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…

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