The growing alternatives to hierarchy are not necessarily the same as the end of management.  Management can certainly play a role in networked structures of independent teams. But the nature of the job changes to enable work and not control people. One of the more interesting discussions in this area of the …

Too many job seekers do not accurately interpret the intent of this networking journey, what it takes to get your network to help you find a job. As a result, social media is often misused in a manner that doesn’t only help your job seeking process, but might also hurt …

Leaders create futures. If you’re a leader, you are used to painting the picture of the future for the organization, and you know that organization will shift and change to get there. But once in a while something in this pattern breaks down and the “how” the organization moves towards …

Most of the time we think in terms of big systems: organizations, managers, workers, processes. But once in a while a conversation comes along and brings it down to the very personal level, the you and me. That’s when you get that the system is you. One of my managers …

Many of us live day by day unconsciously moving through our lives and our career. It doesn’t matter if change comes in six months, two years, or even five. If you’ve got somewhere around 20 years of work experience behind you, you should be asking yourself what you want to …

I received my first laptop over two decades ago, when my eldest was born. My workplace wanted to help me balance work-life, so I won’t need to stay late at the office, so that I could also work from home. Mobility was a great new tool to help manage the …

Prior generations lived in a physical world, one which expanded over time, but still a physical world. The generations growing up today need to live in both a physical and a digital world at the same time. Live, communicate, work. And they must develop skills to be successful in both. …

The debate we saw this week stresses the importance of understanding that the world of work, the one where we were told what to do and in turn could depend we’ll be taken care of, that world is over. So if you’re looking for a job similar in terms and …

The hierarchical org structure, the one most of us work in, is a result of world of work where workers were labor and managers told them what to do. Now is a perfect time for a new paradigm for management, a new way to organize and lead organizations. How should …

The paradox of lifetime learning – we are told it is important, but we are not measured on learning, we are measured on what we know and what we do with that knowledge. It takes discipline to put aside time & resources for lifetime learning, knowing that without it we will not really be able …