Entries Tagged as 'Consciousness'
August 6th, 2012 · 1 Comment
We all need help sometimes. We need ideas and help clarifying them. We need help straightening out ideas about ourselves and the world and help living up to our potential as full human beings. So do organizations. Many of us do more than our job at work, seeking to improve the ability and outcomes of [...]
August 13th, 2011 · No Comments
Cindy Esposito, COO and Co-Founder of 3BL Media, posed a great question at Justmeans group on LinkedIn. Can Innovation Lead Us to Growth (and Happiness) Without Consumption? My response: Actually, we need to redefine growth. There are three forms in living systems. The first is expansion, growth that cannot continue throughout a whole life without dire [...]
July 25th, 2011 · No Comments
Feedback is very popular in organizations. People think it helps people improve and perform better. The opposite is true and it also diminishes innovation and power to act as responsible citizen. There are much better ways achieve these ends.
July 21st, 2011 · 1 Comment
Why feedback in all it forms promotes irresponsibility in an organization and undermines creating The Responsible Business
July 18th, 2011 · No Comments
Part of a series of six reflections on the impact of feedback processes, including 360º feedback on Responsibility behavior. It is based on six premises about human nature that are not well understood
July 13th, 2011 · 2 Comments
Providing feedback to peers, subordinates, and even superiors—particularly the 360 Degree view of performance appraisal—became popular as scientists and engineers began to understand how cybernetic systems work in computer applications. The creators of these artificial intelligence systems discovered that feedback loops are critical for correcting and adjusting the performance of control mechanisms, such as thermostats [...]
May 9th, 2011 · No Comments
A much better ways for manager’s to work with motivation than recognition programs. And manager’s and workers like it much better and it works.
February 25th, 2011 · 2 Comments
This morning I read Margaret Heffernan’s post on BNET blog and almost cried. I just spent four days at the Apple Store in Lynnwood, WA getting my new MacBook Air and solving a few problems with Mobile Mac. It was a magnificent experience. I felt completely cared for and as if I was in the midst [...]
February 11th, 2011 · No Comments
On Monday we looked at building intrinsic capability to live a more meaningful and fulfilling life. On Wednesday I offered an overview of one great thinker’s suggestion for doing such capability building. Matthew E. May wrote a wonderful fable based on the Zen practice of shibumi principles. He kindly agreed to answer a few questions here—some [...]
February 9th, 2011 · 2 Comments
On Monday the Responsible Business looked at the Egyptian protests from the tendency of many leaders to blame others for shortfalls that happen on their watch. I proposed that this was less an example of scapegoating than lack of capability to think systemically and read emerging patterns correctly. A significant contributor to this blame game is [...]