leadership

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0 comments Posted 17 Mar 2011 by ChrisMorse (Red Hat) Feed
Two years ago I posted a short post that picked up from an HBR article on leadership flaws. I posed the question if Enterprise 2.0 initiatives can thrive in environments where toxic leadership reigns. My first reaction was no, and then I thought about ways to get to yes. One of the flaws of flawed... Read more
0 comments Posted 16 Mar 2011 by Gil Yehuda Feed
Leadership in most organizations is top-down. The CEO tells the VP, who tells the director, who tells the manager, who instructs his employee to do work. Culturally most people are conditioned to think that's expected. But open source communities rarely work that way, and that's one of the oddities... Read more
1 comment Posted 8 Feb 2011 by David Nalley Feed
When I hear people in the technology industry talk about the benefits of open source software, one of things they mention often is their belief that open source software “gets better faster” than traditional software (David Wheeler has done a nice job collecting many of the proof points around the... Read more
3 comments Posted 7 Feb 2011 by Chris Grams Feed
Trust is an essential human attribute and virtue. When we are born, we are completely helpless and at the mercy of others. We instinctively trust that someone will look after us, nurture us, protect us. Being trusting and being trustworthy are central tenets of what it means to be a human... Read more
3 comments Posted 21 Jan 2011 by Raj Sisodia (Red Hat) Feed
20th century companies defined success by their hard assets. In contrast, 21st century businesses are based around information and ideas. In this video, Jim Whitehurst, President and CEO of Red Hat, explores how we add value in today's contemporary business, and, by extension, as a society.
0 comments Posted 16 Dec 2010 by Kim Jokisch (Red Hat) Feed
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... Read more
0 comments Posted 6 Dec 2010 by Tim O'Reilly Feed
Over the years, I’ve picked up an unhealthy understanding of the language of business. Years of sitting in big corporate meetings will do that to you, unfortunately. Here at New Kind, my business partners will still call me out for talking about “action items,” saying something is in our “... Read more
2 comments Posted 6 Dec 2010 by Chris Grams Feed
In the years ahead, any leader who hopes to have followers will need to carefully examine the foundations of their own authority. Why? Because we live in a world where the effectiveness of positional power is rapidly diminishing—at least outside of prisons and elementary schools. Thanks to Enron,... Read more
0 comments Posted 25 Oct 2010 by Gary Hamel Feed
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6 comments Posted 27 Sep 2010 by Rebecca Fernandez (Red Hat) Feed

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