Author: Doug Kirkpatrick

Dr. Lori Kane on the Magic of Self-Organizing Work Groups and the Collective Self

Dr. Lori Kane on the Magic of Self-Organizing Work Groups and the Collective Self

I interviewed Dr. Lori Kane of Collective Self, LLC, in December 2009 for the Self-Management Institute. Here is the complete interview. [Editor’s Note: subsequent to this interview, Lori co-authored the book Different Work: Moving from I Should to I Love My Work]. DK:            Okay, we are on. So, Lori, can you just tell us your…

Spotlight On: Meetup.com

Spotlight On: Meetup.com

I met the leaders of Meetup.com in Manhattan, then wrote this piece about their approach to management at the link below for the first issue of The Self-Management Institute Synaptein: Meetup PUBLISHED BY THE MORNING STAR SELF-MANAGEMENT INSTITUTE, SYNAPTEIN, JANUARY 1, 2010

Self-Management and Synchronicity

Self-Management and Synchronicity

Take one champion-step-dancing mom and a fiddle-playing dad from the Canadian heartland. Add eleven brothers and sisters, eight of whom have more talent than most living human beings, and what do you get? A musical phenomenon called Leahy. I was lucky enough to catch one of their Christmas Tour concerts a few years ago, and…

A Model for Systematic Performance Feedback in a Self­‐Managed Work Environment: Creating Powerful Continuous Peer Feedback Loops

A Model for Systematic Performance Feedback in a Self­‐Managed Work Environment: Creating Powerful Continuous Peer Feedback Loops

White Paper A Model for Systematic Performance Feedback in a Self-Managed Work Environment: Creating Powerful Continuous Peer Feedback Loops Self-managed work environments present a challenge for delivery of effective performance feedback. In a truly self-managed organization, there are no designated managers or supervisors, meaning that any performance feedback must originate with one’s peers. This works…

PCMA 10th Anniversary Conference, “Conversations that Shape the Future”

PCMA 10th Anniversary Conference, “Conversations that Shape the Future”

An honor to work with great colleagues to produce the Professional Coaches and Mentors Association (PCMA) 10th Anniversary Conference, Conversations that Shape the Future… As a member of the Board of Directors of the Northern California PCMA chapter, I directed marketing for the conference that took place at the Redwood City Sofitel October 5-6. 2007; featuring…