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The Anthropology of Work

Leadership

‘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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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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What Would You Say You Do Here?

      Over the past decade, Roger Martin has written prolifically about how the principles and methods of design thinking(DT) are transforming the way some companies are being managed.  Key among the insights from DT is the simple yet challenging observation that in today’s high-performance firms, top talent is[…]

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What is Leadership Today?

Today my new book- The Fifth Age of Work– has finally arrived.  In the book I outline the various points of convergence between the growing world of freelancers and small businesses, on the one hand, and a rapidly transforming corporate world, on the other.  For firms interested in thriving in[…]

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Is Your Company Y-Positive?

Is your company Y-Positive?  If you can answer yes to at least 4 of the following 10 questions, it might be… 1. Does your company have collaborative spaces on campus where employees can work in groups (outside the cubicles)? 2. Are employees allowed to work some or all of the[…]

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The Four Hour Leader

Over the course of the past several years, Tim Ferriss has successfully cultivated a personal brand around the idea of the Four Hour Work Week.  His thesis, that it is entirely possible for people to create whole and complete lives by fundamentally rethinking how they use their time and what[…]

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