128: How to Shape Culture to Drive Performance | with Lindsay McGregor

Engaging Leader

To find a systematic, data-driven approach to shape culture, former McKinsey consultant Lindsay McGregor and Neel Doshi surveyed over 20,000 workers around the world, analyzed 50 major companies, and conducted scores of experiments before arriving at one major conclusion: Why people work determines how well they work. Most business leaders today realize that a strong organizational culture is critical to success.

0712 | How to Build a High Performing Culture

LDRLB

Need Doshi and Lindsay McGregor are partners in life, work, and writing. Leadership Podcast culture Doshi leadership mcgregor motivationThe are the founders of the consulting firm Vega Factor and authors of Primed to Perform. In this interview, we dive deep into culture, systems, and motivation. We define TOMO and outline how the science of motivation can help build high performing cultures. Listen in iTunes ] [ Listen on Stitcher ].

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The “String” Theory of Systems Management in Schools

Deming Institute

This method of management may well be fueled by Douglas McGregor’s “Theory X” mentality in which a leader has little faith that those they lead are capable of being productive and contributing members of the organization. Contrary to McGregor’s “Theory X,” his “Theory Y” espouses a belief in the capacity and desire of people to be high functioning, contributing members of the organization. Guest post by Dr. Doug Stilwell and Dr. Randy Peters of Drake University*.

EBM: X&Y

LDRLB

Theory X and Theory Y are theories of human motivation created and developed by Douglas McGregor at the MIT Sloan School of Management in the 1960s. McGregor felt that companies followed either one or the other approach. For McGregor, Theory X and Y are not different sides of the same coin. McGregor incorporated Maslow’s hierarchy of needs into his theories. Leadership mcgregor theory x&y

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First Friday Book Synopsis

Bob's blog entries Graham McGregor How the savvy see opportunity - and capitalize on it! By now you should be familiar with Jeffrey Fox and his several bestselling business books, with the most recent being his best…thus far: How to Be a Fierce Competitor: What Winning Companies and Grerat Managers Do in Tough Times (2010). I just received an email alert from his website that includes this offer: You can [.].

The Capitalist Philosophers: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Bob's blog entries A brilliant discussion of thirteen "geniuses of modern business" Abraham Maslow Douglas McGregor Alfred Du Pont Chandler Alfred Sloan and Ideas Andrea Gabor Art Kleiner Chester Barnard Chris Argyris Edgar H.

The Capitalist Philosophers A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Uncategorized A brilliant discussion of thirteen "geniuses of modern business" Abraham Maslow Douglas McGregor Alfred Du Pont Chandler Alfred Sloan and Ideas Andrea Gabor Art Kleiner Chester Barnard Chris Argyris Edgar H.

Review of “Still Surprised: A Memoir of a Life in Leadership” by Warren Bennis

The Practical Leader

The next year (1948) Douglas McGregor (best remembered for The Human Side of Enterprise and its description of leadership approaches Theory X and Theory Y) became Antioch’s president. This began a close mentoring relationship until McGregor’s early and sudden death in 1964. Peter Drucker was often called the father of modern management thinking. Warren Bennis has been described as the father of leadership.

The Unspoken Role of Confidence in Leadership

Great Leadership By Dan

An even better distinction comes in the differences between transactional and transformational leadership – a term brought to prominence by James McGregor Burns in the political sphere and then adopted in business. Guest post from Karen J. Hewitt: Leadership is one of the most regularly used words in the world of business, and arguably one of the most important. But what does it really mean, and is it delivering what it promises in organisations?

Dehumanizing with AI, Automation, and Technical Optimization

The Practical Leader

In 1960, MIT management professor, Douglas McGregor’s book, The Human Side of Enterprise, outlined the opposing motivational approaches of Theory X and Theory Y.

The Three Top Priorities of a Great Church Leader

Joseph Lalonde

Image by David McGregor. Time is a valuable asset. There are not enough hours in the day for a church leader to achieve everything they could do. Some of the things leaders spend their time doing produce a low return while other things produce a tremendous return or benefits. Great church leaders are stewards of their time by concentrating on certain top priorities.

The Impact Of Leaders On Personal Transformation

Tanveer Naseer

The term was coined by James McGregor Burns, the Pulitzer Prize winning author and historian. The following is a guest piece by Bill Treasurer. A lot has been written about Transformational Leadership. In his book “ Leadership ” he talks about the transformational impact that occurs on performance and morale when a leader connects a follower’s sense of identity to the collective identity of the organization.

Endo and Exoskeleton plus natural metaphors for organizational capacity

Mike Cardus

Business metaphors often return to McGregor’s theory x and theory y of manager’s perceptions of workers. The use of metaphors for organization development , capacity building, and change can create multiple paths for you and your team to make decisions and solve problems. Do you see your business as “war”? Then the idea of killing and defeating becomes part of your rhetoric and approach. Do you see your business as “healing”?

