Author Archive

Compliments of Bronte Mazzone via Flickr

How do companies move past command and control, to cooperation (and shared governance)? Can managers who tightfistedly grasp the reigns be convinced to lead with, and not at, their employees? The mindset of “I don’t work for you and you don’t work for me,” but together, we create customer product occurs when fellow workers are treated as equals – and when “bosses” cease needing hierarchical distinctions to enhance a teetering sense of esteem; when they realize employees are not props in their self-created dramas. Turn the page…

Share |

Compliments of Chris Devers via Flickr

High profile individuals falling like dominoes has become a daily occurrence – with growing numbers increasingly caught “red handed” for crossing the line. As reprehensible as sexually exploitative antics can be, the larger (and unexamined) meta variable that permits untoward acts is culture – the collection of policies, practices, people, systems, and standard operating procedures that run like invisible scaffolding throughout companies, filigrees of top executive belief (and folklore) embedded within subordinates’ minds. Turn the page…

Share |