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Focus the work of management on a higher purpose

"We need companies that feel like movements."

Most companies strive to maximize shareholder wealth—a goal that is inadequate in many respects. As an emotional catalyst, wealth maximization lacks the power to fully mobilize human energies. It’s an insufficient defense when people question the legitimacy of corporate power. And it’s not specific or compelling enough to spur renewal. Individuals need a compelling answer to the question, “What’s worth my life?” And organizations must offer a compelling case for why what they do matters—an original and persuasive blueprint for where their industry could and should be going. Going forward, management practices must focus on the achievement of socially significant and noble goals.

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163 Hacks
12 Barriers

Focus the work of management on a higher purpose

"We need companies that feel like movements."

Most companies strive to maximize shareholder wealth—a goal that is inadequate in many respects. As an emotional catalyst, wealth maximization lacks the power to fully mobilize human energies. It’s an insufficient defense when people question the legitimacy of corporate power. And it’s not specific or compelling enough to spur renewal. Individuals need a compelling answer to the question, “What’s worth my life?” And organizations must offer a compelling case for why what they do matters—an original and persuasive blueprint for where their industry could and should be going. Going forward, management practices must focus on the achievement of socially significant and noble goals.

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When we submitted our  ‘Project 10X’ hack last June as a part of MIX’s ‘Leaders Everywhere Challenge’ we imagined piloting that innovative change strategy within one of Silicon Valley’s
Story by Bill Veltrop on March 23, 2014
Co-Authored By Max Shkud
The Foundation for Technical Education in Iraq wanted a world-class development model for its College CEO's  (Deans).
Story by Tony Nelson on October 18, 2011
When Managers talk of people they actually mean the Knowledge and experience they carry in their heads.
Barrier by Nayantara Prasad on August 20, 2010
It is difficult even to imagine truly dramatic innovation in management until we develop a different concept of the organization.
Hack by Michelle Holliday on January 7, 2011
Knowledge Management may have failed for empowerment and success but its effort is sustained today by the quest for autonomy linked to self-organization and self-drive.
Hack by Raj Kumar on September 28, 2010
It is conversations that shape our experiences. Creativity and the potential for change within organisations lie with 'shadow conversations' and their tension with the legitimate.
Hack by Mireille Jansma on June 19, 2010
A decade apart and a continent away, two stories in dramatically different settings reinforce the idea that “leaders everywhere” is a universally applicable construct.

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