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The Inner Game of Work: Building Capability in the Workplace

“What would be more interesting to you,” I ask an audience of executives, “engaging in a dialogue on learning how to coach or one …

Is There More to Corporations than Maximizing Profits?

The sole purpose of a corporation is to maximize return on investment to shareholders.” That is the raison d’etre for most organizations — and …

Connecting Learning with Earning

If you look at the data from your last physical, you will most likely see standard diagnostic tests such as EKG, Blood Pressure, and …

Using “Growth and Underinvestment” for Capital Planning

The book The Day the Universe Changed tells of a man who once commented to the philosopher Wittgenstein that medieval Europeans must have been …

Growth and Underinvestment: Is Your Company Playing with a Wooden Racket?

Do you recall the first time you picked up a tennis racket? Perhaps it was an old wooden racket you found in your garage, or …

How Do You Know If Your Organization Is Learning?

Over the past year, since the publication of The Fifth Discipline, there has been a lot of activity and inquiry around the topic of how …

Accountability Leadership

What comes to mind when you hear the word “accountability”? If it is something along the lines of “who gets the blame,” “being called …

Confronting the Tension Between Learning and Performance

Few readers would disagree with the suggestion that those who develop and exercise a greater capacity to learn are likely to outperform those less …

Changing Organizational Culture from a Liability to an Asset

In a commentary on the OP-Ed page of the New York Times entitled “Failure Is Always an Option” (August 2003), Henry Petroski, a civil …

Giving Up Your Soul Is Bad Business

During tough times, companies— and the people in them—tend to give up their souls. Workers put aside who they truly are, what they most …