Co-founder and Principal, ONTOSglobal Cognitive Science Disrupts Culture, Part II (The second of a two part article. Part I is here). Former Yahoo CEO and Google executive Marisa Mayer was quoted recently in the New York Times as saying she joined Google “for the culture”,and that cultures once they reach 1000 people become “self reinforcing”. … Read More.
Co-founder and Principal, ONTOS global My last post on this topic described our approach to creating transformational learning environments (Transformational Leadership Development? What Makes it So?). I introduced the idea that when leaders want the organization to transform, they are actually seeking its people to transform. I discussed some key elements including the need to engage each … Read More.
"The extent to which differences can by productively utilized depends on the amount of information exchange that actually happens. And interestingly, people more naturally share information they already have in common, but instead, people must hear from others about information they don’t have access to." ... Read more
The topic of trust is one of those multi-pronged topics like “diversity”, “emotional intelligence” or “leadership” whereby the method of learning must match as closely as possible to a real life experience. ... Read more
Today we received these business tips in our inbox from Harvard Business School Management. We like them, but have added some caveats at the bottom of this post. “New team leaders often skip over the basics of team building in a rush to start achieving goals. But your actions in the first few weeks and … Read More.
We all know we have our biases about other people, but often not to what extent. We talk about this most often when discussing who is hired, who is promoted, who is most listened to, and how we make our daily decisions. Harvard University has a set of quick tests online that are open for … Read More.
The kind of conversations that ensue depend on who is doing the talking and who is doing the listening: whether the member is in the “majority” or the “minority”. ... Read more
The extent to which differences can by productively utilized depends on the amount of information exchange that actually happens. People more naturally share information they already have in common, but this is not the end game. Instead, people must hear from others about information they don’t have access to. ... Read more
We were facilitating an offsite this month for a new global team and soliciting the group for norms they would like to establish when working together. “Curiosity,” said one. A conversation ensued about the importance of seeking to understand each other and withholding judgment. It was a wise add. Adding curiosity as a behavioral norm … Read More.