Tag: organizational culture

Book Review: Scaling Up Excellence By Bob Sutton And Huggy Rao

February 3, 2014 0 Comments
Book Review: Scaling Up Excellence By Bob Sutton And Huggy Rao

I’m a huge fan of Bob Sutton’s evidence-based management body of work. I think his new book with Huggy Rao might be his best book yet. I certainly believe that Scaling Up Excellence: Getting To More Without Settling For Less is one of the best evidence-based management books I’ve ever read. I got my review [...]

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Above The Code

September 26, 2012 2 Comments
Above The Code

Conduct: a mode or standard of personal behavior especially as based on moral principles (Merriam Webster Online) Organizations establish codes of conduct to help their members understand the types of behaviors that both advance and obstruct the organization’s purposeful productivity. Any organization that does not develop, disseminate, support, and enforce a simple code of conduct [...]

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The Purpose of Assuming Full Responsibility

September 19, 2012 7 Comments
The Purpose of Assuming Full Responsibility

I’m a huge fan of purpose; I think it is the missing element in most organizations. One of my favorite statements of purpose is this one from the University of Texas: Transform lives for the benefit of society I love that. I believe we should all be working to improve our society, and I believe [...]

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Leadership Embraces Reality

March 29, 2012 2 Comments
Leadership Embraces Reality

I just finished reading Harry G. Frankfurt’s little book On Truth, the follow-up to his book On Bullshit. I’m hesitant to admit that I enjoyed Frankfurt’s bullshit more than his truth; nevertheless, it’s still a great book. Frankfurt’s main point is that because the truth is grounded in objective reality, we need to care about [...]

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