Culture Game(changer)

Culture Game(changer)

With The Culture Game: Tools for the Agile Manager, Daniel Mezick has given organizations a high-performance set of not-so-secret success formulas. His writing is crisp, cogent and to the point. Best example: his riposte to people that check e-mail in meetings is “Give me a break”. Best of all, the advice is fully actionable. Right…

Agile CULTUREcon 2012: Philadelphia to Boston on the Leadership Bus

Agile CULTUREcon 2012: Philadelphia to Boston on the Leadership Bus

Took a bus ride on September 13-16, 2012 with Daniel Mezick, Kennan Salinero, Traci Fenton and dozens of other thought leaders to Philadelphia and Boston where we exchanged ideas about the future of work… In Boston, I helped lead an Open Space session on organizational self-management.

Does Power Corrupt? Science Says: Yes

Does Power Corrupt? Science Says: Yes

Lord Acton, in an 1887 letter to Bishop Mandell Creighton, famously stated that: “power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.”  It turns out that Acton’s observation was truer than he could possibly have known at the time. Dr. Ian Robertson has discovered that there is a biological basis to the addiction of power….

Extracting Cultural DNA

Extracting Cultural DNA

The study of cultural anthropology has been around over one hundred years. The study of organizational culture has been around less than half as long—strongly driven by researcher, author, and MIT Professor of Management Emeritus Edgar H. Schein. Schein describes the essence of organizational culture as the learned, shared, tacit assumptions on which people base…