It's time to reinvent management. You can help.

MIX Maverick Daniel Pink talks about the importance of listening to your own voice and getting a better sense of what you're truly good at, as well as surrounding yourself with people who share your values and perspective.

MIX Maverick Lynda Gratton sees a future where more and more talented people will choose not to be part of a large company, but will want to work as micro-entrepreneurs in an ecosystem around large organizations.

Gary Hamel talks with Charlene Li about the values of authority and influence in organizations that are considered to be leading management innovators.

Author and MIX Maverick Dan Pink debunks "empowerment" and "flexibility" as simply new forms of control—and makes a case for true autonomy as the ruling ethos for organizations.

What leader today doesn't want more innovation? Yet, producing more (of anything) inside an organization generally leads to more process, which smothers individual creativity and all-too-often kills organizational innovation. Innovation isn't about structuring a process to lead to an outcome so much as it's about creating space—both elbow room, the space to roam free of bureaucratic rules and red tape, and head room, the freedom to see differently, think wildly, and aim higher. The leaders who generate more creative energy and innovation are always wrestling with the question: How do we design in more slack? Or, how do we cultivate an environment and support work that enlists people as drivers of their own destiny and inventors of the company's future?
Blog by Polly LaBarre on March 21, 2012
Every new employee at Red Hat quickly learns about memo-list, one of the most visible elements of the Red Hat culture.
Story by DeLisa Alexander on August 24, 2011
My experience as a manager – and in particular, as the leader of a company – has been shaped by two quotes that have helped frame my thinking about that role. One is from Harold Geneen, who oversaw the growth of ITT into the first modern conglomerate: “The skill of management is achieving your...
Blog by Tim O'Reilly on November 23, 2010
If organizations are going to evolve from the hierarchical, command-and-control structure that has dominated over the past century to a new model where trust, transparency and meritocracy are guiding principles, they're going to need to change the way they develop leaders. To gain some insight into how the leadership development process is adapting to the challenge of creating leaders who are inclusive, progressive, and able to look beyond their organization for great ideas, we turned to the MIX community. With our partners at HCI, the Human Capital Institute , we sponsored the HCI Human Capital M-Prize on Leadership , and we asked you to share your stories on leadership development.
Blog by David Sims on February 1, 2012
Organizations that thrive over the long run, in good times and bad, pay explicit attention to all these issues. Three of them, though, seem particularly crucial as we think about new challenges confronting us today.
Blog by Gary Hamel on October 11, 2011

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