Humble Leadership

Lead Change Blog

Without it, organizations will continue to face the productivity and quality problems that result from reward systems that emphasize individual competition and “climbing the corporate ladder.”. Webinars Ed Schein Peter Schein Humble Leadership Leadership Books Video Webinar

The Anxiety of Learning

Michael Lee Stallard

I’ve always found Schein’s insights and frameworks to be useful when it comes to understanding and orchestrating organizational change. Schein thinks of people as falling into three groups when it comes to change: collaborators, passives and resisters.

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First Look: Leadership Books for August 2018

Leading Blog

Schein and Peter A. Schein. Hyperfocus : How to Be More Productive in a World of Distraction by Chris Bailey. Here's a look at some of the best leadership books to be released in August 2018. Don't miss out on other great new and future releases. Mastering Fear : A Navy SEAL's Guide by Brandon Webb and John David Mann. 8 Steps to High Performance : Focus On What You Can Change (Ignore the Rest) by Marc Effron.

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Preview Thursday – Humble Leadership

Lead Change Blog

The following is an excerpt from Humble Leadership:The Power of Relationships, Openness and Trust by Ed & Peter Schein. Product specialization is accelerating. Schein is the author of numerous bestselling books, including the recent Humble Inquiry and Humble Consulting.

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Resistance to Change. Fear of Punishment for Incompetence

Mike Cardus

If it takes you a long time to learn the new way of thinking and doing things, you fear being punished for your lack of productivity. Edgar Schein. Photo Credit.

Workplace and Life Advice You Can Use

Leading Blog

Schein : “The warning signs are never ‘cultural.’ Carmine Gallo : “Here’s a great exercise for anyone with an idea, product, or service to pitch—explain it in a sentence short enough to fit in a Twitter post.

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Culture change from a focus on how people interact

Mike Cardus

When I talk about culture change within a workplace the best thinker to reference is Edgar Schein : “Schein’s model of organizational culture originated in the 1980s. What makes culture change in your company or team difficult?

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It’s About What You Add to the Interaction

Lead Change Blog

As to what effective leaders do, I concur with Edgar Schein’s idea that it’s all about relationship. Whether you’re a leader trying to market your product or service or that same leader wanting to effectively lead your team, having good relationships with others is crucial.

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Benefits of Debriefing

Strategy Driven

First, there are the discrete, tangible products that emerge directly from the debrief process. You have a sales cycle, a promotion cycle, a production cycle and so on. The Forces of global change can render professional skill sets obsolete almost overnight.

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How Digital Natives Are Changing B2B Purchasing

Harvard Business Review

Digital natives who grew up with the Internet and smartphones have transformed the way B2B buyers research purchases, qualify vendors and make purchases—changing the rules of the game for marketers and product managers. Some 73% of 20- to 35-year-olds are involved in product or service purchase decision-making at their companies, according to a study of “millennial” buyers by Merit , with one-third reporting that they are the sole decision-maker for their department.

How Great Coaches Ask, Listen, and Empathize

Harvard Business Review

In his book Helping , former MIT professor Edgar Schein identifies different modes of inquiry that we employ when we’re offering help, and they map particularly well to coaching conversations.

3 Questions Executives Should Ask Front-Line Workers

Harvard Business Review

Stanley Bergman, the CEO of Henry Schein, a $10 billion global medical supply company, visits each company office at least once per year in every part of the globe. He meets with the country leaders and the product teams. Yes, he has great financial controls and excellent budget targets for each country and each product line but, as he says, the most important reason to visit is connecting with the people.

If Your Data Is Bad, Your Machine Learning Tools Are Useless

Harvard Business Review

Alan Schein Photography/Getty Images. Consider an organization seeking productivity gains with its machine learning program. This in turns subverts the hoped-for productivity gains. Poor data quality is enemy number one to the widespread, profitable use of machine learning. While the caustic observation, “garbage-in, garbage-out” has plagued analytics and decision-making for generations, it carries a special warning for machine learning.

How to Give Negative Feedback When Your Organization Is “Nice”

Harvard Business Review

Edgar Schein, the renowned expert on organizational culture and professor emeritus at the MIT Sloan School of Management, says that once cultural norms such as not giving feedback are established, it’s easier for people to resist change “by denial, projection, rationalization, or various other defense mechanisms” than to change their behavior. ”) and micro feedback (“What could I have done differently in that meeting so it would have been more productive?”).