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An everyone culture : becoming a deliberately developmental organization

Author: Robert Kegan; Lisa Laskow Lahey; Matthew L Miller
Publisher: Boston, MA : Harvard Business Review Press, ©2016.
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"A Radical New Model for Unleashing Your Company's Potential In most organizations nearly everyone is doing a second job no one is paying them for-namely, covering their weaknesses, trying to look their best, and managing other people's impressions of them. There may be no greater waste of a company's resources. The ultimate cost: neither the organization nor its people are able to realize their full potential. What
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Kegan; Lisa Laskow Lahey; Matthew L Miller
ISBN: 9781625278623 1625278624
OCLC Number: 968925699
Description: viii, 308 p
Contents: Introduction: Culture as strategy --
1. Meet the DDOs --
2. What do we mean by development? --
3. A conceptual tour of the DDO: edge, home, and groove --
4. In the groove: practices and practicing to create an everyone culture --
5. But is this any way to run a business?: the strictly business value of being a DDO --
6. Uncovering your biggest blind spot: what you'd be working on in a DDO --
7. Creating home: getting started toward becoming a DDO --
Epilogue: A new way of being --
at work.
Responsibility: Robert Kegan and Lisa Laskow Lahey ; with Matthew L. Miller, Andy Fleming, Deborah Helsing.

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"A Radical New Model for Unleashing Your Company's Potential In most organizations nearly everyone is doing a second job no one is paying them for-namely, covering their weaknesses, trying to look their best, and managing other people's impressions of them. There may be no greater waste of a company's resources. The ultimate cost: neither the organization nor its people are able to realize their full potential. What if a company did everything in its power to create a culture in which everyone-not just select "high potentials"--Could overcome their own internal barriers to change and use errors and vulnerabilities as prime opportunities for personal and company growth? Robert Kegan and Lisa Lahey (and their collaborators) have found and studied such companies-Deliberately Developmental Organizations. A DDO is organized around the simple but radical conviction that organizations will best prosper when they are more deeply aligned with people's strongest motive, which is to grow. This means going beyond consigning "people development" to high-potential programs, executive coaching, or once-a-year off-sites. It means fashioning an organizational culture in which support of people's development is woven into the daily fabric of working life and the company's regular operations, daily routines, and conversations. An Everyone Culture dives deep into the worlds of three leading companies that embody this breakthrough approach. It reveals the design principles, concrete practices, and underlying science at the heart of DDOs-from their disciplined approach to giving feedback, to how they use meetings, to the distinctive way that managers and leaders define their roles. The authors then show readers how to build this developmental culture in their own organizations. This book demonstrates a whole new way of being at work. It suggests that the culture you create is your strategy-and that the key to success is developing everyone."--

"What if companies viewed becoming world-class less as the product of successful recruitment and retention efforts and more as the outcome of a relentless focus on the growth in capabilities--even personal development--of all the people who make up the company? What if a company did everything within its power to create conditions in which individuals could overcome their own internal barriers to change, transcend their blind spots, and see errors and weaknesses as prime opportunities for personal growth? Robert Kegan and Lisa Lahey have found and studied such companies--Deliberately Developmental Organizations. A DDO is organized around the deceptively simple but radical conviction that organizations will best prosper when they are deeply aligned with people's strongest motive, which is to grow. This means more than consigning "people development" to high-potential leadership-development programs, executive coaching, or once-a-year retreats. Deep alignment means fashioning an organizational culture in which support of people's ongoing development is woven into the daily fabric of working life and visible in the company's regular operations, daily routines, and conversations. This book dives deeply into the worlds of three leading companies that embody this breakthrough approach and reveals the design principles at the heart of DDOs--from their disciplined, consistent approach to giving feedback, to how they use meetings, to how managers and leaders define their roles differently than in typical companies. The authors then show readers how to build this developmental culture in their own organizations. An Everyone Culture will cause you to rethink the basic notion of people-development in organizational life"--

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