general loss of critical thinking , I found myself “thinking” about my favorite band, The Tragically Hip.

Wow, Did I Ever Fail On This One. But I Learned A Lot, Too.

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As I was preparing to write this column, I looked up the word “ fail.” ” To my surprise, the web version of Oxford Dictionary has a top 1,000-word feature. The word “fail” is firmly nested in its list of top 1,000 frequently used words.

Reflecting on the State of Enterprise 2.0 as an Organizational Culture Change Agent

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I know. I promised not to utilize the moniker 2.0 in 2014 but how else can I reflect back on the state of Enterprise 2.0 without actually using the term? I’ll simply lay blame to Andrew McAfee for originally coining the term and move on. After partaking in the June, 2011 Enterprise 2.0

If There Is No Trust Or Joy At Work There Is A Low Chance For Purpose

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The day after delivering a keynote presentation, I received an email from Candice who kindly agreed to share her story. She wrote: Dear Dan, I was at the conference you spoke at yesterday; I have to say it inspired me. I wanted to take a moment to say, “Thank You!”

Defining A Leader’s Duty Of Care

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To have purpose in one’s work is to achieve what we might coin “workplace actualization”. You may be familiar with Abraham Maslow’s “Hierarchy of Needs,” where at the top of society’s (arguably) most famous triangle rests the level known as self-actualization.

Holacracy Is Not The Answer To Your Employee Disengagement Issues

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If you’re located in parts of North America where it’s been too cold to even blink your eyes lately, you may not have seen the news. Holacracy is the new black. Holacracy?

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Collaboration Is Not Just A Technology. It’s A Behavior.

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The key for leaders to understanding collaboration is that it is not a technology. It is a behavior. But like a muscle, it is also. Dan's Related Posts: Flexible Working Works That Decision Is Above My Pay-Grade How to ‘Take One for the Team’ the FLAT ARMY cheat sheet The Social C-Suite. Behaviour collaboration flat army Connect consider

Purpose: The Word of 2016

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Several years ago I started an annual writing tradition that continues to this day. I think about a word that ought to reflect the coming year, and I pretentiously coin it the “Word of the Year.”.

Apparently, Organizational Culture is Crap

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The one thing we can be assured of until humans safely land and colonize Mars is “ organizational culture ” will continue to be a topic of conversation.

My TEDx Talk on The Purpose Effect

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My next book, The Purpose Effect: Building Meaning in Yourself, Your Role and Your Organization is a three-way relationship between an individual’s personal sense of purpose in life, the organization’s purpose and a person’s purpose in their role at work.

Two Very Incredible & Courageous Women

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Rotman Management Magazine Interview

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I was recently interviewed by Rotman Management Magazine and the very talented Editor-in-Chief, Karen Christensen.

Nine Tricky Questions And Nine Honest Answers Regarding Purpose

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A reader took the time to read “ The Purpose Effect ” and then asked me a few questions. I answered those questions, and have decided to post the responses in this space.

The Purpose Effect Scorecard

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My latest book, THE PURPOSE EFFECT , has been out in the wild for about six weeks. Toward the end of the book I introduce ‘ The Purpose Effect Scorecard ‘ a means in which an organization can publicly state and track how it is serving all of its stakeholders.

Why I Removed A Recent Post

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On March 9, 2017, I wrote and published a post that outlined various missteps, difficulties and issues that had recently taken over a particular American. Dan's Related Posts: Free Download of Chapter 1 – The Purpose Effect And The Winners Of A Free Book Are … Why I Wrote “The Purpose Effect” Book Download Chapter 1 of “The Purpose Effect” For Free Win A Signed Copy Of “THE PURPOSE EFFECT” personal Purpose purpose

A Shared Letter to Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly

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Dear Minister Joly, We are Canada’s musicians, songwriters, composers, music producers, authors, poets, playwrights, film composers, actors, directors and visual artists – a creative class of artists and entrepreneurs that has defined this country.

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Evolution of the Chief Learning Officer

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There I was, having an engaging conversation with a fellow Chief Learning Officer (CLO) at a conference lunch, when things began to take a decidedly status quo turn.

My Long Weekend Of Hope And Inspiration

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It started in Parksville, British Columbia. It was the beginning of a very hopeful and inspirational few hours. As the eldest and youngest of my three children were frolicking in a park near the eye-catching waters of Parksville Beach, my eye wandered toward the opposite corner.

LinkedIn Skills – Useful or Useless?

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LinkedIn Skills. Useful or useless? First off, what are they? LinkedIn itself states the following: LinkedIn Skills & Endorsements helps you discover the expertise that other professionals have.

My Latest TEDxTalk “How Schools Can Save Companies From Collapsing”

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I was recently asked to participate in my third TEDx conference through the good people at TEDxLangleyED. Their theme in 2016? The Future of Education – Innovation & Inspiration.

Montreal’s Three Wise Men

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Respect Is The Starting Point For Society

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You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: Debate is at the heart of a democracy. Discourse is what fuels growth in any organization. When our aim is to silence one another rather. Dan's Related Posts: For Democracy To Thrive, Openness Must Prevail. When Celebrity Trumps Sanity. Trump Presidency Lesson Plan. This IBM Employee Quit Her Job. I Commend Her For Doing So. Tic Tac Oh Oh. Thanks for reading. visit the original at [link]. Behaviour communication Culture respect