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….
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…
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.
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….