Leadership and management

Want to be a great leader? Assume positive intent

Want to be a great leader? Assume positive intent
Open source communities are some of the most passionate organizations I've ever seen. Their members care deeply about the work they do (often...Read more

What storytellers can teach open leaders

What storytellers can teach open leaders
Learning from great storytellers makes us better open leaders—as long as we understand what these roles have in common.Read more

How an open leader achieves work/life balance

Openness is the only solution to work/life balance
Open leaders trust the systems that surround them when seeking balance in their busy lives.Read more

Why open leaders are masters of balance

Open leadership requires balance
Open leaders are systems thinkers, masters of balancing the delicate ecosystems that drive innovation.Read more

A new kind of match-making: Speed mentoring

A new kind of match-making: Speed mentoring
The Women of OpenStack recognized this need for mentors and started a mentoring program that matches mentors with newbies based on the type of...Read more

How to ask why at work without upsetting anyone

How to ask why at work without upsetting anyone
When things go awry, everyone wants to know "why?" But the question might have unintended consequences. Learn about a few alternatives.Read more

How to recognize an open leader when you see one

How to recognize an open leader when you see one
Open leaders excel at these three everyday skills.Read more

How collaborative should I be during strategic planning?

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The short answer is: very collaborative. Strategic planning requires hearing from all levels of the organization; leaders, managers, co-workers, and...Read more