Are Leaders Leading?

Are Leaders Leading?

Ourthinking Every executive we talk to wants more leadership from their people.We decided to try and understand why. We constructed a simple survey asking leaders them how much of their time they spend leading vs. engaged in task work. The answer is usually somewhere...
Consensus: Can it Work?

Consensus: Can it Work?

Ourthinking People ask me all the time, “is consensus a good way to make decisions?” I say, “it seems to me that consensus puts you in the bind of trying to make everyone happy and drive the business. An impossible task. “So, why does this wistful question persist?...
Good Communication That Blocks Learning

Good Communication That Blocks Learning

Ourthinking Remembering Chris ArgyrisTwenty-two years ago Harvard Business School’s Chris Argyris penned his McKinsey Award-winning article “Good Communication That Blocks Learning.”In the final paragraph of his 1994 article Chris said, “Today, facing competitive...