Five Crucial Competencies of Self-Management

Five Crucial Competencies of Self-Management

While there are many competencies that enable effective self-management (excellent communication skills, solid teamwork, good judgment), there are many other, less obvious competencies that impact one’s ability to navigate and perform at a high level in a self-managed ecosystem.  Here are five candidates for consideration. 1) Taking Initiative.  This characteristic is expressly called for in…

A Talk with the Remarkable Dr. Peter Koestenbaum

A Talk with the Remarkable Dr. Peter Koestenbaum

I recently traveled to the Carmel home of Dr. Peter Koestenbaum, co-author with Peter Block of Freedom and Accountability at Work. Through prior correspondence, Dr. Koestenbaum was familiar with the idea of organizational self-management. Now 85 years young, he still works hard traveling, writing, speaking and consulting with businesses (at the time of the visit…

Absolutely Self-Managed Workers

Absolutely Self-Managed Workers

Thought leader Keith Swenson, Chairman of the Workflow Management Coalition and curator of the Thinking Matters website (and co-author of the book When Thinking Matters in the Workplace), reported on a talk I gave at the Building Business Capability conference in Las Vegas in November, 2013. Here is the link to his report, along with…

Flat Company: A Unique Organizational Perspective

Flat Company: A Unique Organizational Perspective

This white paper describes the following elements of organizational self-management practiced at The Morning Star Company: • Introduction to The Morning Star Company • Morning Star’s Mission and Vision Statement • A brief synopsis of Morning Star’s organizational philosophy • Morning Star Colleague Principles • Description of Steppingstones (KPIs) Author: Doug Kirkpatrick Please download the white…