Category: Leadership Systems

Capturing the Full Human Capacity of the Workforce

Human beings have some astonishing capabilities. Just imagine, every time a DNA molecule splits, 2 billion digits of code is replicated and this happens 3 billion times a day. Yet every day, these amazing creatures are treated as simple units of production like interchangeable parts. . It was an astounding admission from an institution of…

Making Workforce Engagement Strategic

53% Of the workforce is nonengaged. 13% Is actively sabotaging their workplace. 51% Of the workforce is actively looking for a new job. Gallup also reports that 70% of employee engagement can be attributed to the manager. Yet nationally, we spend an estimated $50 Billion on developing better leaders and managers. Still, as Jeffrey Pfeffer…

When Core Values Drive the System of Leadership

I spoke with Gerald Midgley, Professor of Systems Thinking at the Centre for Systems Studies, Business School, University of Hull, UK. He had given me the honor of reviewing my book, Leveraging the Genetics of Leadership. One of his first questions was this, “how does your model of a leadership system account for organizational values?”…

Time to Destroy Followership!

I recently attended a conference where one of the speakers spoke glowingly about the need to develop “followership” within the workforce. Her logic was impeccable. Give the workforce reasons to come to work and enjoy being followers. I wanted to scream. The very idea of “followership” is demeaning and outdated. It has its roots in…

Dawn of the Leadership System

It is time to think about love in the same breath with leadership. It is word we don’t use too often, especially in a fast passed technology driven, competitive market. Yet when leaders of world class organizations speak of love, it is time we start paying attention.