Interviews

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…

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…

Leaving Ireland: Brainpark Founder Mark Dowds on Connection, Transparency and Fifty-Mile Runs

Leaving Ireland: Brainpark Founder Mark Dowds on Connection, Transparency and Fifty-Mile Runs

I interviewed tech entrepreneur Mark Dowds at the headquarters of his company, Brainpark. Brainpark, a Bay Area software company, specializes in bringing people (and resources) together around pertinent, real-time information, thereby dissolving organizational silos and paving the way for lofty performance. Mark sat down to tell us the story behind Brainpark, where he serves as…

Painting the World Blue, One Company at a Time

Painting the World Blue, One Company at a Time

Interview with Traci Fenton, Founder and CEO of WorldBlu, on Organizational Freedom, Democracy and Knowing How to Do Calculus Doug Kirkpatrick recently interviewed Traci Fenton, Founder and CEO of WorldBlu, whose goal is to see one billion people working in free and democratic companies by the year 2050.  Traci Fenton:  Hello, this is Traci and…

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…