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Jason- Glad that you liked the HBR article about Morning Star, a company which has successfully removed management as we know it. I think that the Morning Star story might be worth further consideration here at some point, there is a lot of interesting things in that article. I think that my suggestion of improving work by doing away with management (borrowed from the HBR article) and your suggestion regarding […]

Jason- I think we are having a hard time agreeing on what we are disagreeing on regarding talent, so I think that it is time to move on.  I know we have some gigs coming up where we are going to be speaking about social capital so it might be time to turn our attention there. But before we do that, I have a little venting to do. I recently […]

Jason- I do not think that I am up to the challenge. I was never trying to drive a semantic debate regarding talent.  My point was that I continue to encounter people and speakers and authors ranting and raving about the importance of talent that cannot actually define it in a way that makes any real sense or is actionable.  The same is true of organizational culture, engagement, innovation and […]

Okay man. I think we both define talent differently and that is not likely to change in our going back and forth here.  And that’s cool.  Part of the truth here is that talent is an intangible.  It cannot be plugged nicely and neatly into a spreadsheet or a flowchart or a shiny new Twitter app…try as we might.  I would suggest that this is actually true of all of […]

I tend to be a little bit backwards. If people are scratchy about any part of our brand it is generally around the whole “anarchy” thing.  Anarchy seems to be threatening or at least confusing to some folks, especially HR folks.  Being backwards…anarchy makes complete sense to me, but I struggle with the idea of talent.  One of the reasons that I have not brought much to this blog lately […]