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Reinventing Management: Part 4: Coordination: From bureaucracy to.

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Workscene3 In an earlier post entitled The Reinvention of Management: Part 1, I noted that current management practices represent a set of economic, social and political problems of the first order, which cannot be resolved by a single

The Leader's Guide to Radical Management: Is the problem with.

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Capitalism is currently going through massive process of destruction and re-creation, but the process is taking so long that the social and political costs are high

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The Leader's Guide to Radical Management: What economists don't.

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What economists like James Surowiecki in The New Yorker don't see: the real jobs crisis isn't that the high level of unemployment ha become structural. The real crisis is that most jobs suck

Shhhhh! The Next Really, Really, Really, Big Thing Is.

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Greg Satell has an interesting and entertaining post entitled, The Next Really, Really, Really, Big Thing. He begins: Everybody should be excited about the next big thing. And why not? It’s very, extremely big. Even bigger than anything that came before. No, really, it’s that freakin’ HUGE.

A Gathering in Washington DC on May 12-13, 2011

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Revolutionizing The World of Work. Remaking the Managerial Mindset: Reinventing Business, Government, Education & Health. A note from Steve Denning.

Reinventing Management: Part 5: From value to values

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Value-to-values. The paradox of reinvented management: Make more money by focusing less on money. In an earlier post entitled The Reinvention of Management: Part 1, I noted that current management practices represent a set of economic

Why Lean Programs Fail—Where Toyota Succeeds: A New Culture of Learning

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Jeffry Liker and Mike Rother have an interesting article entitled Why Lean Programs Fail. By “lean”, they mean the way of manufacturing developed by Toyota and others, and described in the classic book, The Machine That Changed the World.

The Leader's Guide to Radical Management: My New Year's Resolutions

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An invitation to all who are interested in re-inventing the Fortune 500 and the education and health sectors, so that all our organizations become curators of the human spirit rather than its destroyer

The Leader's Guide to Radical Management: A genuine Sputnik moment.

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President Obama is right: we are facing a Sputnik momvent. The needed response to deal with it requires big thoughts: reinventing the Fortune 500, the government and the education and health sectors

Wal-Mart And The Futility Of Traditional Management

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Last week, my garbage disposal broke down. I checked online to find out what I should replace it with. A consumer group recommended Waste-King. Where could I find it? A Google search revealed that the Waste-King was on sale at Amazon [AMZN] for $103.30.

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How WOMEN tweeted the revolution in Egypt

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Despite Malcolm Gladwell's New Yorker article, Why The Revolution Won't be Tweeted ,Mona El-Naggar in the New York Times reports today how women in Egypt did in fact tweet the revolution.

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The Leader's Guide to Radical Management: There are two kinds of.

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There are two kinds of organizations in the world. Those that treat people like people – and those that treat people like things. Which is your organization

How traditional management is killing microcredit

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Yunus-grameen Traditional management has a wonderful track record of sidelining, downsizing or eliminating anything that is creative or imaginative or innovative. It has happened in knowledge management, in lean manufacturing

The Reinvention of Management: Part 2: How do you delight the client?

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Client-delight In an earlier post entitled The Death—and Reinvention—of Management: Part 1, I noted that current management practices represent a set of economic, social and political problems of the first order, which cannot be

Why are bankers paid so much?

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Trader--and-surgeon. Oil traders still outpace surgeons. In the Washington Post, Danielle Kucera and Christine Harper discuss the continuing disconnect between the amount of pay in top jobs and the value generated to society

Q&A With The Authors of A New Culture of Learning

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By STEVE DENNING. The economic future of the country depends on how well we educate our children.

The Leader's Guide to Radical Management: Why is Agile hard to sell?

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Why is Agile hard to sell? The problem is not that Agile doesn't scale but rather that Agile represents a radically different philosophy and values. The key to selling Agile is reinventing management

The Leader's Guide to Radical Management: What's Google's biggest.

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What's Google's biggest strategic issue? Keep the size of its teams small. In teams: small is beautiful

Montessori Is An Example Of The New Culture of Learning

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I reported a few days ago on a conversation with the authors , Douglas Thomas and John Seely Brown, of the wonderful new book, A New Culture of Learning: Cultivating the Imagination for a World of Constant Change.

Yes, A Business CAN Disrupt Itself

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Disruptive innovation kills businesses. We learned that in 1997 from Clayton Christensen’s brilliant book The Innovator’s Dilemma which starkly depicted the phenomenon. What can CEOs do about this seemingly incurable disease? Good management” isn’t a solution.

The Good News On The Key Economic Issue of Our Times: Management Innovation

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In his post, The Truth of American Superiority at Innovation , Fred Allen draws attention to new study by General Electric, the “ GE Global Innovation Barometer ,” which outlines a new landscape for innovation in the 21st century.

