Organizational Resiliency and Strength: Ken Everett Thinks on His Feet

Organizational Resiliency and Strength: Ken Everett Thinks on His Feet

Ken Everett is an Australian who has lived in US, UK, Singapore and Italy. He is an Executive Fellow University of Essex Business School, and formerly worked for IBM and Wilson Learning. He is also a former school teacher. Ken is the Founder and Network Architect of TOYFNET (Think On Your Feet® Network), with 300…

Designing the Networked Organization

Designing the Networked Organization

Designing the Networked Organization, the new book from Australian entrepreneur Ken Everett, is a gem. The leader of TOYFNET (Think on Your Feet® Network), an affiliation of about 300 training providers in thirty countries, came to understand and appreciate the important strategic edge that networked organizations enjoy over their more traditional counterparts. While developing TOYFNET,…

Extreme Teamwork: Solving the Coordination Problem at 400 Miles Per Hour

Extreme Teamwork: Solving the Coordination Problem at 400 Miles Per Hour

  The Canadian Snowbirds Demonstration Team has been thrilling audiences at high-performance air shows across North America since 1978.  A branch of the Canadian Air Force, one would think such a group would be rigidly hierarchical—but it’s not.  It’s really quite self-managed. One of the joys of working with the Morning Star Self-Management Institute is…

Going Global: Argentine Ants Show the Way

Going Global: Argentine Ants Show the Way

Humans have often turned to ants in the past for instructional models—references to ant behavior pepper ancient texts; the classic toy Ant Farm teaches children about work by watching ants go about their business in a model of a real farm. Can ants, the supreme self-managers of nature, provide any lessons for the scalability of…