Transparency

The Transparency Ditch

Transparency is easy when it’s all going really well.  Everyone’s eager to share, share, share and be open and excited about working together in a jumble of harmonious zeal. Until something goes wrong.  Someone is offended.  Someone doesn’t agree.  Someone feels slighted. That’s when transparency takes a back seat to […]

Show your Work!

Today’s fast-paced, complex environments require a new approach to communicating and knowledge-sharing.  Old ways of electronic communications, such as e-mail (you do know that’s what the “e” stands for, yes?), simply pave over the cowpaths of existing hierarchical chains of command.  Email preserves everything bad about the industrial age including […]

Orange is the New Black (Death)

Once in a while, a book comes along that validates everything you’ve come to believe about a specific topic or trend.  Frederic Laloux’s new book, “Reinventing Organizations” did that for me in a way nothing else has over the past seven years I’ve been focused on applying the principles of […]