One can read sometimes on the almost miraculous impact a leader can have on the team’s or organization’s performance. Of course things are more complex than a simple–and hence wrong–idea that it all depends on … Continue reading Is leader a miracle solution ?
We have already wrote on this blog that military doesn’t have to mean command-and-control and that it started in the 19th century. Yet examples of military organizations with freedom- and responsibility-based environments are still rare. Marines and Special … Continue reading US Navy captain David Marquet liberates his submarine and moves it from the US worst to first
Ricardo Semler is one of the best thinkers among the leaders who built a freedom-based organization. In this 6′ video he takes Kafka’s parables to deliver a powerful message to every leader and every man … Continue reading Ricardo Semler on the door which open opens only for you
With many CEOs running their businesses into bankruptcy by making questionable business decisions and indulging in ego-driven excesses, the CEO of Japan Airlines proves that Americans can learn something from others. Just as Japanese business … Continue reading Japan Airlines CEO has no ego, says CBS (2min 20sec)
People leave managers, not companies January 31, 2012 This is the result of a Wilson Learning research on staff retention, presented in an article on HC Online a couple of years ago. It holds true today … Continue reading Want to keep your people? Liberate them!
If you don’t give a damn about anything, no one will give a damn about you November 30, 2011 FORBES’ has a funny section which uses “visuals to tell stories, jokes, and truths.” Recently the … Continue reading Have a cause –
Leaders of the Free Culture by Isaac Getz AUGUST, 2011 Truman is said to have mused about Eisenhower taking over the president’s office, issuing orders only to discover that nothing gets done in the bureaucratic … Continue reading Isaac’s article in “Leadership Excellence”
Watch Bennis commenting on how to make one’s organization dancing Warren Bennis October 27, 2010 Here is a famous quote by Bennis: “There are two ways of being creative. One can sing and dance. Or … Continue reading Warren Bennis on how leaders can be creative
Command-and control Bob Knight against liberating leader John Wooden Bob Knight published in WSJ (APRIL 2, 2011) his “Coach’s Guide to the Final Four” which has following tips: At all those tournaments and more, I … Continue reading How to win the NCAA Final Four — continuously
“Why” businesses and “How” businesses — again We attribute our discovery of the importance of asking “Why” (and not “How”) for building a great business to our encounter in 2005 with Jean-François Zobrist. In 2009 … Continue reading TEDx Talk on the importance of “Why” (and not of “How”)