Change is Really Hard. Really.

Change is Really Hard. Really.

For organizations and the people within them to become more self-managing, most organizations must change.  These changes may include flattened hierarchies, distributed decision-making, empowerment programs and the like.  But as noted by Blanchard researchers Pat Zigarmi and Judd Hoekstra, as many as 70% of change efforts fail to achieve their purpose—an overwhelming number. As the…

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