06/21/12

The Future of Management By Gary Hamel Chapters 4 – 6

Chapter 4: Creating a Community of Purpose What are the key points for this chapter? This chapter describes the unorthodox management style of Whole Foods Market. The chapter begins with a brief history of the company and continues by describing the sense of community that exists among all employees due to the autonomy, responsibility, accountability and transparence that is so prevalent throughout the organization. What did I learn? Whole Foods Market is unique in the supermarket business Read more [...]
06/18/12

The Leadership Challenge Chapters 1 & 2

Chapter 1: The Five Practices f Exemplary Leadership What are the key points for this chapter? This chapter explains the abundance of leadership opportunities in the world around us. The chapter also describes the need for a clear set of values that a leader must posses in order to guide his or her daily decisions and actions. In order for this to work in an organization, these values have to be shared by the leader and his or her constituents. What did I learn? From this chapter I learned Read more [...]
06/15/12

If by Rudyard Kipling

If you can keep your head when all about you Are losing theirs and blaming it on you; If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you, But make allowance for their doubting too: If you can wait and not be tired by waiting, Or, being lied about, don't deal in lies, Or being hated don't give way to hating, And yet don't look too good, nor talk too wise; If you can dream---and not make dreams your master; If you can think---and not make thoughts your aim, If you can meet with Triumph and Read more [...]
06/14/12

“Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing
and rightdoing there is a field.
I’ll meet you there.

When the soul lies down in that grass
the world is too full to talk about.”
― Rumi