“I have an abundance mentality: When people are genuinely happy at the successes of others, the pie gets larger.” Stephen Covey
Today, the theory of abundance and the reality of business came head to head. I suppose that I shouldn’t have been surprised, the competitive spirit being what it is.
I had just requested an opportunity to discuss the possibility that CEOs involved with Vistage might want to offer their managers a similar, if more structured and less costly, peer learning experience. My respondent refused to even discuss the matter.
If you’re not familiar with Vistage, it is a peer mentoring membership organization for CEOs, business owners and executives of small- to mid-size businesses. They meet monthly in groups of … Read the rest
“If only HP knew what HP knows, we would be three times more productive.” Lew Platt, Former CEO of Hewlett-Packard
Managers have a great deal of knowledge and experience that often goes unshared and unrecognized for lack of awareness that it is and can be an important organizational asset.
- The managers themselves may be unconscious of their implicit wisdom. Few managers have the time or inclination to reflect on what they know and how it helps their performance, so they themselves may not recognize their importance.
- There may not be opportunities for managers to share what they know. Organizational silos and lack of management or cross-department meetings make this difficult.
- If managers share what they know, it may