Author, Speaker, Comic, Mime: Breaking Rules with the Intriguing Rick Lewis
Posted by Doug Kirkpatrick on Wed, May 08, 2013
The Morning Star Self-Management Institute recently talked with Rick Lewis, professional misbehaver, entertainer, speaker and author. He shares some serious and thoughtful observations about Intelligent Misbehavior, Self-Management, and the salience of full engagement.
RAC ‘Em Up!
Posted by Doug Kirkpatrick on Wed, May 01, 2013
Psychology Provides a Powerful Key to Successful Communication
A self-managed work environment demands open and authentic communication. When individuals need help from others, communication is request-not-command, since people in such a workplace only manage themselves, not others. For a request to be effective, it stands to reason that the request should be delivered in a respectful manner designed to elicit a positive response.
What Taxes Can Teach us About Management
Posted by Paul Green, Jr. on Fri, April 26, 2013
Why does it seem that people hate paying taxes? Taxes are a pretty divisive issue politically, at least here in the United States; some think taxes should be higher, some that they should be lower. But I've never met anyone who was excited about paying taxes. Why?
Why Business Academia Probably Won’t Revolutionize Management
Posted by Paul Green, Jr. on Sat, March 30, 2013
A few years ago I was convinced that I wanted to be a business school professor. I spent a lot of time researching various PhD programs; met a lot of professors (most of them are pretty incredible, creative people); read a mountain of academic literature (I still like reading research articles); and even went so far as to take the GMAT (the required admission exam).
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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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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