Reinventing management: The magical power of client delight

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Goats At the outset of a wonderful video entitled "Beyond Agile programming", legendary software developer Kent Beck tells a story about the goats that he raises in Oregon. The baby goats love to be scratched and so he spends time

Leadership’s #1 Challenge: Transforming Management

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My fellow Forbes contributor, John Kotter, has an interesting post entitled, Corporate Culture: Whose Job Is It? He asks: who is responsible for corporate culture? Who raises red flags if the culture is impeding performance?

The Leader's Guide to Radical Management: How education is.

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How education is infected by bureaucracy: the hollowness of Obama's plea for young people to become teachers. We need a new culture of learning

The Leader's Guide to Radical Management: HBR on How to Fix.

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Michael Porter and Mark Kramer: Article in HBR on How to Fix Capitalism: A Bandage on a Cancer

The Leader's Guide to Radical Management: Game over in Tunisia.

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Game over in Tunisia & Eygpt: Why Malcolm Gladwell got it wrong: the revolution HAS been tweeted

The Leader's Guide to Radical Management: Reinventing management.

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Reinventing management Part 5: From command to conversation: stop shouting and start listening

Why doesn’t management advance?

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In amongst all the many the enthusiastic comments and twitterings about my article, Shhhh! The Next Really, Really, Really Big Thing is… which was prompted by Greg Satell and suggested that the next big new thing is the REINVENTION OF MANAGEMENT, Tim Carroway commented”. Hasn't this happened before? Aren't there already groups of smart people doing great things?”. And Keith Decie commented: “Why fantastic? Any of us would probably make pretty much the same list if we read HBR.

User-Led Innovation Can’t Create Breakthroughs

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Jens Martin Skibsted and Rasmus Bech Hansen have an interesting article in Fast Company arguing (correctly) that companies should lead their users, not the other way around. The mythology is that “the user is king… Companies must become user-centric. But there’s a problem: It doesn’t work.

VIDEO: Tim Jackson: Economics that serves the full potential of our humanity

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In this interesting TED video, Tim Jackson discusses prosperity and sets out to re-imagine economics to serve the full potential of humanity. He notes that we spend money we don't have on things we don't need to create impressions that don't last on people don't care about.

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What JPMorgan Can Learn From the Airlines & Hans Christian Andersen

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What a difference a week makes! Only last week, I was listening to Jamie Dimon the CEO of JPMorgan Chase in Davos bemoaning rampant “banker bashing”.

Reinventing management Part 7: Implementing the transition

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In earlier posts that began with The Reinvention of Management: Part 1 , I noted that current management practices represent a set of economic, social and political problems of the first order, which cannot be resolved by a single fix.

The Leader's Guide to Radical Management: Obama and the moral of.

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Obama and the moral of the salmon: it's the story, stupid

The Leader's Guide to Radical Management: The wonders of suckiness.

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The widespread recognition that traditional management sucks offers real hope that it can be reinvented

Rachel Botsman's cool TED video: Getting rid of our addiction to.

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Enjoy this cool talk by an Australian, Rachel Botsman, about collaborative consumption as a powerful economic force, reinventing both what we consume and how we consume. Her main point is that in the 20th Century, we became fixated on

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The Leader's Guide to Radical Management: Leading change? Start.

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How you can possibly lead change your workplace when the forces in favor of the status quo are so entrenched and resistant and skeptical? You lead the mind by starting with the heart

Fix The Deficit? Grow The Economy, Stupid!

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When I was working in the World Bank in the early 1990s, I would attend workshops in which we would receive briefings on the state of the US economy from the most knowledgeable experts. In briefing after briefing, we heard that the budget deficit problem of the US was insoluble. No matter how you analyzed it, we were looking at growing deficits ad infinitum. Then a strange thing happened. The economy grew. The deficits disappeared. By 2000, the deficit had been reduced to zero.

From Trash Cans to Nokia: Is Creativity Innovation?

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No, it’s not, although the two are often confused. Good new ideas are everywhere around us, but turning even a few of those ideas into viable, scalable products and services is something much more difficult.

The Arithmetic of Greed

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A century hence, when historians come to write the history of the current age (assuming our species survives so long), they will, I believe, be puzzled as to why the country was run in ways that were known to be unproductive, crimped the spirits of those doing the work, and frustrated those for whom the work was being done. Why, they will wonder, did this continue for so long on such a wide scale? One school of historians may focus on the pervasive feeling of complacency.

Leadership Storytelling 3.0: From Arithmetic to Calculus

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You have to understand what numbers are before you can do algebra. And you have to understand algebra before you can do calculus. It doesn’t mean when you are doing calculus that the numbers aren’t important. Madelyn Blair, author of Riding The Current.