Five Crucial Competencies of Self-Management

Five Crucial Competencies of Self-Management

Posted by Doug Kirkpatrick on Thu, April 17, 2014

While there are many competencies that enable effective self-management (excellent communication skills, solid teamwork, good judgment), there are many other, less obvious competencies that impact one’s ability to navigate and perform at a high level in a self-managed ecosystem.  Here are five candidates for consideration.

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An SMI Exclusive: A Talk with the Remarkable Dr. Peter Koestenbaum

An SMI Exclusive: A Talk with the Remarkable Dr. Peter Koestenbaum

Posted by Doug Kirkpatrick on Mon, December 09, 2013

SMI recently traveled to the Carmel home of Dr. Peter Koestenbaum, co-author with Peter Block of Freedom and Accountability at Work. Dr. Koestenbaum is the founder and chairman of PIB.Net, (for Philosophy in Business), and the Koestenbaum Institute, headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden.  In 2000, he asked the hard questions in the influential Fast Company article Do You Have the Will to Lead?

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Outsider Wisdom: Self-Organization and 12-Step Recovery

Outsider Wisdom: Self-Organization and 12-Step Recovery

Posted by admin on Tue, September 24, 2013

By Elinor Slomba, Certified Scrum Master

Over Labor Day weekend an extraordinary event took place in the world of self organized groups.  Philadelphia, the City of Brotherly Love, hosted the World Convention of one of the largest and most respected 12-Step recovery programs, known as Narcotics Anonymous.  Over 18,000 recovering addicts were in attendance, from over 100 countries.

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Bioteams: Nature’s Best Practices

Bioteams: Nature’s Best Practices

Posted by Doug Kirkpatrick on Tue, July 16, 2013

Former Reuter’s IT Europe Manager and VISION business consultant Ken Thompson’s book Bioteams is a little gem that describes how to create high performance teams based on examples found in the natural world.  As he notes in the first chapter, “after [nature’s] 3.8 billion years of research and development, failures are fossils, and what surrounds us is the secret to survival. We are learning, for instance, how to grow food like a prairie, create ceramics like an abalone, create color like a peacock, self-medicate like a chimp, compute like a cell, and run a business like a hickory forest.”

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About Us

The Self-Management Institute was formed in 2008 as a research and education organization focused on the development of superior systems and principles of organizing people.

Our founder, Chris Rufer, developed, early on in his entrepreneurial career, a general business philosophy around the fundamental cornerstone that simply states that Self-Management is the most effective and efficient method of organizing people.

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Doug Kirkpatrick Book

 

Beyond Empowerment

Now Available Online

Also Available at Amazon.Com

Watch the Interview here.

 

  

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New Article: The Year of Workplace Reinvention

New Article: The Year of Workplace Reinvention

Call it what you will--Self-Management, Holarchy, ROWE--but we are definitely seeing a rise in the number of workplaces that are ditching traditional management.  Pam Ross's January article with the Huffington Post introduces several companies that are experimenting with how to best organize work.

New Survey of Self-Management

New Survey of Self-Management

For his article in the Fall 2013 issue of The Conference Board Review ("Who's In Charge Here?"), Vadim Liberman researched a variety of self-managed companies and presents ways in which learning about "bossless organizations can teach you how to be a better boss."

The Morning Star Self Management Institute

New Self-Management Case Studies

The case studies presented at the 2013 Symposium are now available on our Wiki.  Help these companies find solutions!

2013 CITE Conference-San Francisco Offers a Morning Star Self-Management Synopsis for Attendees

2013 CITE Conference-San Francisco Offers a Morning Star Self-Management Synopsis for Attendees

Author, consultant and London School of Business management educator Gary Hamel shared his vision of the future, and of the Morning Star self-management system, with attendees at the recent Consumerization of IT in the Enterprise Conference in San Francisco.

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