Nobody wants to lead a bureaucratic mess of an organization. How do you know when you are slouching toward bureaucracy and what can you do about it? Here are six symptoms and a few ways to combat this soul-crushing evil. Symptom #1: Tooth to Tail Ratio Slips This refers to the number of people executing . . . read more
This month we are presenting an in-depth look at the opposite side of leadership — i.e. followership. In this book Hamlin shares from his own experience how one can succeed as a follower by effectively serving in the second-rank.
by Ted Esler Institutionalization is a process that affects all organizations as they grow. It doesn’t matter if it’s a church, a business or a missionary agency: the forces of institutionalization work to change the culture and approach of the organization (I am going to use the word “organization” here loosely – to refer to . . . read more
By Ted Esler, PhD Sometimes you need to accomplish a job and you can’t do it with the usual list of suspects. These are tasks that require artistry and sophistication, not just brute managerial force. Such was the case a few years ago when I was tasked with creating a video resource that would communicate . . . read more
This book, like most of Lencioni’s books, is written in two parts, the first being a business parable and the second is the unpacking of the ideas in the story. The ideal team player is described as somebody who is smart, humble and hungry.
An interview with Marcus Warner, author of Rare Leadership: 4 Uncommon Habits For Increasing Trust, Joy, and Engagement in the People You Lead
This is a book which describes the transformation that the US military undertook in the initial years of the War on Terror. The US military had grown out of an era where efficiencies created a massive organization capable of bringing great force to bear in fairly predictable war scenarios.
Duhigg is the author of the best selling book, The Power of Habit, and writes Smarter, Faster, Better in the same story and research format. This book is divided into eight discreet chapters. While there is some overlap, one could read each chapter as a standalone treatment of the topic it addresses.
Missio Nexus’ leadership thoughtfully summarize books, giving you the Leader’s Edge to help inform, stimulate and provoke profitable discussion. Summary This book is a study of how people come up with original ideas, companies, inventions and movements. It discusses who is most likely to be original (and why), what sort of activities lead to originality, . . . read more
Missio Nexus’ leadership thoughtfully summarize books, giving you the Leader’s Edge to help inform, stimulate and provoke profitable discussion. Summary Most everybody lives and works within some sort of organization for most of their lives. In this book, Trebesch puts forth a model of organizational culture which covers issues of organizational DNA, culture, structure and . . . read more