Org Physics: The Three Faces Of Every Company

Every organization has three kinds of power, and three forms of leadership, three structures. This is not a menu. They are part of organizational physics — universal laws that apply to every organization, large or small, old or new, for profit or social.

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Written by Niels Pflaeging, published on Medium

Leadership In Transition

To create high-performing and adaptive organizations, leaders need to actively shape an open culture that fosters collaboration and builds trust. This comes with  a change in the role of the leader, yet it’s more important than ever.

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The Art and Science of Leadership at Scale: 3 Lessons from Sheryl Sandberg

Companies need different kinds of leadership at different stages. In an organization that’s changing fast there’s a very specific kind of leadership needed. Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg knows as much about this kind of leadership as anyone possibly can. She’s one of those gifted leaders who’s made daring decisions at every level of scale.

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Written by Reid Hoffman, published on LinkedIn

The Woman Who Built Netflix’s Culture Did It With These 5 Things In Mind

Netflix and Patty McCord are famous for what Sheryl Sandberg called “the most important document ever to come out of the Valley”. It’s is a 124-page presentation about company culture that’s been shared almost 16 million times on Slideshare, called the “Netflix Culture: Freedom & Responsibility”.  The document is an essential read for everyone interested in building high-performance organizational cultures. Read the slides as well as this article, which outlines the essence and mindsets that build the DNA for Netflix’s way of running their organization.

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Written by Vivian Giang, published on LinkedIn Talent Blog

The Management Framework that Propelled LinkedIn to a $20 Billion Company

Jeff Weiner led LinkedIn through a blockbuster IPO to a current market capitalization of over $20 billion. After the IPO, he’s come out the other side with several incredible management lessons involving the focus on values, compassion, and leadership around unified goals. While most companies dismiss these concepts easily as somehow stale or separate from the work they need to get done day to day, Weiner has implemented them as cornerstones of his leadership philosophy and management model.

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How We Conduct 1:1s

Leaders must routinely spend time with each members of their team to discuss what they’re working on and how to improve. This infographic by NOBL Collective distills a handful of practices from leading teams, scientific research, and the observations on how to effectively have 1:1s.

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Building A Resilient Organizational Culture

While human resilience may be thought of as a personality trait, in the aggregate, groups, organizations, and even communities can learn to develop a “culture of resilience” which manifests itself as a form of “psychological immunity” to, or the ability to rebound from, the untoward effects of adversity.

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Written by George S. Everly, published by HBR

To Be A Disrupter, You Don’t Have To Be An Asshole

Steve Jobs was a great role model for many things. Original thinking and nonconformity. Seeing the future more clearly than others and working relentlessly to create that future. Obsession with beautiful design and quality. Building a world-class tech company without knowing how to code. That doesn’t mean he was a great role model for how to treat others. Disrupters are often disagreeable. But you can be disagreeable without being an asshole.

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Written by Adam Grant, published on LinkedIn

How To Go From 1 Million To 100 Million

Gary Vaynerchuk builds businesses. Fresh out of college he took his family wine business and grew it from a $3M to a $60M business in just five years. Now he runs VaynerMedia, one of the world’s hottest digital agencies. Along the way he became a prolific angel investor and venture capitalist, investing in companies like Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Uber, and Birchbox before eventually co-founding VaynerRSE, a $25M angel fund. Here’s is personal insight on how to grow a business from $1 Million to $100 Million.

1 Min video, published by Gary Vaynerchuk

4 Principles for Building Beautiful Organizations

Tim Leberecht the author of the book “The Business Romantic” argues for designing organizations and workplaces that celebrate authenticity instead of efficiency and questions instead of answers. In this talk he proposes four (admittedly subjective) principles for building beautiful organizations and leading with beauty.


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