If you want to change your corporate culture or core values for the better you are likely to cause more harm than good. Although common wisdom and mainstream management advice suggests that an organizational culture is an object at our disposal, our daily experience should teach us what solid social science has known for decades:… Read more »Read more
"I am free"
Today, Mark can confidently make that claim. He leads a fulfilling life that works for him and his interests. His life isn’t free of conventions but free of the destructive ones.
As an expert on organisational design and leadership, many of his publications help you navigate through the thicket of leadership advice. But it doesn’t stop there. Mark has a tendency to take an unconventional stance on many areas of work and life. If you follow him closely you might learn about the benefit of him jumping in freezing cold plunge pools, avoiding financial dependency or drinking coffee accompanied by coconut oil and butter.
There is a tone of advice out there on how to run effective meetings. Rarely though, does anyone ask what makes meetings so ineffective and even more importantly, why there is such a demand for meetings in the first place. This episode shows you how to tackle the problem by its root. Article by… Read more »Read more
When employees seem unaligned, mainstream management advice calls for over-communication. However, most often disalignment is an optical illusion. My points to a better place to start looking for solutions. Story #2 of this episode addresses mental health at work and makes a case for less intervention and explains why encroaching on employee’s privacy can have… Read more »Read more
Why are bosses toxic in the first place? What makes them bad? And how can we change it? In this episode Mark proposes an unconventional but effective perspective. He also looks at the connection between their behaviour and bureaucracy at work. Article by Gary Hamel and Michele Zanini from story #1: https://hbr.org/2017/08/what-we-learned-about-bureaucracy-from-7000-hbr-readers?registration=success Article by Shawn… Read more »Read more