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The Anthropology of Work

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The Community ‘Moment’

The ‘Community Moment’   Some thirty years ago corporate managers and management consultants acknowledged that the “soft stuff” matters in the performance of firms.  Values, beliefs, relationships, communication, trust, citizenship behaviors, leadership and engagement define company culture and can often make or break company success.  Just look at Enron, whose[…]

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The Real Artisan Economy

Earlier today we visited several working studios in Arroyo Seco, NM, in between the town of Taos and Taos Ski Valley.  Within this smallest of hamlets, there are numerous working potters, weavers, and craft brewers who are making a living working directly with their hands.  Over the past several years[…]

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Walking the Talk

  As I continue to make the effort to extend the culture of coworking to the broader world, I sometimes lose sight of the core values that have driven the success of the movement thus far.  I get caught up in the sale. In its earliest iteration, the impulse behind[…]

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New Work City Rocks!

Last week I had the pleasure of joining a discussion, centered on the Fifth Age of Work, at New Work City.  While it’s always nice to talk about the future of work and promote my book, what I really got out of the visit was being at NWC and learning[…]

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‘Leading the Generations’ & More…

Thanks go out to Texas CEO Magazine for running my article, “Leading the Generations,” in their Jan/Feb. issue.  Also, Sharon Shinn of BizEd Magazine wrote an insightful review of The Fifth Age of Work in the Bookshelf section of their current issue. I appreciate that as well. Finally, thanks to[…]

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The Leadership Self

In his book, Modernity and Self Identity, Anthony Giddens explores the various ways that individuals maintain a cohesive sense of self in a post-modern world.  The collapse/disappearance of traditional cultural systems all around us creates uncertainty and anxiety, within which we have fewer and fewer reliable islands where we can[…]

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Corporate Coworking

High performing firms today have several things in common.  First, they often operate in markets that are exciting, in industries where innovation is happening and work is challenging.  Secondly, they are led by inspiring leaders who not only are honest and trustworthy, but who are also able to articulate why[…]

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Leadership For Innovation

Last week I wrote a piece expressing my frustration with the scale of excuse-making that prevails across the corporate landscape.  As I indicated, this is not just my frustration, but also that of leading consultants and business school professors.  However, as I will set out in 2014 to demonstrate with[…]

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