Yota: Making Difference Culture

Yota: Making Difference Culture

In the spring of 2011, Yota Sales & Distribution Director Viktor Sizov and his HR Business Partner Evgeniya Fastova are ensconced in their Moscow office contemplating the future of the company. They faced a daunting challenge: how to deliver solid business results in the ultra-competitive, high-growth business of Russian mobile telecom while adhering to company…

Interview with Rick Lewis: Author, Speaker, Juggler, Mime

Interview with Rick Lewis: Author, Speaker, Juggler, Mime

Doug Kirkpatrick:            Well, Rick, I wanted to ask you some questions for our self-management newsletter Synaptein. It comes out twice a year. We always love to do interviews like this with like-minded people because it’s fascinating to find out how people find us and interact with self-management and what their stories are. So I appreciate…

RAC ‘Em Up! Psychology Provides a Powerful Key to Successful Communication

RAC ‘Em Up! Psychology Provides a Powerful Key to Successful Communication

A self-managed work environment demands free and open communication.  When individuals need help from others, communication is request-not-command, since people in such a workplace only manage themselves, not others.  For a request to be effective, it stands to reason that the request should be delivered in a respectful manner designed to elicit a positive response….

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…