Written by: Steve Denning, Contributor RADICAL MANAGEMENT: Rethinking leadership and innovation Original Article Suffering Philadelphian air travelers: help is on the way! I was cheered to hear last week from CEORichard Branson that Virgin America is starting flights into Philadelphia. In May 2011, I described here the horrors of US Airways and its Philadelphia hub. Last
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Picture this scenario: it’s Friday night, and you head out to a nice restaurant after a long week of work. While you’re relaxing over a glass of wine, the waiter comes over and informs you of the special. “We have a delicious salmon risotto tonight,” he says. That sounds perfect, you think, so you order
Illustration: Oscar Ramos Orozco Hacking work is all the rage these days, along with tips for managing email, taking notes, and running meetings. But, at a higher level, what can we learn from analyzing the different types of work we do and how we allocate our time?First, let’s take a look at the five kinds
Morten Schroder of Van Houtte Coffee knows something about being a sustainability leader. In fact, Van Houtte has a long, proud history of adopting sustainability measures, even before a clear ROI matrix has been established. (The latest example is Van Houtte’s implementation of Renewable Natural Gas, a product I helped position and market). “We believe
I got this from Bioneers Nonprofit. Six happiness habits worth cultivating. (http://greatergood.berkeley.edu/pdfs/happycircle-ggsc.pdf ) These all stimulate the creation of positive affect, which is consistently being shown not to be a cognitive event (the reflection on one’s life), but rather, an experience of the nervous system’s regulation. A peaceful nervous system itself affects the view through
Former Rolling Stone journalist and author Julia Cameron once said, “What we really want to do is what we are really meant to do. When we do what we are meant to do, money comes to us, doors open for us, we feel useful, and the work we do feels like play to us.”
Quotes like this sound great, but can a career ever work out that way? Ben Barry, a designer at Facebook, will you tell it can. Walking the halls of Facebook’s headquarters in Palo Alto, you’ll see his work everywhere, including a signed poster from President Obama. Today, he’s helping design the company’s new campus, laying out materials for its f8 developer conferences, and coming up with ways to visually represent Facebook’s famous hacker culture.
Witnessing the downward-spiral of Carla Sanders’ career was painful — yet her experience offers an important commentary on the requirements of executive leadership in today’s organizations. (Carla’s an actual executive whose name has been changed.) Carla was literally bred for success as a business manager. The daughter of a senior corporate executive, she had all
In the split-second when you have to decide whether to plough on with the next stage of a difficult project, or to answer a ringing phone or pinging email, it can be hard to resist the pressure to respond. After all, the other person is waiting now - and your project may not be done for weeks.
From: B Corporation newsletter… Albany, NY: At midnight last night a law was enacted creating benefit corporations, a new class of corporations required to create benefit for society as well as shareholders. Unlike traditional corporations, benefit corporations are required to create a material positive impact on society and the environment; consider how decisions affect employees, community and
About this presentation Time is finite, but we act as if it were otherwise, assuming that longer hours always lead to increased productivity. But in reality our bodies are designed to pulse and pause – to expend energy and then renew it. In this revelatory talk, energy expert Tony Schwartz debunks common productivity myths and