Most Popular Management and Leadership Quotes on Our Site in 2016

Curious Cat

” – Douglas McGregor. These were the most popular quotes on the Curious Cat Management and Leadership Quotes web site in 2016 (based on page views). Follow the link on the quote text for the source and more information on the quote. Having no problems is the biggest problem of all. – Taiichi Ohno. Performance appraisal is that occasion when once a year you find out who claims sovereignty over you. – Peter Block. Don’t look with your eyes, look with your feet.

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Finding the Curl in a Disruptive Wave of Change

The Center For Leadership Studies

There was a time when the focus of that distinction was on determining whether a manager had Theory X or Theory Y assumptions about others (Douglas McGregor). I don’t know whether he ever knew it or not, but Warren Bennis was the kind of author that elicited audible reactions from the people (like me) that read what he had to say about leadership.

Book Review: E Pluribus Kinko’s

LDRLB

The second was the chapter “Theory X & Theory Why” a tribute to McGregor that makes the case for hiring self-motivated people so management doesn’t have to supervise. I’ve been playing around a lot with the idea of democracy in organizations (and the feasibility of its extremist cousin, decentralization).

Building a Sustainable Organization Using Deming’s Ideas on Management

Deming Institute

This is in line with many thinkers, teachers and writers on organisations and management including Douglas McGregor, Frederick Herzberg and William Ouchi. The linked to article that aims to provides an overview of the essence of Deming’s approach to management and its continuing relevance to managers: The Model of Sustainable Organisation by Alan Clark. A manager, said Deming, is primarily a manager of People.

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Deming on Management: Psychology

Deming Institute

Human Side of Enterprise by Douglas McGregor. Guest post by John Hunter , author of the Curious Cat Management Improvement Blog (since 2004). This is the second of a series of posts that will provide resources for those interested in particular topics related to W. Edwards Deming’s ideas on management. The first post explored the PDSA cycle. Psychology.

Engaging Culture One Conversation At A Time

Tanveer Naseer

He discerns a similar dialogue at work in Douglas McGregor’s highly influential Theory X (top-down control) and Theory Y (people can be trusted to do their work), viewing these two organizational types not as opposing ideologies but as polarities that express the full spectrum of an organizational culture that is ultimately rooted in the complexity of human nature. The following is a guest post by contributing editor of strategy+business Sally Helgesen.

Deming on Management: Psychology

Deming Institute

Human Side of Enterprise by Douglas McGregor. Guest post by John Hunter , author of the Curious Cat Management Improvement Blog (since 2004). This is the second of a series of posts that will provide resources for those interested in particular topics related to W. Edwards Deming’s ideas on management. The first post explored the PDSA cycle. Psychology.

Most Popular Management and Leadership Quotes on Our Site in 2015

Curious Cat

” – Douglas McGregor. These were the most popular quotes on the Curious Cat Management and Leadership Quotes web site in 2015 (based on page views). Follow the link on the quote text for the source and more information on the quote. Having no problems is the biggest problem of all. – Taiichi Ohno. Managers who don’t know how to measure what they want settle for wanting what they can measure. – Russell Ackoff.

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22 Life Lessons And Quotes From A Story Worth Living

Joseph Lalonde

John and the gang were inspired by Long Way Round with Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman. M any years ago, my life was touched by a special book. That book was Wild At Heart by John Eldredge. The message pulled at my heart. It pulled at my spirit. This book made me believe there was more to life than watching TV, playing video games, and being alone. My life was meant to be a story. That same message is true today.

When Deming Goes to School

Deming Institute

There is a big shift in thinking from thinking that a manager must motivate people to thinking a manager needs to remove the barriers to people’s intrinsic motivation (this of course was explained by Douglas McGregor in 1960 with theory x and theory y thinking in his book The Human Side of Enterprise). Guest post by John Hunter , author of the Curious Cat Management Improvement Blog.

How to Get an Employee to Work Faster

Harvard Business

A slower worker doesn’t just reduce a team’s productivity — he can also hurt his colleagues’ morale, says Lindsay McGregor, the coauthor of Primed to Perform and co-founder of Vega Factor. “Start with assuming positive intent,” says McGregor. “One of the most difficult things for someone to learn in a new role is figuring out what ‘good’ looks like,” says McGregor.

In Case You Missed It: Nelson Mandela on Leadership + Info Graphics on Employee Engagement & Gen Y

leaderCommunicator

What Nelson Mandela Had to Say About Leadership By: Jena McGregor via The Washington Post Nelson Mandela remained in critical condition Monday due to a recurring lung infection for the second day — sobering news about the revered 94-year-old icon who, as Time managing editor Richard Stengel once called him …. Welcome to my weekly round-up of top leadership and communication blog posts.

