From Fast Company: The country is more polarized than it's been in decades—and Cook knows that means his 76,000 U.S. Apple employees are likely polarized, too. While many are likely still in shock at the election results, Cook wrote an email to Apple employees reminding them that "the only way to move forward is to move forward together," reports BuzzFeed. Here's the email in full:
From FastCompany: Working to create change inside a company — or being a "systempreneur" working to change an entire system — can be just as valuable to society and the economy as charting your own course.
From Jonathan Byrnes at ChangeThis: When I talk to former students, clients, and executives, I’ve found that their biggest concern is being effective—going beyond conceiving great new things and actually driving them into practice. I’ve also seen that most people make two big mistakes when they think about change:
- They fail to realize that managing change requires a really different process from day-to-day management, not harder but very different.
- They approach change in a one-size-fits-all way.
Successful change, being effective, involves three things: structuring change, managing change and leading change. I call this The Golden Triangle of Change."
From Interaction Associates: By recognizing the signs of turmoil in yourself and others, you may be able to step back to think and act more pro-actively and strategically.
Management methods, models and theories
Corporate courage has faltered in the wake of September 11, 2001, and the dot-com crash. Management expert Margaret Wheatley says that leaders must face reality — and maybe abandon e-mail.
“Something interesting happened, let’s see which options we have as a result of this change.”
From anecdote: MSC is a simple process for helping senior decision-makers develop a gut feel for what an initiative has achieved.