• The Law of The Umbrella

    Written by: Ted Coiné | January 2, 2012

    A lot of my focus on this blog is advice for CEOs – present and aspiring – on how to transition their firms from 20th-Century organizations to 21st. But the Law of the Umbrella dictates that what is good for the organization as a whole will also work for any team within that org. Leaders: anywhere you […] Read moreRead More»

  • Build A Talent Magnet

    Written by: Ted Coiné | January 2, 2012

    20th-Century Myth: Humans are a Resource. Like any resource, to maximize profits they must be exploited.  The company that manages its human capital most efficiently, most cost-effectively, will be most profitable. It’s simple math. Welcome to automation. Welcome to outsourcing. Welcome to eliminating positions and cramming the ex-employees’ work onto the remaining-employees’ to-do lists. Welcome […] Read moreRead More»

  • 3 Ways Managers Create Meaning

    Written by: Shawn Murphy | January 1, 2012

    How do you help employees pull meaning from their work? Ultimately it’s the employees choice to derive meaning in their work. There needs to be, however, an environment that enables this to occur. You hold much of the responsibility to foster an environment that lets employees apply their strengths to challenging work, act autonomously, and […] Read moreRead More»

  • We Don’t Need to Change the World

    Written by: Shawn Murphy | January 1, 2012

    Leo Tolstoy stopped me in my tracks last week with a powerful reminder about change. He spoke to me, Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself. The nobility imbued into changing the world cannot be something done outside ourselves. No. Changing the world is noble because it begins with […] Read moreRead More»

  • Leadership Oath

    Written by: Shawn Murphy | January 1, 2012

    Our doctors take they Hippocratic Oath swearing to ethically treat their patients, and to follow an ideal conduct as a physician. In a conversation with a client, she casually suggested that leaders should take a Leadership Oath. Ethics and ideal conduct are not limited to physicians and are fitting for leaders. So what follows is […] Read moreRead More»

  • Dear CEO: Who Tells You When Your Baby Is Ugly?

    Written by: Ted Coiné | January 1, 2012

    We leaders have a big, big problem. It’s called information filtering, and every social group does it – family, circle of friends, and certainly staff. The larger a company gets, the more layers of management separate the CEO from the front line staff and customers, the more egregious this can become. We leaders, with our […] Read moreRead More»

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