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“You don’t fix culture with process.”

— David J Bland (@davidjbland) April 9, 2015

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Does brainstorning encourage laziness?

A provocation from HBR… One reason why brainstorming meetings are a waste of time: social loafing http://t.co/Y3509np4IU pic.twitter.com/FLfdkOHRA3 — Harvard Biz Review (@HarvardBiz) March 27, 2015 but I agree with this user…it all depends on how you design your group session @HarvardBiz Not a waste of time if you use a brainstorming framework & formal […]

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SBS Insights talks leadership with leaders

SBS TV’s Insight delivered a great panel on leadership. My takeaways captured in favourite tweets here. On purpose and direction and style On knowing it all Titles, signs of respect and cultural context It’s lonely at the top I captured this quote: And lastly a tweet by @DavidReid1 (thank you Wayback machine) commented “If you […]

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Principles in action – Cut the crap!

I am rather impressed as I’m working away in an open office environment, when I hear colleagues cite our company principles. And I should add they are cited sincerely, are being used to think about behaviour — not being used  ironically. I was reminded though of perhaps the most candid and abrupt corporate principle ever […]

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“I will only hire someone to work directly for me if I would work for that person.”

“… It’s a pretty good test and I think this rule has served me well.” — Mark Zuckerberg From a Q & A session at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, read more at: www.news.com.au/finance/work/facebook-ceo-mark-zuckerberg-reveals-the-secret-to-getting-hired-by-him/story-e6frfm9r-1227249395211

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Go read the 5 Myths of Great Workplaces

Is there a downside to everyone being happy at work? Is conflict good or bad? Does hiring for cultural fit produce group think? A great summary over at HBR of what to consider if your goal is to foster a critically engaged team. “… task conflicts produce better decisions and stronger financial outcomes. … Healthy debate […]