Esther Dyson, Thought Leader on Engagement, Leadership, and Accountability

By Michelle Malay Carter on June 29, 2009 

I read Art Kleiner’s strategy+business interview with Esther Dyson, a thought leader in the field of high tech innovation.? Some thoughts from this article parallel what I’ve been saying here at Mission Minded Management.? (Emphasis added) On Engagement “The really good marketers will become much more clever about what they do, and engage with people […]

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Check Your Perceptions at the Door, If You Can – A Friday Fascinating

By Michelle Malay Carter on June 19, 2009 

Mission Minded Management is all about?debunking the widely held misconceptions that prevail about work, human capability, and what causes most dysfunction at work.? Hint:? I’m OK.? You’re OK.? Let’s fix the system. A few weeks back I wrote a post called, Is the Story You are Telling Yourself Helpful?,? and I’ve since?found?a video clip that […]

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Requisite Felt Fair Pay – Key Elements, Principles and Texts

By Michelle Malay Carter on June 18, 2009 

The following is part thee of a three-part post on Felt Fair Compensation. ?See Part 1 and Part 2 here. This Felt Fair Pay series was authored by my colleague, Barry Deane of PeopleFit Australasia.? My hat is off to him for addressing the topic so thoroughly and for backing it with historical data and […]

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Is it Possible to Agree on What Fair Pay Is? Science-Based Felt Fair Compensation ? A 60 Year History

By Michelle Malay Carter on June 17, 2009 

The following is part two of a three-part post on Felt Fair Compensation.??See Part 1 here. This Felt Fair Pay series was authored by my colleague, Barry Deane of PeopleFit Australasia. My hat is off to him for addressing the topic so thoroughly and for backing it with historical data and research citations. Over 60 […]

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The Predictable Outrage over Outrageous Executive Pay

By Michelle Malay Carter on June 16, 2009 

The following is part one of a three-part post on Felt Fair Compensation.? This Felt Fair Pay series was authored by my colleague, Barry Deane of PeopleFit Australasia.? My hat is off to him for addressing the topic so thoroughly and for backing it with historical data and research citations. Paying Executives More For Less? […]

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How To Have Employees Experience their Manager As A Leader – A Design and Screening Solution

By Michelle Malay Carter on June 10, 2009 

My last post?had the word impotent in it twice, so those who read my posts via email may have had the post hijacked by a spam filter.? Additionally, because my last post was so long, I am?repeating the end of my last post under a new title with one new context setting introductory paragraph. Managers […]

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Requisite Organization Design Ensures Managers Can be Leaders

By Michelle Malay Carter on June 7, 2009 

Organizations expend tremendous resources trying to whip individual managers into being leaders via training, coaching, inspiring, punishing, demanding, pleading… Although these various approaches may, in fact, provide some results, if your organization design is structurally flawed, even your most motivated, knowledgeable and well trained manager leaders will be rendered impotent. Who is MacroManaging Our Organizations? […]

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Appropriate Focus? – A Friday Funny

By Michelle Malay Carter on June 5, 2009 

A while back I wrote a poem about focusing upon the right things.? This sign reminded me of that poem.? (Be sure to squint read the fine print.)? The sign is for your Friday funny pleasure.? I was serious when I wrote the poem. I’m OK.? You’re OK.? Let’s fix the system. Seek and Ye […]

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When Your Organization Design is Too Fat Expect Impotent Managers

By Michelle Malay Carter on June 3, 2009 

In my last post, I?talked about the downside of having too many layers within your organizational structure.? How can you tell if this is the case? Impotent Managers When you have a manager and a direct report whose roles fall into the same work level (requisite design calls for one role in each layer), you […]

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