Reflecting on a Career – A Manager of Managers
Playing football has taught me a lot beyond the pitch. It has provided me a framework by which to assemble a team, lead a group of players, deal with adversity, and win. Sir Alex Ferguson, in particular, is a manager, leader, coach, and visionary who inspires my approach to building organizations. He recently completed 25 […]
Reflecting on Questions: Are you a Professional?
As the year wraps up, I have been taking time to relax, reflect, and plan for 2012. I have been always intrigued by the questions we ask ourselves when we reflect. Questions, and our ability to engaging in the questioning process, both introspectively and with others, is critical for the development of our cognitive, emotional, […]
On Questioning Questions in Organizations
Reflect on how much of your day is spent asking questions and answering questions. How many questions do you ask a day, what kinds of questions do you ask, and why do you ask the questions you do. Try having a conversation with a colleague, or a friend, without asking questions, how long might you […]
Rewards for Idea Generation and Mobilization: Good/Bad Idea?
A question that I often get from managers and senior executives is should the organization provide rewards to encourage idea generation and mobilization? I have seen a wide array of tactics deployed to encourage idea generation and mobilization. In my forthcoming book, Intrapreneurship, I explore how leading organizations foster entrepreneurship by employees by enabling them to leverage […]
On Questioning: Question Everything
A nice video that captures the rationale for a focus on questioning. Questioning is necessary for scientific inquiry and breakthroughs. Questioning is also essential for us to build viable business organizations that can innovate, be resilient, and leverage human potential.