Unconscious and Underlying Beliefs Undermine Culture Change Efforts

The Practical Leader

In using the pessimism and optimism contrasts of the Range of Reality with executives and managers, we’d often draw parallels with concepts like Douglas McGregor’s well known Theory X and Theory Y leadership models (Theory X beliefs; people are lazy, will rip you off, need to be “snoopervised,&# and must be threatened and coerced. Culture change continues to be a hot topic because it’s vital to successfully implementing change and improvement efforts.

leadership and management models download- page 2a

Rapid BI

McGregor Theory X Y. Leadership and Management Models Download PowerPoint Slides – page 2a. At RapidBI we use many management and leadership models and through the process of using them we have developed a library of 100?s. These pages have proved so popular that we now offer unbranded PowerPoint slides for you to download and use. Please note many of the models on the slides are copyright – please use appropriately. Go back to page 1 of the models.

14 Leadership Studies – Quick Overview of Leadership

CO2

It has been the subject of countless books, articles, and academic investigations from the 1980s up to the present day, including a seminal work on the theory by James McGregor Burns in 1978. 14 Fascinating Theories from Leadership Studies. Posted on Tuesday April 10, 2012by Staff Writers at BestCollegesOnline.com. If you’ve never delved into the field of leadership studies as a businessperson or college student , you really should.

What Circuit City Learned About Valuing Employees

Harvard Business Review

In 1960, 11 years after he founded the company that became Circuit City, my father Sam Wurtzel was reading a book he couldn't put down: The Human Side of Enterprise , by MIT professor Douglas McGregor. McGregor had been writing on the topic for years — including in this 1957 article (restrospective commentary from 1972) on performance appraisals in HBR — and Sam was captivated by his ideas. The next morning, he called McGregor's office and asked for a meeting with him.

Morning Advantage: How Tide Detergent Became a Drug Currency

Harvard Business Review

You've probably heard that President Obama is getting flak for surrounding himself with a bevy of male advisers as he begins his second term, and Jena McGregor agrees that there's a diversity problem in the president's inner circle — but not just because of gender. McGregor argues that Obama needs to include "unconventional voices" on his team as well. Shoplifting is big business, and it costs retailers billions of dollars in profit each year.

Warren Bennis, Leadership Pioneer

Harvard Business Review

Warren credited various influences, including Douglas McGregor, whose exposition of Theory X versus Theory Y famously opened managers’ eyes to better ways of managing people. McGregor was president of Antioch College when Warren arrived there fresh from World War II, highly attuned to the dynamics between leaders and those who depend upon them. The sad news came over the weekend that Warren Bennis has died. For us at HBR it is the loss of a long-time author and friend.

Mary Barra Brings Teaming to General Motors

Harvard Business Review

Then-president of UAW Local 22 at the plant, George McGregor said Barra was “a people person, great to work with.” When you find yourself thinking about old-fashioned, out-of-touch, hierarchical, siloed organizations, General Motors quickly comes to mind.

The Internet Is Finally Forcing Management to Care About People

Harvard Business Review

It includes Mary Parker Follett (1920s), Elton Mayo and Chester Barnard (1930s), Abraham Maslow (1940s), Douglas McGregor (1960s), Peter Drucker (1970s), Peters and Waterman (1980s), Katzenbach and Smith (1990s), and Gary Hamel (2000s). The humanist strand of management thinking that celebrates teams and collaboration through respect for customers and workers as human beings has a long and distinguished history.

Steve Jobs and The Bobby Knight School of Leadership

Harvard Business Review

It is the very opposite of the supportive and nurturing Theory Y management pioneered by MIT's Douglas McGregor over a half century ago. I believe that Steve Jobs was among the best CEOs of this generation because he created entirely new categories six times in a decade, and built the largest company market cap ever. Yet two recent and excellent books ( Inside Apple , by Adam Lashinsky and Steve Jobs by Walter Issacson) describe a management style that was disturbingly harsh.

Management’s Three Eras: A Brief History

Harvard Business Review

Douglas McGregor’s “Theory Y” is representative of the genre. Organization as machine – this imagery from our industrial past continues to cast a long shadow over the way we think about management today. It isn’t the only deeply-held and rarely examined notion that affects how organizations are run. Managers still assume that stability is the normal state of affairs and change is the unusual state (a point I particularly challenge in The End of Competitive Advantage ).

Could Target Have Prevented Its Security Breach?

Harvard Business Review

But the outpouring of opinions, argues Jena McGregor , may be a good thing: "As long as the argument persists about how to get more women at the top, it remains on everyone''s minds — and hopefully, on more people''s agendas."

Understanding China’s Hard Line on Hong Kong

Harvard Business Review

The parallel that springs most readily to mind, especially when one learns about the systematic ways in which the Party selects, trains, and promotes its leaders (recommended reading: Richard McGregor’s The Party: The Secret World of China’s Communist Rulers ), is that of a big corporation — IBM or GM in their Organization Man heydays.