Profile of Change: Thulani Madondo

In January I visited Johannesburg, South Africa to speak at the Academy of Management’s first-ever Africa Conference.  The conference brought together leading organization and management scholars as well as social entrepreneurs, service providers and change agents interested in the many theoretical and practical problems presented in Africa.  The continent is home to some of the world’s … More Profile of Change: Thulani Madondo

Pixar’s Foundations for Collaboration

asdf Randy Nelson knows something about how to build collaborative, innovative cultures.  Although currently the Head of Artistic Development and Training at DreamWorks Animation, two years ago when he did this piece, he was the Dean of Pixar University.  For twelve years, Randy was responsible designing curriculum and delivering classes and programs to continuously increase … More Pixar’s Foundations for Collaboration

Undercover Boss: Listening to the Heart of Your Company

The new reality show Undercover Boss from CBS should be required viewing for every corporate executive and everyone who aspires to be one.  It follows CEO’s as they slip anonymously into the rank and file of their companies.  While working alongside their employees, they see the effects their decisions have on others, where the problems … More Undercover Boss: Listening to the Heart of Your Company

Going the Last Mile

MacArthur Foundation “genius grant” winner, Sendhil Mullainathan, uses behavioral economics to show us that convincing people to change behavior is about much more than giving people data and information.  His work examining the topic of persuasion has made a remarkable impact examining some critical social challenges in India and around the world. In the corporate sector we, … More Going the Last Mile