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Category Archives: bureaucracy
(Issue #491) Premonitions and Weak Signals
“The point is obvious. There is more than one way to burn a book. And the world is full of people running about with lit matches….” -Ray Bradbury- Weak signals tell us that what had been best practices are about … Continue reading
Posted in accountability, action, awareness, bullies, bureaucracy Tagged academic literacy, accountability, bullies, censorship, citizen involvement, democracy, Education, literacy, Reading 4 Comments
(#370) What’s Your B.M.I. (Bureaucratic Mass Index)?
Has your bureaucracy morphed into a soul-sucking and resilience-retarding beast? Bureaucracy catches a lot of heat. “The Bureaucracy.” When something goes wrong….blame it on “The Bureaucracy.” Of course, “The Bureaucracy” provides the structure. The people (the bureaucrats) make it move … Continue reading
Posted in bureaucracy, collaboration, Communication, Critical Thinking, decision making, Haters, institutional climate, institutional culture, leadership, resilience, transactional leadership, transformational leadership Tagged bureaucracy, bureaucrat, Harvard Business Review, leadership, management, organizational resilience, resilience, transactional leaders, transformational leadership 1 Comment
(#318) Bigger, Shinier, Newer Not Necessarily Better
Maybe I can help start a small movement for change in the big box. Until March of this year, I belonged to a small, unobtrusive, not fancy, neighborhood beach gym. For eighteen years. Like Cheers, everyone knew your name. A … Continue reading
Posted in authenticity, awareness, branding, bureaucracy, Civility, collaboration, engagement, fitness, Friendship, growth, institutional climate, institutional culture, Life lessons, Mindfulness, mindset, resilience, teamwork Tagged advancement, authenticity, branding, connections, mediocrity, relationships, resilience, soul 2 Comments
(#256) Don’t Blame the Bureaucracy, Point to the People
If you can’t or won’t help, just step aside for someone who will do a competent and humane job. When something goes wrong in a big organization, the easy thing to do is blame it on the bureaucracy. Blame the … Continue reading
Posted in bureaucracy, customer service Tagged bureaucracy, customer service, incompetence, poor service 2 Comments